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Old 10-19-2009, 03:46 AM   #1
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Front/rear ride height?

Dunlop has some great deals on 211 DOT and slick tires, but the rears are about 13mm taller than the 209's I've got now (the fronts are the same height). Problem is, I can't adjust (drop) the forks much more...

I'm wondering if jacking up the rear 13mm is gonna make my scooter twitchy and unstable.

(Yes, I'm sure someone makes fork extenders, but I don't really want to jack with that)




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Old 10-19-2009, 06:36 AM   #2
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13 mm is alot and it's very noticeable in cornering. I don't have extender on mine but after I have risen the front up close to 10mm, I can notice the difference in cornering.
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Old 10-19-2009, 07:14 AM   #3
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Dunlop has some great deals on 211 DOT and slick tires, but the rears are about 13mm taller than the 209's I've got now (the fronts are the same height). Problem is, I can't adjust (drop) the forks much more...

I'm wondering if jacking up the rear 13mm is gonna make my scooter twitchy and unstable.

(Yes, I'm sure someone makes fork extenders, but I don't really want to jack with that)




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The rear height change will be half of the larger tire diameter, so 6.5 mm. Still, that's plenty. Do you have any more too
to lower the rear shock or is it down all the way already?

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Old 10-19-2009, 12:09 PM   #4
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That's a bunch, but you also need to factor in how much taller the fronts are, as well as the profile of the tire.
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The rear height change will be half of the larger tire diameter, so 6.5 mm. Still, that's plenty. Do you have any more too
to lower the rear shock or is it down all the way already?

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Didn't know the OEM shock was height adjustable...

I've got the forks flush w/ the triples... so I can probably go 6.5mm higher in the rear without much issue (I was originally not thinking, and "thinking" it would be 13mm higher).

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Didn't know the OEM shock was height adjustable...

I've got the forks flush w/ the triples... so I can probably go 6.5mm higher in the rear without much issue (I was originally not thinking, and "thinking" it would be 13mm higher).

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You mean you are going to lower the rear to compensate for the taller rear tire, right?
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You mean you are going to lower the rear to compensate for the taller rear tire, right?
I dunno... I mean, 6.5mm higher might not be too high.

I need to ride a well set-up scooter and see how "flicky" it is so I can have a standard to compare to. Alonzo, can I ride your scooter?
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i was running last years BS slicks wich are taller than the 003's i run now(5mm i think),now the bike is really wheely prone to the point of almost annoyance,but thats just me.
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