racebike fork height?

Steve Robertson srobertson at ssimicro.com
Thu Jul 3 11:43:51 PDT 2008

10mm may be a relatively big change from where you are currently at
but many racers run that and more. Nothing wrong with going 5mm at
a time to let yourself adjust, but the number he suggested isn't radical at
all. Are you running your stock triple clamps or some off of a "S"? If you
are running stockers you also have more trail than an "S" to start with so
10mm would be fine. You may end up going even more. At 210lbs I hope
you have an aftermarket shock (or plan to get one!)


>I have the racetech front end in my 2003 650N and I'm installing 
> .95kg/mm springs today. (was at .90 - I'm 210# w/o gear)  I've been 
> running with the caps level with the top of the bracket (I think that is 
> the stock position?) but a suspension guy I talked to recommended 10mm 
> of tube above the triple.  That seems like a pretty big change to me; I 
> might just try 5mm and see how it feels.  Thoughts?
> Not looking forward to roasting at Thunderhill this weekend,
> -rg

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