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Old 11-07-2005, 10:10 AM
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Fork height question

Does anyone happen to know what the stock fork height is, say from the top of the triple to the top of the fork tube including or not including fork cap?

I've had mine on and off so many times I've lost track. I was on a ZX-7 and the riding position felt like my nose was dragging on the ground, then I jump back on my bike and it feels like I'm on a dirt bike. Need to change the steering head angle.

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Old 11-07-2005, 02:00 PM
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They're supposed to have a snap ring in the groove. The groove sits at the top of the clipon.
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Old 11-07-2005, 03:46 PM
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Re: Fork height question

Ya, it does. Thanks Schmidt

Now to start dropping it in 5mm steps
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Old 11-07-2005, 03:52 PM
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See North, I knew you end up with a good deal on a fox shock. Sorry I couldnt help you out buddy.
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Old 11-08-2005, 09:58 AM
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Re: Fork height question

WOOHOO! finally Yes, I'll take it.

*happy dance*

Back to the topic. I scrape my pegs on the street now but would like to get a knee down. Signed up for a proper race course this spring.


How bad could lowering the front 10mm be? Wouldn't that just lower the bike 10mm? Can't that be overcome by just hanging off the bike a little more?

The reason raising the rear is my second choice is because I have a 31" inseam and at a stop I'm halfway between tippy toes and flat footed with boots on.
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Scott,

After I went with wider superbike bars, my lowered front and raised rear combo became too nervous and prone to wiggles due to unintended inputs from me. Upping the front back to stock with the wide bars gave me back the stability yet still quicker than stock steering.

Yes, this would be a very involve route to take but food for thought.
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Old 11-08-2005, 11:42 AM
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The Corbin saddle sits a bit lower - I went from tippy toes to flat footed. Although there's too much space behind so when you accelerate hard your butt slide back in the saddle. Raising the rear might offset some of this as you'd be sliding up hill. I recommend trying out someone elses if you can. Just more useless info to muddy the waters for ya!
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Re: Fork height question

Geez the last thing I want is instability, especially since I ride it like a maniac. Thanks for the sage advice. The life you save may have been my own. :P

I'll do the shock spacer *salute*
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hey North, where a new avatar with the lower on it?
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Originally Posted by RC996";p=&quot View Post

BTW, I'm parting my bike out. If you still want my Fox, you've got first dibs.

I'll be posting soon with photos of all the other goodies as soon as I get them detailed out, fixed and documented.
Hey Rand, I was not thinking you will be parting it out but if you are still, I can be interested by some parts! Please let me know...

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Re: Fork height question

..and answer your PM's buddy
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Originally Posted by jschmidt";p=&quot View Post
They're supposed to have a snap ring in the groove. The groove sits at the top of the clipon.
Yep, page 13-20 of the manual.
located here:
https://www.superhawkforum.com/viewt...42364b9e0e37ae

Funny thing is my top clamp is about 1/8" lower than spec
Guess I need to raise it and use a spacer on top of the rear shock instead. I bet the previous owner changed it to help quicken the steering
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