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If that was the reasoning of everyone then this site wouldn't exist. Think about it.xb33bsa said:then show some respect for you're family.don't fucking ruin it :-\ which is what you will end up doing trying to make it something it is not
Have to agree with XB here....The site would exist, BTW, but with fewer ruined bikes. Too many mods are just not really, say, "well engineered?"billy mild said:If that was the reasoning of everyone then this site wouldn't exist. Think about it.
I thought upgrading the front forks to a little bit more modern of a setup would allow it to handle better and stop better. Along with upgrading the front I would put some new shocks on the rear. All of this would make for a better all around bike. I would keep the original parts so if I ever wanted to go back to stock I can.mydlyfkryzis said:Have to agree with XB here....The site would exist, BTW, but with fewer ruined bikes. Too many mods are just not really, say, "well engineered?"
Good upgrades are O.K., but some people end up with beautiful, unridable, or non-running bikes. If it is a family heirloom, why would you want to abuse it? Ride it gentle, have fun....
Remember, if you improve the forks, the frame is not stronger, so that will need to be improved. Many of these old bikes do not have the frame strength and engine that would warrant modern forks and suspension. Modern bikes use stiffer frames to handle the more compliant forks. the frames were originally designed to flex to absorb some of the pounding. When making majoer suspension changes, you often unbalance the bike. A strong fork on a weak frame rarely helps matters.
I put that pipe on there. It took a long time to find one too.xb33bsa said:sweet even has the gyt kit pipe !