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Old 07-09-2012, 12:12 PM   #7
Phil43 OP
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: London, England
Oddometer: 6
Lower Front Suspension

The first job that I tackled was lowering the front suspension. I lowered the forks 100mm (4") by removing a 50mm spacer
from above the springs and then chopped off a further 50mm from the end of the springs that have the more loosely wound coils. This should stiffen up the front end as well as lowering it. Next I machined up some 100mm spacers to fit below the springs,which compensate for the removed material up top. This ensures there's no slack in the forks when the front wheel lifts off the ground ! There's a large hole in the spacer to line up with the oil way and a grub screw to line the two up.

Here's the bike sitting pretty, 100mm lower at the front

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