Originally Posted by kubiak
has anyone tried to lower the yamaha forks besides sliding them up in the clamps? i have mine slid up in the clamps but i want another inch lower. i know you can have it profesionally lowered by shortening the parts but is there something i can do at home like cut a little off the spring?
When I went to my local renown suspension shop and described what I was doing. The fellow there had rebuilt forks with heavier springs for BMWs but wasn't sure why. After I explained everything he said, "do you want us to shorten the forks up to improve the geometry of the BMW?" Wow, never heard of that on any forum. I said, 'can we?'
Well, he had to order fork springs at 6.0 for the weight of the bike, my weight and luggage. He said he could order than shortened for a bit more dosh.
So I'll let you know what happens. We're shortening them 2". I had no idea how short to go since no one has ever mentioned this as possibility. It's only a matter of changing the fork springs out or they can even space the shorter spring if I don't like it.