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Old 04-16-2012, 11:10 PM   #38
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Originally Posted by ThumpnRed View Post
It's easy to see if it will hit. Pull the top caps off the forks and push the wheel up. I am not convinced that it will hit.
Originally Posted by techforlife View Post
You need to put the bike on a lift of some type....or hang it off a beam in a garage...loosen the caps right off.drop the bike......then all you do is lift the bike back up and screw the caps back on........if you take all weight off the front wheel so it just lifts off the ground there is no spring pressure...

If the fork caps are removed, the uncompressed springs can extend out the top of the fork tubes, allowing the wheel to rise. However, won't the wheel rise farther than normal without compression of the fork springs?

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