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Upgrading 2015 FJ09 (Tracer) with 2019 FZ09 fork internals

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Hello all

 

I have an opportunity to purchase the fork internals from a 2019 FZ09 for a very low price. I know this isn't ground breaking suspension but probably worthy as a cheap upgrade for my 2015 FJ09. Would anyone know whether this would be a straight swap? The travel is the same but done some work on the part numbers and many are different so I am really not sure. 

Any advice would be much appreciated

Cheers

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3 hours ago, rocha said:

Hello all

 

I have an opportunity to purchase the fork internals from a 2019 FZ09 for a very low price. I know this isn't ground breaking suspension but probably worthy as a cheap upgrade for my 2015 FJ09. Would anyone know whether this would be a straight swap? The travel is the same but done some work on the part numbers and many are different so I am really not sure. 

Any advice would be much appreciated

Cheers

I don't have any knowledge of the FZ/MT09 forks to say whether there is any difference worth the time and effort.

Once you commit to it though, you are going to want the specialty tools and knowledge to remove the cartridges, since the forks are 5 years old and everything is disassembled, you will want to change the seals and check the bushings, clean and change the fluid and install the correct springs for your weight.

Personally, if I was going to invest in the tools and take the time and effort to do this project, I would want to make sure it was a SIGNIFICANT improvement.


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Cheap worthy upgrade would be a Stoltec fork kit- either in a DIY kit or pre-assembled swap of the cartridge cores... That would a night/day improvement... 


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Thank you. Well I have bitten the bullet and bought the newer internals with an aim to also install the soltec kit, so double upgrade!

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6 minutes ago, rocha said:

Thank you. Well I have bitten the bullet and bought the newer internals with an aim to also install the soltec kit, so double upgrade!

Does the '19 MT09 have separate adjustment on the fork legs? compression on one leg and rebound on the other?

My buddy did the Stoltec upgrade on his '15 FJ, it was a very nice upgrade.  👍


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