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This is a discussion on Grom suspension forks and shocks within the Grom Talk forums, part of the Honda Grom Forums category; I figured I'd start this. I think it will be needed soon. Once we figure out the forks I'll buy this! Y.S.S. - Rear Shock, ...

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    Grom suspension forks and shocks

    I figured I'd start this. I think it will be needed soon.

    Once we figure out the forks I'll buy this!

    Y.S.S. - Rear Shock, YSS, Full Adjustment, MSX125 - Other Products.

    Wow this is a bargain. I almost pulled the trigger but decided to ride my grom first, just about a month.

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    Isn't the Ohlin's only about another hundred or so more?

    Nothing against YSS but if they end up being that close in price range I'd splurge for the proven quality etc. I'm really anxious to see what's going on with the forks though.
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    Tyga has even posted saying the fork couldn't be opened, honda seems to have taken a strange route with them, I think someone is going to end up producing an aftermarket set.. Which could work out though if the bodies are one size you'd be able to slide them up vs losing travel to lower it

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    Actually, you can open the fork, you just can't dismantle it and don't expect any oil in there either! We at Tyga will have some preload adjusters ready soon. Should help with diving.

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    forgot to mention, we now stock rear shocks for every budget: Tyga Performance

    Well, we try to stock but some things just keep selling...
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    Quote Originally Posted by tygapaul View Post
    Actually, you can open the fork, you just can't dismantle it and don't expect any oil in there either! We at Tyga will have some preload adjusters ready soon. Should help with diving.
    What are you going to pre-load if there is no spring in the fork?


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    There is a spring in there... there has to be... it is just not accessible in the way it would be in pretty much every other fork setup out there. Honda did a really good job with this front end to try to keep us from not only easily lowering the forks, but also to keep us from being able to modify them by adjusting valving or playing with spring rates, etc... Also the sizes of the OD of the fork tubes are very odd, so finding a simple easy to swap-out replacement from some other bike is not likely either.

    But not to worry, good minds are "on it"... lol!
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    Good to hear from both TYGA and Composimo about the forks. Froggie, the YSS shock has hight adjustment while the Ohlins does not. For me that's a huge factor. I want that adjustment, I may only use it once but I like to know I have it. as for the YSS being 200 bucks cheaper that's great that's Two sets of good tires.

    I believe in a balanced moto so I'll wait on big suspension upgrades untill our friendly vendors come up with a solution for tuning the fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tygapaul View Post
    Actually, you can open the fork, you just can't dismantle it and don't expect any oil in there either! We at Tyga will have some preload adjusters ready soon. Should help with diving.
    I ment the chrome body, not the "fork" entirely, my apologies.. Unless the chrome can be dismantled as well in which ill just stop talking now

    Good to hear about the preload adjusters

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    I've had the sense that the fork legs and seat were the weak points of this bike. Seating is easy enough to change, to the point of being a non-issue. The fork legs may prove to be an Achilles Heel, if preload & "oil-tuning" can't do the job. IMO, 3.9" a travel is kinda short for the applciation; I'd expect at least another inch.

    Still, all it'd take is a set of custom trees and a caliper bracket...voila!...take your pick of world-class inverted fork legs - maybe even a pair of those hard-to-find YSS adjustables for the KSR.

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