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post #1 of 8 Old Aug 17th, 2006, 2:09 am Thread Starter
 
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WTB: K12LT EVO forks

Hi,

Had no luck on the normal classifieds. Anyone know where I can buy a S/H set of K12LT EVO forks, preferably in Australia.

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post #2 of 8 Old Aug 20th, 2006, 4:08 am
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Umm nope, sorry Al. But you got me wondering as to what EVO forks are, or at least what is stands for??? :-)

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are you in the right forum???

Hey Harrold are you sure you souldn't be over in the harley zone?

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???

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sure you souldnt be over in the harley zone?
I'll preface this by saying no offense taken, however...
Is this a case of "ask a dumb question"...???

I for one haven't studied the inner workings of the beast, so of the many technical items and terms I don't understand, I'll ask... and hope for an answer... which is why there are so many of us are on this list from what I can gather.

Unless EVO isn't a technical term, and I'm missing the joke?

My dear old Dad was a car mechanic/service guy, and pretty much steered me away from being a grease monkey and therefore knowing much of anything about the workings of cars (he didn't want to know about motor bikes, since one of his best friends was killed on one at a ripe young age).

So, if anyone feels obliged to share, that'd be nice...
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Al has it right, though the term EVO isn't commonly used. Basically, the Integral Brakes (from '01 on) have the power assist function and the proportional link between front and rear. At the same time, BMW redesigned the front brake rotors, calipers, and ABS sensor ring to increase stopping power while minimizing weight. The new front brakes are called EVO.

HD also used the term EVO to describe its new motors (I guess they ran out of ___-head names). Both terms are short for Evolution, but that's where the similarities end.

A quick Google search brought up several interesting pages, including this one.

So what Al needs is a set of forks designed to work with the EVO front brakes. I'm sorry I can't help him find them though.

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Sorry for the confusion. I was just trying to distinguish the later model forks from the early models. I think the change was valid from 11/00 onwards. The rotor spacing is different, due to a different from wheel.
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HD also used the term EVO to describe its new motors (I guess they ran out of ___-head names). Both terms are short for Evolution, but that's where the similarities end.
As Ken well knows, the prior ____-head names were based on valve cover shapes (shovelhead, panhead).

I suspect that the only logical name for the EVO motors didn't go over well with the HD faithful: blockhead

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Umm nope, sorry Al. But you got me wondering as to what EVO forks are, or at least what is stands for??? :-)
EVO means Evolution. As in the next evolution of brake design. These fully integrated brakes require the EVO fork legs to mount them.
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