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Old 03-21-2011, 11:41 AM   #1
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cutting down forks

anyone know of a machine shop in Houston capable of cutting down and rethreading a fork tube?
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other than obviously cutting down the upper tubes, what are you trying to achieve? and what are the forks off of?
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Interested in knowing why as well. They can be internaly lowered.
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Cutting down the upper tube is what I want to do. I swapped kx65 forks into my klx110 to get the front disc and better damping. the only problem is: with the forks pushed up through the triples all the way till they hit the bars, they're still too tall.
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do you still have the stock 260mm shock?

if so upgrade to the 275mm and you wont have that problem.
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do you still have the stock 260mm shock?

if so upgrade to the 275mm and you wont have that problem.
I did some rough calculations, and even with the long shock its not going to be enough. The long shock will at most give me .5" of rear ride height. I'll still be ~1" high. Maybe I don't have '00 forks like I thought?
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I did some rough calculations, and even with the long shock its not going to be enough. The long shock will at most give me .5" of rear ride height. I'll still be ~1" high. Maybe I don't have '00 forks like I thought?
thats odd, havent read nor talked to anyone that had to cut to forks down to make the swap work.. I dont have any plans on cutting mine down either

are the triples after makrket or are they the stock 65 with the 110 stem pressed into them?


if you gotta have it dome I know EBR can do it http://www.ebrperformance.com/

try Motorcycles Unlimited they might have someone that can do it aswell
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thats odd, havent read nor talked to anyone that had to cut to forks down to make the swap work.. I dont have any plans on cutting mine down either

are the triples after makrket or are they the stock 65 with the 110 stem pressed into them?


if you gotta have it dome I know EBR can do it http://www.ebrperformance.com/

try Motorcycles Unlimited they might have someone that can do it aswell
I'm using kx65 triples with the pax racing bearing kit.
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You need to make sure you have enough meat to rethread before you go into this.

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You need to make sure you have enough meat to rethread before you go into this.

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I was hoping someone with the proper tools to do this would also be able to tell.
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can't you internally lower those with some spacers made from PVC? I think that is what my buddy did with his 110's 65 forks.
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can't you internally lower those with some spacers made from PVC? I think that is what my buddy did with his 110's 65 forks.

There's a ~1" PVC spacer in the forks as stock. I could pull it out, I guess. Still not enough. The stock springs are way too soft for my fat , though, so I currently have longer spacers in their to increase the preload.
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hotnanas made me look into somethig I had completely forgotten about: cutting coils out of a coil spring both shortens it, AND makes the spring rate higher. So if I cut the stock springs, it should shorten the forks as well as giving me a stiffer spring rate.

I'm hoping it just that simple with a damping rod fork. Gonna do more research.
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