My R80G/S project has finally kicked into high gear with arrival of a brand new YSS shock from Klaus at EPM Performance. I thought I post a quick how it's done for the fork shortening. I wanted to wait unitl the shock arrived, and then take some educated guesses as to leveling the front. I had the new shock set up at a length of 375mm. This is as far as I dare take the mono swing arm. As I recall (say what), the oem shock is 360mm long. (No, not as I recall, as Wrangler aptly states below) Up front, I'm going to look for about 210mm of fork travel. To do that, I need to shorten the WP with a 65mm spacer. We'll see how it all works. If it's wrong, I'll do it again. Here are the forks taking shape inside a shiny pair of R-dubb triple clamps: Not a lot of photos, but here's the step by step of getting to that spot right above the top out spring where the 65mm spacer goes. As some of you may know, getting to the spot requires taking the fork legs completely apart including the cartridge. Remove top cap from slider and drain oil. Insert thin 22mm open end above fork spring and unwind cap from center rod. Remove shims and spring then drain more oil by pumping cartridge. Remove dust seal and snap ring from bottom end of slider and pop stanchion with seals out of slider. Remove bottom shim stack plug from slider very carefully, using 6-sided 19mm socket on impact wrench. Too much impact, you wreck the nut. Too little and the assembly may spin. Place cartidge in pipe vice with a protective rag. Heat aluminum tube just below spring collar with torch to melt locktite. Now unscrew spring collar from cartridge tube with 22mm open end. Voilà, inner rod may now be unscrewed and 65mm spacer of 1/2" Schedule 40 aluminum tubing placed just above top out spring. Just in case you don't know how to put it all back, I'm not tellin'.