Posted November 06, 2007 - 11:01 AM
Fully adjustable air-/oil-separate 48mm cartridge-type fork delivers precise, fade-free handling; fork protectors provide excellent tube protection.
The AOS forks are yamaha's twin chamber fork but everyone has told be the 07 and 08 forks are exactly the same, including a "product specialist" I spoke with at corporate yamaha. Can anyone tell me different? Also, the site says the 08 is 2 lbs HEAVIER than the 08. I'll probably get an 07 and make it the bike I want it to be but man I wish they would just do this bike right and make it a KTM XC killer out of the box!
Posted November 06, 2007 - 01:38 PM
Posted November 06, 2007 - 03:39 PM
Why Yamaha is calling the forks on the '08 WR an AOS (Air-Oil Seperate) is a mystery to me. They ARE NOT a twin chamber AOS type. The forks used on the WR's are still the ancient KYB cartridge/midvalve setup they've been using since '98 (with slight improvements.......like bigger tubes.....wooohooo!!)
The AOS was only used on the '05 YZ's and it was the only year they were used. The AOS fork was heavily modified in '06 on the YZ's and renamed the SSS (Speed-Sensative System) fork. The SSS fork is light years better than the AOS design and IMHO superior to the Showa Twin Chamber (at least from a tuners standpoint). Yamaha hasn't started using this fork on the WR's yet and I think it criminal.
Posted November 06, 2007 - 04:11 PM
Posted November 06, 2007 - 04:14 PM
Posted November 06, 2007 - 05:15 PM
Why not take them off your 250 and swap them out before you sell it? Jeff S
I've got a few ideas, but I'm pretty sure I'm gonna get an 07
Posted November 08, 2007 - 09:57 PM
Hey Rob, I think you should ride my 05 with the factory Connection setup I know it would put a smile on your face.
But then I would be sad when I had to get back on mine. Just like today when Jeff decided it would be funny to offer letting me ride his bike then say "just joking" I told him I would have said no anyway... bike envy!
Posted November 09, 2007 - 07:17 AM
Posted November 09, 2007 - 09:29 AM