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Advantage 1: The heavier part of the fork is bolted into the triple clamps, so you have less unsprung weight, as with a conventional fork, the heaviest part of the fork is bolted to the wheel.
Advantage 2: There is less flex under braking
Advantage 3: They look much sweeter!
Disadvantage 1: There is less flex. Some motorcycles respond poorly to inverted goodness because they flex less. Conventional forks allow for lateral flex during cornering, whereas inverted forks don't. This one is hard to call a disadvantage, however, because not all bikes would respond poorly to inverted forks.
Disadvantage 2: They are stronger. Meaning that if you hit something solid with inverted, they are so strong, all the forces are passed into the frame, sometimes damaging the frame.
If the bike is re-tuned with the inverted forks and optimally tuned with conventional ones, you'll be hard pressed to tell the difference. So, the final word, dial in your suspension and you may not notice the slight differences.
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Last edited by sooperman12; 06-23-2006 at 03:08 PM.