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I just went to look at a 09 and noticed that the right fork has a damping screw but the left one does not. Kind of weird?? Never run into a bike that only damps one fork. I have since heard that KTM used to do it that way too. I'm surprised that I haven't seen anything about it here and a search didn't bring up anything about it.
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A lot of that going around. You really do not need adjustments on both forks. People do not realize that both forks work as one. You can even put different spring rates in the forks. The Versys suspension works great and you have to be one hell of an agressive rider to do anything that will upset the Versys. I do not know of anyone that really needs any suspension improvements on the bike. Some people think they do but they really do not.


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I just went to look at a 09 and noticed that the right fork has a damping screw but the left one does not. Kind of weird?? Never run into a bike that only damps one fork. I have since heard that KTM used to do it that way too. I'm surprised that I haven't seen anything about it here and a search didn't bring up anything about it.

I thought it was weird too. They seem to work fine, though...





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not uncommon

the bmw f800gs is like that, too, isn't it...besides ktm. a lot of mountain bike forks are also like that. it's no big deal as long as all the bolts are tight! the thing is don't like about the V's forks is the spring rate. Too stiff. the shock is also sprung stiffly, it seems.
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a lot of high end mountain bike forks use this style. I know both of my treks are set up like this with fox struts on both. I thought it was strange on my first bike, but hey it works, and never have i had any trouble.
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