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    Telelever vs Telescopic Front Suspension

    Interested in hearing from those who have ridden the same model with both front suspension types. I have a, '07 R1200R and am considering a new model (also an R1200R) with the telescopic forks. I never liked the lack of feedback/feel with the Telelever when crossing RR tracks and other road irregularities. I also never liked how the bike comes to a stop with the Telelever. You don't get that final settling of the front end that tells you "OK, we are stopped, you can put your foot down". I have a 29" inseam BTW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swall View Post
    Interested in hearing from those who have ridden the same model with both front suspension types. I have a, '07 R1200R and am considering a new model (also an R1200R) with the telescopic forks. I never liked the lack of feedback/feel with the Telelever when crossing RR tracks and other road irregularities. I also never liked how the bike comes to a stop with the Telelever. You don't get that final settling of the front end that tells you "OK, we are stopped, you can put your foot down". I have a 29" inseam BTW.
    I personally like the telelever on my R1150R. Voni likes it on her R1100RS better than the forks on her 13 year newer F800S.

    But you have already said you "never liked the lack of feedback/feel with the Telelever" so it seems to me you might have answered your own question.
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    Paul nailed it. Some folks like the Telelever, some prefer telescopics. I'm a Telelever fan.

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    I agree with Paul, I prefer the consistency of the telelever over the front end dive of telescopic forks.

    and has been said, YMMV.

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    I like the telelever for the very reason's you seem to dislike them. I'm a much more confident rider with the telelever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jandhumphreyme View Post
    I like the telelever for the very reason's you seem to dislike them. I'm a much more confident rider with the telelever.
    Me too.
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