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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-07-2011, 05:47 PM Thread Starter
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FZ8 Soft Front Forks

Ive been reading reviews, and i have interest in purchasing the FZ8. Ive herd that the front forks are too soft, and under heavy load or heavy braking the front forks do not hold up to well, and are just to soft.

Is there any way for me to swap out the front forks? or possibly increase the resistance giving it a stiffer ride?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-01-2011, 12:47 PM
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You can change the springs (100$) in the forks, change oil density (cheapest option) or simply swap forks (will probably cost you 1500$+).

Personally I find they are well balanced between comfort and sportiness.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-04-2011, 08:03 AM
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First of all, you should ride the bike first...you might be surprised that the front end is actually just fine.

Second, front end mods are exceptionally easy. New springs, oil, cartridge kits or emulators are or will soon be available to drop right in.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-30-2011, 03:56 AM
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The FZ8 works well
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-31-2012, 05:33 PM
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You can always get a set of gen 2 FZ1 forks, which adjustable and stiffer. I just sold a set to a FZ8 rider this week. Many of the FZ1 boys are upgrading to R1 forks and have the stock units left over. An o4 and later R1 shock can be fitted also with an adapter. I have a R6 shock fitted to my gen 1 FZ1.
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