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Need new forks for my RF900 (1998). Do the forks from any other model fit this bike?

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Ello m8,, sometimes if the serial numbers match u can get the same seals,, or wen u first buy the seals the box will say they will fit other makes,,,but all cost the same ,, so in theory u would have no gain by finding others cheaply,, most seals are all the same in price,, no harm in finding out tho ay,, cheers now

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