Hi Guys and Gals any ideas how to improve the front forks on a 1980 XL185S?
Hi Guys and Gals any ideas how to improve the front forks on a 1980 XL185S
Are the seals Leaking?
Damping not great, a bit softly sprung too.
Change them for something better
As above ^^
Are they air forks ?
Old trick I've done on old field bikes ...
Remove top cap off said forks and use 2p coins as spacers ...
Took a few but it stiffened things up buts it's a true BODGE !
Shows air forks just increase air pressure make sure they are equal .
Thanks for you replies, some food for thought there. I've made some 15mm spacers which has improved things but I think I may look out for some Showas, I wonder if it would be simpler just to get another front end.
I thought showas were standard on your bike !
I don't know, I'll have a look and see if there's any markings