Hi Guys and Gals any ideas how to improve the front forks on a 1980 XL185S

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Hi Guys and Gals any ideas how to improve the front forks on a 1980 XL185S?

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  • 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 .

  • Showa

  • 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