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Iceman

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no bumps where you live, sweet! but boring.
I'm sure you realize that raising the forks in the triples may affect handling but does not impact length of travel at all right.

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TK4

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I'm sure you realize that raising the forks in the triples may affect handling but does not impact length of travel at all right.
Its all fun and games until the forks bottom and plant the front wheel/fender through the front of the radiator.
 

Iceman

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Its all fun and games until the forks bottom and plant the front wheel/fender through the front of the radiator.
Well I'm assuming that if you're raising the forks you are aware of the maximum travel and minimum clearance requirements.
If the front fender and wheel can contact the radiator you've done it wrong lol.

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TK4

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Well I'm assuming that if you're raising the forks you are aware of the maximum travel and minimum clearance requirements.
If the front fender and wheel can contact the radiator you've done it wrong lol.
You know what happens every time you assume....?
 

Iceman

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You know what happens every time you assume....?
True enough. Fortunately I'm the only one who ever touches my bikes, and at 6 foot I've never lowered a bike.
I did attempt to lower a 650 bandit for my wife with ****** results. So we did what we needed to, sold the bandit and found a bike that fit her properly.
As far as others I can only advise proper research and understanding before lowering any bike.

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FullMotoJacket

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Its all fun and games until the forks bottom and plant the front wheel/fender through the front of the radiator.
I'm sure you realize that raising the forks in the triples may affect handling but does not impact length of travel at all right.

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Rear is lowered 1 1/2". Raising the fork legs 1 1/2" brought it to stock angles. And I saved gained 2" of clearance when I switched to Geico a 17 from a 21 (verified with the fork caps off and the fork compressed). Travel is still 11 1/4"so the head angle is a bit steeper on full compression., but I haven't noticed any glaring difference under normal hard braking. Back wheel comes of the ground a bit easier at the most. Did have to notch the fender out to clear the fork brace, though.

I should drive down the street and drop the shock and fork legs off a Steve Beatie's parents for him to pick up and shorten them with spacers to drop the ride height properly. The way it is now it does affect it. Too much fork travel, lowering link works, but it's just not right. Nothing drastic. Mildly annoying, at best.
 
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Trials

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Then sell it like that guy :unsure: or take it to shannonville
 

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What in the actual hell? $6500 for a 93 ninja 250 in cruiser form, complete with rear drum brakes.


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I don't see the problem. It's been appraised at 6500.00. /sarcasm.

Almost 30 year old POS........ I guess you can ask whatever you want.
 

Trials

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And taking it to Shannonville will change things how?
lol you still haven't even told me why the **** your forks are slid up in the triple trees.
what are you looking for confirmation. check your service manual, you missed a page.
 

FullMotoJacket

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I said the forks were raised in the clamps to match the amount the rear was dropped with a link. If you can't figure out why.........
 

Wingboy

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My MTS rear has an adjustable shock link and the front forks can be realized up about 2". No reason why an SV can't do the same if done with caution.
 

FullMotoJacket

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My MTS rear has an adjustable shock link and the front forks can be realized up about 2". No reason why an SV can't do the same if done with caution.

Have you played around with the link? If so, does it change the rate noticeably?
 

Trials

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I said the forks were raised in the clamps to match the amount the rear was dropped with a link. If you can't figure out why.........
Correct, I can't figure out why someidiot would slam their motorcycle suspension and then sells the bike like that.

and I repeat:
Some poor sod is going to buy that motorcycle, take it to a shop to have it certified
and the mechanic is going to take one look at the front suspension and say WTF
 

Wingboy

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The forks are prolly moved because the previous owner is vertically challenged.He very well may have lowered the rear with lowering links as well and used ratchet straps on the front to fully compress them and check for clearance issues.
It's not "slammed".It's adjusted.
 

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Have you played around with the link? If so, does it change the rate noticeably?
Not with the MTS yet.Haven't been able to ride it very much.I prolly will lower it tho.(not getting any younger) I did mess around with my Hypermotard tho.(same chassis)I lowered the rear about an inch and slid the forks up in the triples the same.First time around a roundabout i touched the sidestand down.Oops,back to original thank you.
The spring rate does not change.It's the same as moving your upper shock position on a twin shock.
 

Trials

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The forks are prolly moved because the previous owner is vertically challenged.He very well may have lowered the rear with lowering links as well and used ratchet straps on the front to fully compress them and check for clearance issues.
It's not "slammed".It's adjusted.
Ya that's it the previous owner is very short.
total coincidence it happens a lot on bikes fitted with the tail tidy and a slip-on
As you have suggested to me on occasion, refer to your owners manual, it will tell you how to properly adjust your clamps and such, gives the correct torque spec too :geek:
 

FullMotoJacket

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Not with the MTS yet.Haven't been able to ride it very much.I prolly will lower it tho.(not getting any younger) I did mess around with my Hypermotard tho.(same chassis)I lowered the rear about an inch and slid the forks up in the triples the same.First time around a roundabout i touched the sidestand down.Oops,back to original thank you.
The spring rate does not change.It's the same as moving your upper shock position on a twin shock.
The spring rate doesn't change, but the leverage point of the linkage (and the leverage ratio) does. I noticed a slight rise in mine with the Kouba link on it. Nothing drastic, but you can notice it.
 

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