raise gen one stock forks

Randy Grein randygrein at comcast.net
Sat Sep 12 10:46:59 PDT 2009

That's 1mm over the 'maximum' depending on how you measure. At zero  
(top of the tube, sans cap flush with the top of the triple) there is  
14mm free with the forks fully compressed. The extra mm would be  
absorbed by the dust seals if that's important to you.

I ran mine at a full 14mm drop, rear shock at 13 7/8 (I know, mixing  
measurements) and I had 30mm sag in front. Keep in mind that spring  
rate, compression damping your weight/bike weight and how you ride all  
have an impact.
Randy Grein, WMRRA #141

On Sep 11, 2009, at 5:05 PM, Mike Carter, Jr. wrote:

> Mine are at 15mm showing.  It works great for me at Mid-Ohio and  
> Beaverun.  No complaints.  It is a little nervous under acceleration  
> and leaned over, but the Scotts helps me here.  Easy tip in, holds  
> the line really well with no tendancy to push wide on the exit.   
> This is coupled with the rear shock at 13 7/8"
> Mike
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Ernest Montague <afm199 at earthlink.net>
> To: Suzuki SV650 Mailing List <sv650 at micapeak.com>
> Sent: Friday, September 11, 2009 7:29:45 PM
> Subject: Re: raise gen one stock forks
> I want a little easier turn in. It's comfortable but pushes out
> slightly on fast corners and I have to work a little harder to hold  
> the
> line.
> On Sep 11, 2009, at 3:06 PM, kc wrote:
>> What are you trying to fix
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: sv650-bounces at micapeak.com [mailto:sv650- 
>> bounces at micapeak.com] On
>> Behalf Of Ernest Montague
>> Sent: Friday, September 11, 2009 2:40 PM
>> To: Suzuki SV650 Mailing List
>> Subject: raise gen one stock forks
>> What is the most anyone has raised the stock forks in the triples
>> without problems? My ziptie says I can go almost 20 mm.  I am  
>> planning
>> on 17 or so.
>> Ernie

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