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Hey everyone,

I just bought a used '06 Sprint ST ABS. It's almost brand new with only 1100 mi on it. What's freaking me out is that the front forks don't appear to be adjustable. Instead of having a bolt or notch on top for adjustment, they just end with a flat cap that's flush with the handlebars.

Did someone swap out my front end or am I missing something? It doesn't look anything like my buddies forks on the same model. Did they change designs early in the model year? Can someone allay my fears that I've been ripped off?

Thanks,
Scooter Mazingo

[ This message was edited by: Mazingo on 2007-01-09 21:43 ]
 

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Hhmmhh - it sounds like the previous owner may have fitted handlebar risers. If so, you should be able to pry the flat cap cover off and lo and behold, the adjusters for the front forks will be lying below.

But I am severely challenged when it comes to mechanics so.....

Good luck - BB
 
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Thanks guys, will pry. That was my first instinct but didn't want to mess anything up...

I bet you're right and I'll let you know.

Thanks,
M
 
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You Guys were right on. Should have figured it out. They guy from whom I bought it was 6'4"....

Thank you for setting me straight. Will sleep better tonight. Got a good deal and was afraid it was too good to be true. Fortunately it is what it's supposed to be.

Thanks to all,
M
 

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Wow - I actually came up with a useful suggestion somewhat related to a mechanical issue!!

This will probably be the first and last time, however. I'll stick with drug discovery and leave the maintenance of my bike to those so qualified.

Let us know how your front suspension tinkering goes.

Take care - BB
 

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Mazingo,

Do a search for "fork" and you'll find out the OEM setup is not so good.

Rest of the bike is FABULOUS! Except maybe the rear shock.
 

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Certainly. I would especially like to play around with compression damping at the front. Ducati offer "S" models with upgraded bits, like the ST3 and ST4. I think it is a good alternative, even if Triumph were only to offer it as a factory aftermarket item.

I mean, the Tiger has USD forks with radial brakes and greater adjustability (I think). Don't get me wrong - I could probably not discern a difference but it is a very interesting 'mismatch' (for want of a better word) of specifications.
 

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On 2007-01-10 18:48, DEcosse wrote:
Is anyone interested in a REAL adjustable set of forks on Sprint
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<LI> Compression, Rebound & Preload?
<LI> USD's even?
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Stay tuned for details coming soon
That'd be nice too.
 
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