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Old 03-28-2006, 03:03 PM   #61
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Cool...nice find...thanks...he really raised it alot...looks like he must have a nut on the backside of the upper connection, wonder if that scraped the stanchion at all...

I've yet to do mine....time just fills up with other stuff and slips away....
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Old 03-28-2006, 05:18 PM   #62
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Cool...nice find...thanks...he really raised it alot...looks like he must have a nut on the backside of the upper connection, wonder if that scraped the stanchion at all...

I've yet to do mine....time just fills up with other stuff and slips away....
Best to ask boejangles where he found those pics; he didn't post any info in the thread where I found them buried (KTM LC4 Adventure Owners sign in...(sic)). Page ~35. This pic might jog his memory:



Note: the front fender does not look raised in that pic but it was with the other two (and a pic of a rallye cockpit setup).
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Old 03-28-2006, 05:49 PM   #63
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Best to ask boejangles where he found those pics; he didn't post any info in the thread where I found them buried (KTM LC4 Adventure Owners sign in...(sic)). Page ~35. This pic might jog his memory:



Note: the front fender does not look raised in that pic but it was with the other two (and a pic of a rallye cockpit setup).
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Old 03-28-2006, 06:44 PM   #64
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My eyes are not the best for this, 'cause I have never seen the low-boy up close, but the front fender on that bike doesn't look like the raised one in the closeups.

Anyways, just trying to help out sherpa - he is still worried that the raised low-boy will hit the bottom of the triple clamp.
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Old 03-29-2006, 05:04 PM   #65
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I know that Fox and Rock Shox used a goofy way of measuring fork travel. I ASSume that they all do this

Here is how they figured it

Measure the how far the shock will compress under load.
Then add the negative (pull) That may seem strange but negative is needed according to the shock maker to help keep the wheel on the ground. (no sag is NOT the negative. sag uses up the compressive part) I think it is there so when you pull a wheelie the forks don't go bang! when the springs press them to the end of the tubes.
It always seemed a like a sales tactic to me, but there maybe 1" (25mm) on the front fork of a KTM and that is where you have the missing 25mm

As always I could be wrong
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Old 03-29-2006, 06:07 PM   #66
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Ohlins shocks have what they call an "anti-top-out spring", IIRC. Yes it is designed to soften the end of the stroke when the load suddenly comes off the shock (think slamming on the front brakes thereby lifting the rear wheel). As a result, they also say you can't measure & set the static sag the same way you would do with a normal shock.

I don't know how this figures into the travel measurements as I've never really bothered with such things on my road bikes.

On my '05, I have the fork tubes pulled through by 25mm and it has bottomed the fender into the underside of the lower triple clamp several times. I will reduce the air gap next fork service, to help stop it bottoming.
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Old 04-12-2006, 01:17 PM   #67
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Heya sherpa,

Check out post #6 in this thread.

Not sure about the newer suspension that your bike has, but his suspension had another couple inches...
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Old 07-12-2007, 03:06 PM   #68
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Hey guys i tried the gum trick on my forks but found it had an oily taste afterwards, is it worth trying a different brand of gum???
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