Flogged It Friday! Suzuki GSX-R Upside down forks.
“They were the future once.”
Back in the early nineties Suzuki started to dish out sports bikes with upside down style forks fitted to them. People were fast to suss that they could retrofit these to loads of older Suzuki models with ease, thanks to Suzuki using the same headstock bearing cups. This is a trend that thirty years later is still trundling on.
“What’s the advantages?”
For many it is the looks. I personally have never liked them! They are often heavier than the conventional forks that they often replace. They are also prone to the stanchions eating themselves because lots of grubby dirt gathers behinds the mudguard and sticks to the stanchion sliders. In time this corrodes the chrome, an expensive job to rectify.
“What are they worth?”
Really good condition ones can command £300 if you can wait long enough. Poor condition ones are more common and sit at around £100 if you really want to clinch a deal. These sat somewhere in the middle, but made £125 after being advertised for a few weeks.
Article provided by Scottie Redmond