racebike fork height?

Randy Grein randygrein at comcast.net
Thu Jul 3 18:19:34 PDT 2008

I did it for several years. Not bad, but the competition wasn't as  
stiff as it is now.

You're  just my size Roger, and the .85 springs should do you well. As  
to fork drop you should end up around 14 mm - this is primarily due to  
the increased ride height from stock.  That is, if the 2nd gen naked  
forks are the same as the 1st gen. At 14 mm they JUST miss touching  
the lower triple. Funny thing is the GSXR forks are over an inch  
shorter and feel great.

Randy Grein, WMRRA #41

On Jul 3, 2008, at 12:46 PM, Roger Gonzalez wrote:

> 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.
> Thanks,
> -rg
> 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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