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Old 09-19-2012, 10:46 PM   #571
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Gotta show off my 19"...
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Old 09-20-2012, 07:08 AM   #572
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Old 09-20-2012, 07:12 AM   #573
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Ive got a 19 on the front of my DR,its become the norm for it,works great that way.705's,fatter 17" on the back as well.

If it needs to fill in for a dirt ride I just stick my stock knobbie tired wheels back on.
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Old 09-20-2012, 07:25 AM   #574
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I meant lowering can be done by relocating stock factory parts, already on the bike; whether lowered or not. Anyone who can work an Allen wrench can raise or lower, back and forth, if they want to try it, opposite the way it is. For free.
OK, I understand now. The more I thought about it, the less sense my reply made.
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My stock height is so stable on the road, I'm experimenting with fork angle for a quicker turn-in. Just messin' around.
I didn't think that was what I had read (with respect to the location of the forks within the clamps), in the shop manual. Let us know how it goes.

I measured my forks while the DR was on the lift (fully extended): 35.25" cap-to-axle-center, just like your forks. So, my forks are in the "standard" configuration even though the springs are not o.e. (I'll have to look into that). While on the lift, I lowered the forks in the triple clamps so that the caps are at the top of the upper clamp (as shown in the shop manual).

I also raised the rear suspension by moving the lower shock bolt to the lower hole (since the forks are in standard configuration). If that proves to be not comfortable, I'll lower the suspension, per the shop manual, over the winter.

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I'm satisfied with the handling without a fork brace for DS use. Maybe I'd change my mind if I was set-up for SM.
I did remove the fork brace. I may send it off to a friend that has access to a machine shop. Perhaps I'll ask him to make me a brace that doesn't have as much of an offset (because the flat one may not have enough clearance).

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Gotta go, it's warm and sunny.
Can't say that I blame you.
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Old 09-20-2012, 06:25 PM   #575
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I did remove the fork brace. I may send it off to a friend that has access to a machine shop. Perhaps I'll ask him to make me a brace that doesn't have as much of an offset (because the flat one may not have enough clearance).
You could alway remove the lugs from the underside if the bottom triple clamp and raise the guard that amount. Might help.
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Old 09-20-2012, 07:37 PM   #576
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russt - sorry for the delay...missed the post. I have the 3" arms and like 'em. Like many, I wanted to get a view beyond my shoulders. I actually lay them pretty flat along the top of my handguards and they almost become bar end mirrors.

Don't expect top vision backwards at speed at they carry some vibrations from the bike but plenty enough to see if you have company. Easy to tuck in or assume a more standard position. They've survived a few crashes and plenty of brush trying to take them off.
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:52 AM   #577
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You could always remove the lugs from the underside of the bottom triple clamp and raise the guard that amount. Might help.
BD, you lost me there. "Lugs" on the underside of the lower triple clamp? And, by "guard" to you mean front fender?

Edit: I looked at your build thread - your front fender is bolted to the lower triple clamp but isn't that a KTM triple? Your DR does seem to have a lot more clearance between front tire and front fender.
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:52 AM   #578
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There are 4 lugs on the bottom of the triple for the fender bolts. They're about 3/4" tall, so removing them would add 3/4" more clearance. You can also notch your fender as others have done.
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Old 09-21-2012, 05:12 PM   #579
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There are 4 lugs on the bottom of the triple for the fender bolts. They're about 3/4" tall, so removing them would add 3/4" more clearance. You can also notch your fender as others have done.
Yep, isn't that what I said?
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:17 PM   #580
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:51 AM   #581
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My lugs are cast into the lower triple clamp. If I remove them, how do I attach the fender? Or, are they threaded all the way through?
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Old 09-23-2012, 05:39 PM   #582
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My lugs are cast into the lower triple clamp. If I remove them, how do I attach the fender? Or, are they threaded all the way through?
Not sure, and I don't have an original set of TCs anymore to check. But I do know its not too hard to do, a mate of mine did just that when he fitted the longer travel DRZ250 forks.
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:04 PM   #583
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My lugs are cast into the lower triple clamp. If I remove them, how do I attach the fender? Or, are they threaded all the way through?
No, they're blind holes but look like they could be drilled out and tapped. They're clear on the top side of the bottom triple and look to have enough thickness for a good bite.

My 25" monitor died tonight. You guys should see how you look on a 13 year old, low definition, 18" monitor.

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Old 09-24-2012, 02:14 AM   #584
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Not sure, and I don't have an original set of TCs anymore to check. But I do know its not too hard to do, a mate of mine did just that when he fitted the longer travel DRZ250 forks.
I discovered I'd lost one of my front guard mounting bolts on the weekend. The only 6mm replacement bolts I had were 25mm long, and they screwed all the way in so there is at least that much depth to play with (less thickness of guard and a fender washer).

Yes, they have loctite on them now...
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:27 AM   #585
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Finally!

From this (actually, this is what the DR looked like when the previous owner bought it - I don't have a picture of when I bought it):



To this (31 December 2011):



To this (22 September 2012):



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