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2021 MT07 FRONT FORKS

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michael Sachs

Does anyone know if the mod that Dave does to the MT07 forks needs to be done to the 2021 MT07.  Picking nine up in a couple of days and if it needs to be done that and heavier fluid is a first thing must.  Any up date would be appreciated I have the 2018 MT09 and what they did for 2021 is drop the MT09 brakes on the new MT07, HIGHLY RECOMMEND TO DRIP EBC brake pads on it, it's day and night differance.

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Triple Jim
10 minutes ago, michael Sachs said:

HIGHLY RECOMMEND TO DRIP EBC brake pads on it

Do you mean EBC HH pads?

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Weeksy
3 hours ago, michael Sachs said:

Does anyone know if the mod that Dave does to the MT07 forks needs to be done to the 2021 MT07.  Picking nine up in a couple of days and if it needs to be done that and heavier fluid is a first thing must.  Any up date would be appreciated I have the 2018 MT09 and what they did for 2021 is drop the MT09 brakes on the new MT07, HIGHLY RECOMMEND TO DRIP EBC brake pads on it, it's day and night differance.

Depends for what... i've got a 21 and test rode a 21 before i bought it. There's nothing wrong with the forks at all for day to day use, they work fine. I'm not even convinced the rear is as bad as some think, but i don't mind a bit of movement in the bike personally. Mates have ridden stock MT07s on track and gone well in higher groups. I've not tracked mine yet, but it's only a matter of waiting till summer.

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M. Hausknecht

The 07 is an inexpensive bike with relatively unsophisticated components, especially the forks and shock. I suggest you ride the bike for a while and experience for yourself whether the suspension meets your needs. If it does, great, spend money on other things. If it doesn't meet your needs, you should be able to identify how it doesn't meet your needs and then you should consider what can be done. Without knowing how you ride, where you ride, and what you weigh, no one can say whether you want or need to reduce fork preload, and to increase both fork compression and rebound damping (Moss's mods).

As for brake pads, the stock pads are fine even for spirited track riding (won't overheat and work well when cold) but they are linear in feel and lack the initial bite of many after-market pads. If you like an aggressive initial bite, you'll want to change pads but I'd go to steel-braided brake lines first because the feel with rubber lines isn't great, irrespective of pads.

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Julian

Keep in mind that those mods were probably pre 2018, 2018 and up models have new suspension. 

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