Drop the forks?

John Soliday johnsoliday at msn.com
Tue Jul 31 08:19:39 PDT 2007

How does the 47 tooth fork affect the shift points as in feel and it must
hurt mileage and might change the point at which hand vibration kicks in.


-----Original Message-----
From: Barblan [mailto:barblan at gmx.ch] 
Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2007 2:37 PM
To: gpzlist at micapeak.com
Subject: Re: Drop the forks?


I agree on everything Charles has said!
I just changed to a 47 tooth rear sprocket since I had to change my first !
chain after 47'060 km.
(Front sprocket was pretty much down!)

Handling is a lot better in the curves and there is more low end torque!
As to the 02 Sprint ST: same conclusions as you a couple of moths ago: 
could be a successor!

Drive safely!

George. Switzerland
Black Geeper, now with a DC QX chain


I'll echo Sheepman's comments and add that you can indeed drop the forks
some with the LSL setup, I've got mine dropped slightly. Another way to make
it turn in faster is to shorten the wheelbase. If you're not already running
47 tooth rear sprocket, install one. It forces the rear axel all the way
forward which in conjunction with dropping the forks slightly shrinks the
wheelbase by close to an inch and will make for quicker handling. Add good
fresh tires and it's going to turn as well as a GPZ can.

Charles S.

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