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Old 06-21-2003, 12:36 PM   #1
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How do you lower the front end after putting on lower links? or is it necessary. with out lowering it it seems tighter to move the front end. Please Help

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Old 06-21-2003, 04:05 PM   #2
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Slide the fork tubes up through the triple clamps. Probably not a reccomended procedure, will affect the handling and probably null you insurance.
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Old 06-21-2003, 07:43 PM   #3
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I have lowering links also and I lowered my front end almost 1.5". You have to lossen the upper and lower triple clamp bolts that hold the fork tubes. Just get them loose enough to slid the tubes up and be sure to tighten them evenly with a torque wrench. If you lower the rear, it helps to lower the front about the same amount. I don't remember the torque values but I'll post them if I can find them. Maybe someone has a manual handy and could tell you. Be sure to measure them accurately so they are both the same height above the top clamp. Mine actually handles pretty good but if I was going to ride nasty trails I wouldn't lower it at all. Good luck. Nev.
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Old 06-26-2003, 01:57 AM   #4
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You have 9.1 inches of travel in the front end, if you raise the tubes in the triple clamps and bottom out the front suspension. it could hit the bottom of the front fender and lock up! I would shorten the spacers in the fork tube to get less preload and a lower front end.:nono:
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Old 06-26-2003, 04:23 AM   #5
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Remember that some of that 0.1" is taken up by sag, so you have more leeway than you may think. To find out how much you can safely lower the front end, get the front wheel off the ground and measure between the tire and fender.
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Old 06-26-2003, 11:54 AM   #6
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I have the 1 inch lowering links and raised the forks about 1 inch.
I find that it handles better.
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