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Gammaboy



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:56 am    Post subject: YB11 Forks Reply with quote

Hi guys, I'm looking at a set of YB11 forks for a project - had a couple of questions:
1) can someone measure across the triples to tell me the centre to centre width of the forks? I'm guessing they're on very wide centres given the enormous diameter of the lowers.

2) Seals - are they currently available? I know they're an odd size, but have also read of people modifying imperial 2" seals - is this actually a solution?

Thanks!
Ben
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who



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Location: Melbourne Australia

PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Ben. Be careful when purchasing these forks. A lot of them are cracked across the axle clamps. Personally I would be looking for something other than the 50 mm YB11 Paioli fork. There are a hundred better options out there
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vort28



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Ben.

I installed the 2inch seals on mine OK.
However not sure I would be buying a set of forks for a project that have part availability issues.
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Gammaboy



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Guys. These ones aren't cracked.
Parts availability for seals (and I guess bushes) is my only real concern - stanchions can be rechromed, the internals are a conventional cartridge.

Anyone able to measure their triples for me?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seals soon won't be a problem.
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icezeit



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Armin at DRT Schneider should have these seals.
At bimota-teile.de he offers them for 75 a pair.
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Gammaboy



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers guys - wound up going with a pair of SB6 forks that popped up recently instead.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds familiar Cool
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Falcolion



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Evilchicken0 wrote:
Seals soon won't be a problem.


Just curious what you mean by that? Is there a new supplier? Care to share some info?

Thanks in advance
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