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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 10:34 am 
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I have at least 5 judys here in various state of wear, two SL, 1 T2, 1 TT, 1 XC, 1 FSX.

Can i see on the forks when they was made?


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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 5:32 pm 
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I think there is a date stamp on the rear of the brace, you may have to unbolt it to see it though. First Flight Bikes is always a good indicator of what year forks were introduced.


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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 6:24 pm 
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Other than trivia what is your purpose for knowing the model years?


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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 6:14 pm 
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I need to know the model years because I want the bolted crown and it appears to be on 1995 Judy SLs only with aluminium steerer?
I like the bolted crown of two causes:
1. easy to change the inner legs to clean ones.
2. Reduce or raise the A-C height to suit my 1995 Zaskar.

I just made a 1390 gram 80mm travel Judy SL with steel hardware.

Want to reduce the weight but maintain the stiffness.


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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 6:44 pm 
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Add an alloy steerer plus Total Air cartidges and you can easily have a 2.8lbs fork.

FYI, the 3-piece lowers with Ti hardware weigh less than the 1-piece units and the FSX lowers are heavier than 3-piece Judy SL lowers from my experience.

It appears that Judys came with bolt-on steerer assemblies through the 1996 model year. They went to pressed steerers in 1997. I've got the manuals handy in PDF if you would like a copy.


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