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Im looking for a new fork for an 09 Iron Horse Yakuza Aniki. Mostly do downhill and freeride. Looking to buy used to keep costs down. Thinking dual crown but not completely sure. Also concerned about the fit of the fork into the head tube of the frame (length and width). My hub is a thru axle, and I have disc brakes. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.
 

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IIRC the Yakuza has a 1.5 headtube, but I think a 1 1/8 fork in it. Give your steerer a measure to check what size it is (diameter) before you buy anything.

My recommendation is older marzocchi (2007 and earlier) for durability. If you're racing get a boxxer.
 

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My recommendation is older marzocchi (2007 and earlier) for durability. If you're racing get a boxxer.
2006 and 2007 888 RC2X are really really good and best to get
 

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Another vote for the 06/07 RC2X.
Hell, don't even need an rc2x, rc2 would do just fine for most casual/semi-serious riders purposes. But an 07 or earlier rc2 66 or 888 is perfect.
 

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stay away from blackprophet19.. his or her posts suck balls.


888RC2x would be a great fork. Easy to work on, smooth and will last. A bit heavy but thats the only real trade off.
 

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A further question that i had was about the length of the steerer tube. Is there a standard length for head tubes on frames, or is it possible that the steerer could be too short?
 

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There is no standard length. Not only could your head tube be longer, but a used fork could have been installed on with a shorter stack headset, different stem, etc. so you do need to check the steerer length.
 

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180mm RS Domain 318, if you want to keep the cost down. You can get that sucker new for the price of some used forks (if you can find an older year). You could get it in a 1 1/8" or 1.5"
 

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stay away from zoki.....they suck balls
Thanks for the good advice. Care to explain?

Some 888's do suck but the ones SMT mentioned are good choices, nothing wrong with running an old 888 if it is in good shape.
 

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Yea well just thought i might add i have seen blackprophet have alot of problems with his zoki stuff. I would go boxxer or domain if u break it you wont be down for 3 months just thought i would give my 2 cent. And for pepperjester keep your retarded ass coments to yourself zoki like all forks have there problems just cuase u have one donesn't make it the best in the world.
 

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Yea well just thought i might add i have seen blackprophet have alot of problems with his zoki stuff. I would go boxxer or domain if u break it you wont be down for 3 months just thought i would give my 2 cent. And for pepperjester keep your retarded ass coments to yourself zoki like all forks have there problems just cuase u have one donesn't make it the best in the world.
Dumb kids. Old zokes were essentially problem free.
 

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I may be a dumb kid but I have had my fair share of zoki's. I have had proably more of them then you so please keep your comments to yourself. I am just saying i have seen new zoki's fail thats why I am saying for the man to buy another brand.
 

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I may be a dumb kid but I have had my fair share of zoki's. I have had proably more of them then you so please keep your comments to yourself. I am just saying i have seen new zoki's fail thats why I am saying for the man to buy another brand.
Let me paraphrase you if I may:

"Ya old zokes are great, but new ones have had problems. Therefore old ones suck, stay away from all zokes"

Am I doing it right?

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It's the internet, I'll make whatever comments I like, just as you are.

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Who the F*** calls them "zoki's"
 

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I may be a dumb kid but I have had my fair share of zoki's. I have had proably more of them then you so please keep your comments to yourself. I am just saying i have seen new zoki's fail thats why I am saying for the man to buy another brand.
No need to defend yourself buddy. Just responding to the OP. I am sorry to hear that your friend has had a lot of trouble with his Marzocchi's. I have had really good luck with them so far. From what I read I am the exception though :rolleyes:
 

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IMO Marz rocks when they work perfectly, even better than Fox! Take my Roco WC for example. I find it more smooth and plush than Fox's DHX, altho other people may find it overdamped but i find it nice for me. However take note i test rode the shock on the same bike and shock which my friend owned, as my bike wasnt build up yet.

Didnt get to test a marz fork as the demand here isnt alot.

The downside of marz is the lack of tuning and setup charts and guides for the products. As such im kinda having problems to setup my shock now. Need to ask around to help me on it. But marz is still on my list. Fox will always be the last amongst the famous 3 manufacturers. Dont ask me why, but im not a Fox fan.

No offence meant to all riders. Just a fair share of view. :thumbsup:
 
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