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    Budget USD forks

    Just wondering if anyone here has experience rebuilding or at least disassembling some of the USD forks that you see on cheapy bikes. I seem to recall a technical page from showa detailing their line of fork products, in sort of descending order of prestige/complexity going down the page, but I can't find it any more.

    I know hyosung 250s just used a damping rod fork upside down
    I think some of the 125 class USD forks had all the internals in one fork leg, and the other side is just an empty slider.

    Can anyone confirm?
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    Are you after a specific fork? or a generic strip and build guideline?
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    No, I'm just curious what's inside. There can't possibly be cartridges inside the forks of a grom or a benelli 125.
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    Ahh ok,

    Well they do have a damper system in there;

    https://www.ronayers.com/oemparts/a/...006/front-fork

    You can still package a fair bit even into small forks, the forks on my mountain bike are insane, and even some of the gear you can get for 1/10 scale RC buggies is fairly out there.

    It all comes down to build quality materials used, tolerances and adjustability options. As an example I swapped the big piston Showa(?) forks with Íhlins on the ZX10R, overall to purchase either from new there's only a few $100 in it. But the finish on the Swedish offering far exceeds the Showa. And any adjustments you make no matter how small are noticeable.

    Taking the GROM example looks like a complete fork is about $230USD each. To swap them with something fancier is not an overly costly exercise, for example;
    https://japan.webike.net/products/23094267.html
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