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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-03-2002, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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Inverted Forks????

I have been hearing the term "Inverted forks" being used when talking about the new CBR 600. What exactly does this term mean. I have been trying to picture it but haven't quite got a grip on it. Can someone please clear this up. I may be trading my 99 F4 on the new F5 or CBR 600 RR or whatever it's going to be called.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-03-2002, 04:39 PM
 
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up or down

seals on top or on the bottom -to be basic
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Inverted forks have the valves and fluid chamber on the top, rather then on the bottom. This reduces the amount of unsprung weight by moving the weight to the sprung end. This improves suspension response, because there is less mass, and there for less inertia to overcome, when the suspension must move. Also, its not like you can just take your forks off and flip em over, just so you know.
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Also, its not like you can just take your forks off and flip em over, just so you know.
CRAP!! you couldn't have told me that an hour ago, how the hell am I going to fix this?
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CRAP!! you couldn't have told me that an hour ago, how the hell am I going to fix this?
LMAO... this is funny on SO many levels... but, in this case, don't take the term, "rubber side down" too literally.
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Gee, I don't know, I inverted the forks on my CBR one time. Just for about half a second though then they fliped back over. Is the new CBR going to have upsidedown forks? Thought I read that Honda wasn't going to flip them for the 600.
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Inverted forks have the valves and fluid chamber on the top, rather then on the bottom. This reduces the amount of unsprung weight by moving the weight to the sprung end. This improves suspension response, because there is less mass, and there for less inertia to overcome, when the suspension must move. Also, its not like you can just take your forks off and flip em over, just so you know.
Thanks for the info. I appreciate the detail. I've only been riding for 3 years, I obviously have alot to learn. Thanks again!
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I've only been riding for 3 years, I obviously have alot to learn. Thanks again!

I've only been riding for 1 year. Its not a question of time.
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the other big advantage to inverted forks is they don't flex as bad. the big disadvantage is in crashes they tend to bend frames easier...

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