racebike fork height?

Roger Gonzalez rg-sv650 at v0.net
Thu Jul 3 12:46:03 PDT 2008

Yep, stock triple clamps for the naked.  And yes, I have the Penske rear 
- can't imagine riding without it.  :-)

I'll give 10mm a try this weekend.


Steve Robertson wrote:
> 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!)
> Steve
>> 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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