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    Stiffer forks

    Does anyone else but Pro Cycle sell stiffer fork springs for the TW?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxpower View Post
    Does anyone else but Pro Cycle sell stiffer fork springs for the TW?
    You might try adding a little oil and/or washers first before dropping the coin
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    I was amazed at how much stiffer my front forks are with the proper oil level. I may need to remove the 3/4" spacer.

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    I'm pretty sure that ProCycle contracts Race Tech to make the fork springs for them.

    May I ask you to explain what is troubling you in further detail? Generally, since the TW uses small diameter forks and cheap ol' tech of a damper rod system for dampening along with stock springs designed to hold light Japanese people, we find the TW suspension to be...crap. The weak springs cause the nose to dive while braking, yet the damper rods make for a harsh jarring experience on potholes and other obstacles.

    The good news is that it can be improved, and vastly so if you're willing to put in the time and expense to dial it in for you. Yes, there are some things that can help on the cheap, like oil level adjustments and preload caps or spacers, but if you do it right with spring adjustment or swap to get the preload just right and emulators, you won't believe the improvement!

    What is the weight the bike carries most of the time with you, your protective gear, tools, lunch, cell phone, camping stuff, CPR doll or whatever you normally loadout with? My unscientific observations are that the stock front springs can work to about 200lbs., the PC medium springs 200-250lbs., and the PC heavy springs 250lbs.+.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxpower View Post
    Does anyone else but Pro Cycle sell stiffer fork springs for the TW?
    Hyperpro does(link)
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    Sebastian sells Wirth springs on his site. Some folks prefer them.

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    I've been happy with my Hyperpro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trikstr View Post
    I've been happy with my Hyperpro.
    Hyperpro in one of the top moto suspension manufacturers in the world.
    I can't find any reason choosing something else for the TW,especially when it's the cheapest option(last time I checked)!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth View Post
    Who is Sebastian?
    assquatch200 is probably refering to macbig2k1, the owner of twparts site.
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