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For anyone that hasn't seen, the new spy photos from this year's Japanese nationals have begun to circulate. Here's some of the suspension components that are being run this year. I think Yamaha takes the cake this year with the carbon fiber shock body and fork lugs. Start drooling boys...

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Got any pics of the new JRI shock that JGR is using now? Nice looking pice from what I could see at ATL sx.

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Got any pics of the new JRI shock that JGR is using now? Nice looking pice from what I could see at ATL sx.

Here's some pics of JGR's suspension goodies this year:

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this might not be as trick as the parts above I thought it was neat.

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this might not be as trick as the parts above I thought it was neat.

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That's awesome!

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talk about some bling... thats better than having a gold tooth 👍

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i ,for one,would never trust carbon fibre suspension parts.i,ve seen too much shattered carbon fibre.

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i ,for one,would never trust carbon fibre suspension parts.i,ve seen too much shattered carbon fibre.

With how the axle lugs already look on my '10 I think I would cry if they were CFPR. What a hard part to make out of CFRP tho, thats awesome.

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the shock looks like its just wrapped in CF, still alloy underneath

the clamps are harder to see but could be the same idea.

Ive thought of turning down the fork uppers to under 1mm thick and building it back up with a CF wrap. to make it worth doing the lower legs would need to be Ti with a DLC.

4.5kg each stock fork is a lot,

the WDS air stuff looks nice but alloy lower legs? eek

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Carbon Fiber Covers.

Maybe for the shock, but the fork lugs look legit. Look at the brake caliper mounting, that is all CF for the full thickness. The upper shock mount also appears to be CF, making it seem as though the shock reservoir and the upper shock body are CF, bonded to an aluminum lower shock body (like the talon CF hubs). Just my two cents.

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For all that bling on the Zook, what's up with the graphics? My 5 year old cousin could do a better job🤣

And yes the shock looks like it is bonded to alloy as KJ said, the fork lugs look to be real too. 👍

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For all that bling on the Zook, what's up with the graphics? My 5 year old cousin could do a better job🤣

And yes the shock looks like it is bonded to alloy as KJ said, the fork lugs look to be real too. 👍

They riveted other pieces of shroud on to extend them so the rider wouldn't catch his boots, then put the graphics over it, all of the bumps from the rivets and where the normal shroud ends just makes the graphics look like crap:

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Is there a high speed comp adjusting nut on that fork or what ?

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i would love to be able to adjust mid float using a screw, that would be a real tuning tool.

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Maybe for the shock, but the fork lugs look legit. Look at the brake caliper mounting, that is all CF for the full thickness. The upper shock mount also appears to be CF, making it seem as though the shock reservoir and the upper shock body are CF, bonded to an aluminum lower shock body (like the talon CF hubs). Just my two cents.

Trust me...It's just covers. Carbon Fiber isn't strong enough for an axle lug...One chip from a rock will create a crack and then it's all over.

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I work with composites every day, Im happy to be wrong because It would be very cool but IMHO thats just a fancy carbon sock vac bagged on top. you can see the anodised alloy on the inside of the res body.

carbon is strong enough for the axle lugs its not really tough enough to be durable beyond a few races perhaps but we can't see the detail fine enough to tell, If I made them out of carbon they would not be an exact copy of the alloy ones. so to me it looks like the same trick, just wrapped alloy.

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