Dropping the front will also make the strenuous job of getting the bike on the center stand even harder. I'm wondering if my forks are slightly short as I'm sure my bike is harder to get onto the stand than the one I had 30 years ago, then again maybe it's because I'm 30 years older 🙁
Hi the leg with the circlip (GT750) had 2 springs as per the RE5. The top small spring was missing on the RE5 leg I stripped but so was the top threaded cap, but the other RE5 leg I pulled apart the other week to replace a leaking seal certainly had the 2 springs. However the main springs appeared identical between the 2 I pulled apart last night. The 2 inner tubes were exactly the same length. I guess if there is concern over some damping differences then I would just use my RE5 spring damper rod etc in the GT cap type tube regards Terry
Then I'm wondering Terry if that circlip fork stanchion you had really was GT750 at all ? Perhaps it really was another version for the RE5 and would explain why all the internals were the same. They were all single spring units on the GT's. Raychappo notes that his circlip RE5 has two springs. Did Suzuki produce circlip and screw cap stanchions in the RE5 model range ?
As my circlip stanchion has chrome metal hex caps that push in I was wondering if any GTs had metal hex caps that look like they are screw in. I've only ever seen GTs with a black plastic, almost flat cap on them
Hi well of course I don't know where these circlip forks came from they were with an RE5 that had been pranged and had bent forks. Presumably that had been sourced to replace the bent ones at some time in the distant past. So maybe they were RE5 ones but who has ever seen an RE5 parts book that shows circlip type forks? Anyway I will buy a pair of the repro circlip type legs and see how they compare regards Terry