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Wayward Son
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Anyone know what changed between the 99 and 2000 FXST front forks.
Been looking at the newer mono tube set-ups but they list 00 and above.
 

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I'm thinking '00 is when the fork tubes changed to 39mm.
I didn't look it up, just going from memory.
 

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Wayward Son
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I'm thinking '00 is when the fork tubes changed to 39mm.
I didn't look it up, just going from memory.
That was my thought. But doing some online digging did`t turn up anything but 99`s are 41mm.
Sound right?
 

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I'm thinking the '99 and earlier are smaller diameter, like 35mm or maybe even 31mm.
I'll check my books when I get to my shop but I bet someone is going to come up with an educated answer before I post back.
 

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Wayward Son
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Thanks Schmidty. 41mm did`t seem right. But......
No big deal. Do`t plan on swapping out the whole front end only to turn around and sink more into mono tubes.
Unless I win the loto. But I do`t even play it.
 

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Dang, I forgot to look ! Gotta write myself a note.
No other responses too !
 

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Damper and Stanchion (Silver fork leg) were changed. May have been a design change in damper internal bore. 1999 had an extra damper ring, as where 2000 model did not.

Internal fork spring changed as well. Could be length or spring rate.

Damper was changed. Top-out spring did not.
 

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Wayward Son
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Like I said. No big deal. But thanks.

Thanks Dave. That would add one more expense to the list. Having gone to a new 23" wheel new 1" bearings would be needed to replace the new 3/4" ones.
Pennies compared to the the other stuff.
But not even gonna go there.
 

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do it................do it...............I dare ya.
 

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Wayward Son
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do it................do it...............I dare ya.
Did`t put the engine in your lo-rider. :fitz
Besides to many other items to do first. Including a carb job. :know
 

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If you wait any longer to send me that carb, they'll be calling the post office something different, until you finally send it to me..........

:D
 

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If you wait any longer to send me that carb, they'll be calling the post office something different, until you finally send it to me..........

:D
Wonder if I can use the GF`s cockatoo as a carrier pigeon? :think
 
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