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Old 12-03-2006, 08:01 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by drnova
Has anyone had the front wheel hit the fender on full compression after lowering the front end by sliding the fork tubes up in the clamps? I am curious why the factory recommends removing the pre load spacer and placing it on the top-out spring position if it would be easier to just drop the front on the clamps.
I ride my wifes DR lowered by sliding the forks up and have not noticed a problem hitting the fender. It really doesn't make sense that it would clear though. You can measure the travel left after lifting the front end off the ground measure from the top of the wheel to the bottom of the fender. If there is 10" or so your ok. I would guess the travel is actuallu a little less than advertised.
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