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Old 01-11-2013, 09:12 PM   #1
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front end question

Let's just say, hypothetically of course, that I want to change out my 19" front wheel for a 21". Does such a move necessitate changing out the whole front end? How difficult is this--I hain't never done nothing like this before. Let's say the forks on the bike are 45mm. So are the forks on an HP2 enduro. Can I simply switch out the forks? Feedback's appreciated.
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:11 AM   #2
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OK, some things to think of.
When you lift the front by 2", how does that effect the drive-ability?
Your rake changes, stress on the frame, brakes etc.
Have you thought about that?
Will you change the rear as well?
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:28 AM   #3
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OK, some things to think of.
When you lift the front by 2", how does that effect the drive-ability?
Your rake changes, stress on the frame, brakes etc.
Have you thought about that?
Will you change the rear as well?
It only lifts the front end by 1".

It's an HP2. It really won't care. Resume riding it like you stole it.
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:30 AM   #4
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No, haven't thought it through. That's what I'm trying to do, in fact. Saw something on Waspworks like this: a Super Tenere changed out from a 19" front to a 21" and got my mind going. What other mods need to go into this kind of change? I think he changed out the back too to an 18" (from a 17").
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