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Old 05-27-2010, 09:51 PM   #1
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fork springs ????????????????????

ok has anyone seen and or are useing these

they are a drop in spring kit to lower the bike about 1"

i have seen them befor and was just kind of milling it over in my head any how



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You dont even need shorter springs if I remember right. I have seen the one you posted at Schnitz though.
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Can you not drop the forks through the triples? Doing it this way would seem to reduce the suspension travel signifcantly. I wouldn't recommend it.
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That does nothing for the travel
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Can you not drop the forks through the triples? Doing it this way would seem to reduce the suspension travel signifcantly. I wouldn't recommend it.
On a Busa you have to replace the triple trees first.
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Either way. It moves the forks up but does nothing to the travel.
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Yea I had the tripple

two problems for me

1. My levers hit. I have asv levers an heli bars now but still!

2. The fork tubes tapper down - 3/4 inch under your lower triple so if you lower it more your loseing pinch bolt contact - safety first

Any how I sold the triple tree but I stil have the soupys ajustable links and I still want to lower the front a bit
the add says up to 2 in of drop


I emailed them so I'm just waiting now
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This is the email I got



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That does nothing for the travel
wouldn't it have to? You're essentially using a shorter spring (whether by virtue of being softer or shorter). Therefore at rest the upper part of the fork leg rides lower on the lower portion. Meaning less compression travel before bottoming out.
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Can you not drop the forks through the triples? Doing it this way would seem to reduce the suspension travel signifcantly. I wouldn't recommend it.
This is what I was referring to. Its like changing the peg positions on a pogo stick. The foot is still gonna move/travel the same distance when you jump.
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Bottom line....Strap that ho and race.
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Raceteck makes a lowering spring?

I have straps but I cand use them on the street

Any how somethink I milling over in my head!
I might try them out, for 130 bucks it's not bad. I can always put the stockers back in !
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Why do you need to be lower on the street. I can even hook on the street. It wouldnt do me any good.
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Old 05-28-2010, 02:21 PM   #17
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Good run to work thismorning

25 min ride I got down to about 10

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Old 05-28-2010, 02:27 PM   #19
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yea !

had another guy i met at a light running a 01 R1 , we work in the same plant so we had a little fun ,


all of this was a dream of course , hevin forbid i do someting like this in real life. that would be unlawful !
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Riiiight. You have R1's in your dreams? GAY!! LOL. Leave it dropped in the clamps. I already drag the belly of the bike every now and then. I woudnt want to be any lower.
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