Suspension on older bikes vs. newer bikes.

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I haven't ridden many bikes before, particularly racing bikes. The main thing I want to know is how the suspension on the motocross bikes built between 84-89 compares to the suspension on bikes built between 90-95. I've already decided on a 250. What I am trying to decide on now is what year to look for. I am fairly heavy(210), and not very tall(5'6). I am willing to adapt to a bike that is too tall for me, but I don't want a bike with suspension that is too soft.
 

Jeremy Wilkey

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Bman,
The first group is pretty bad.. The quality was poor and they had lots of issues. The factories really figured alot out after 91-93... Today if you remove your midvalves, CVs, and blaaders then you have about a 1992 fork. So beileve it or not many suspension companines turn modern componets into these types of suspension.

Regards,
Jer