Author Topic: Forks on 2007 Girly  (Read 217 times)

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April 05, 2017, 06:32:47 PM on

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I have noticed my forks "clattering" a bit on potholes or rough roads. Is this normal for a late girly Tiger? Not had one before and don't know anybody with one to ask? It's fairly low mileage and wondered if the progressive fork springs are worth the money and would make a difference? Any advice greatly appreciated.
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April 05, 2017, 08:09:02 PMReply #1 on

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Yep, standard on cast wheel bikes, mine did it too
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April 05, 2017, 09:37:52 PMReply #2 on

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Be worth stripping the forks, good clean out (opportunity to check everything as well), fresh oil and seals and see how that goes before spending larger sums. One step at a time or you end up going in speculative circles.
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April 06, 2017, 08:04:24 PMReply #3 on

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Hi  :icon_biggrin:

Late model 955i's are renowned for clunking forks. Just accept it as normal for a British bike with "character"  :icon_wink:
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Graeme.

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Thanks everyone, so would progressive fork springs not be worth bothering with on this model?
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April 09, 2017, 03:29:11 PMReply #5 on

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Personally, i wouldn't bother with progressive springs, but a mixture of fork oil tends to sort the front suspension out. It's been a while since I did mine, so can't remember with mixtures, but a search will come up trumps :-)
Safe Riding.

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Graeme.