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Over the next few days i am going to fit new fork gaiters, now the bike is a bit too tall for me and i thought i might drop the the yolks about an inch to compensate, doe's anybody think this may have an adverse effect on handling ? or should i leave well alone?
 

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during one of my dommi's incarnations , flat track style, i had a 19" front wheel and the forks pushed through the yokes about an inch and a half, this didn't upset the handling at all it actually improved it
 

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Hi hope you don't mind me jumping on this thread, but I'm also lowering front end of bike, looking to drop forks through the yokes, but also been told to remove a 2" spacer in fork legs.
Is this correct??
 

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Hi hope you don't mind me jumping on this thread, but I'm also lowering front end of bike, looking to drop forks through the yokes, but also been told to remove a 2" spacer in fork legs.
Is this correct??
if you're wanting to shorten the length of the forks there's a proper way of doing it and just removing the spacer isn't it, you need to fit a spacer on the damper rod this makes the fork tube sit lower in the fork leg, done this on a few different bikes it works very well but you will lose fork travel equal to the length of the spacer you've fitted on the damper rod
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3A0RF87ly6E
 

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Thanks for the info Nick, i fitted the gaitors today and dropped the forks through about 1/4 inch and found no real improvement for my stance on the bike. I will try again tomorrow and drop to a full inch, i want to take it easy.;)
 
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