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post #31 of 39 (permalink) Old 11-24-2012, 02:45 PM Thread Starter
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From the parts schematic for the '12 Visioon:

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The following parts are different between the Ness and non:

The Lower Forks (not numbered)
#20 - Cartridge
#22 - Spring
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The inverted forks help some when riding the twisties spiritedly but lose their advantage in the straights.
The idea behind inverting the forks is that there is less unsprung mass for the suspension to deal with. IOW, in the case of normal forks, the suspension not only has to compensate for the mass of the wheel, brakes, tire, but also aluminum case on the fork that houses the spring. The less unsprung mass, the cheaper/lighter the suspension needs to be to make it compliant.

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Basically the guts of the forks then.

Yeah. Tough decision on a brand new bike. Probably be around $1500 or more with labor to change the rear shock and these parts.

If it were me; I'd just ride it the way it is and see if it is gonna be ok like you mentioned Mike. You can always change them later if you decide to go that route. I'm sure you would have no trouble finding someone with a late model Vision to exchange parts with if that's what you wanted to do.

Good luck with it. I think we all learned something from this thread...
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The idea behind inverting the forks is that there is less unsprung mass for the suspension to deal with. IOW, in the case of normal forks, the suspension not only has to compensate for the mass of the wheel, brakes, tire, but also aluminum case on the fork that houses the spring. The less unsprung mass, the cheaper/lighter the suspension needs to be to make it compliant.



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Looking at the specs it shows the seat height lower but the same ground clearance
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So how does the suspension story end? I hate not knowing.

I have 2010 Vision 8-Ball and am now tired of scraping floorboards. I have my research and opinions but I was wondering how TheMike made out on converting the Ness suspension to the Tour.

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I didn't change a thing. I now run a Bushtec hitch and a car tire with zero issues. I have a skid plate and it's needed quite often but no other rubbing or concerns 40k miles later.
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Wouldn't floorboard scraping be your fault. I mean you're the one leaning into the curves so if you're leaning too far yes the boards will scrap.
I have mine loaded 2" in the rear and 7/8's up front and only scrap when I lean too far. Not the bikes fault
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visionjohnny, I assume you're kidding.

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