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Old 01-21-2014, 03:43 PM   #1
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Little help here!
I have real dirt bikes so I don't need to single track the AA courses with my 2004 KTM 950 non S, so down she goes.
My question is how far can I slide the top triple clamp down on the fork tubes before the bottom triple clamp bashes into my fender.
At times I might be forced to use all the suspension. Crap accrues.
Thanks!
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Old 01-21-2014, 04:22 PM   #2
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Little help here!
I have real dirt bikes so I don't need to single track the AA courses with my 2004 KTM 950 non S, so down she goes.
My question is how far can I slide the top triple clamp down on the fork tubes before the bottom triple clamp bashes into my fender.
At times I might be forced to use all the suspension. Crap accrues.
Thanks!
I tried to determine that by measuring mine, and came to the conclusion that anything beyond the factory setting would risk interference. I would like to find out that I was wrong.

What did help me was to get the low seat, and to buy really thick-soled boots.
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Old 01-21-2014, 05:43 PM   #3
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If a seat job is on the cards narrow it as well, we narrowed our SE seat 10mm each side and that made a huge difference, we have our forks through the clamps about 10 mm, no rubbing but I am sure it must be close on full travel use
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Old 01-21-2014, 05:49 PM   #4
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Trade someone for 210 mm suspension. Maybe it works for both of you
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Old 01-21-2014, 05:53 PM   #5
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his is the nos S
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Old 01-21-2014, 06:15 PM   #6
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his is the nos S
But, it is a 2004, which has 230 mm travel in the standard model.
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Old 01-21-2014, 07:47 PM   #7
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And now, for the rest of the story. I am in the middle of a suspension swap with a 2010 ADV with anti lock brakes. I put the rear shock on my bike and the front forks, dropped the triple clamps down 0.6 inch which is almost a 2 inch drop in the front. Sweet! Really made a big difference in the twisties. Luck had it I had an extra new style front fender and moused it together for the test ride.
I knew the swap was too good to be true. My bud on the other end of the swap was pulling his hair out with trying to mount the anti-lock brakes to my old forks legs. Were we sit now is some more swap a ro in the very near future and I get my old fork legs back with some gut swapping. Stiffer springs are on order also.
As for cutting the seat sides, that is what I think too. My jean length is 30 inch..short.
As it sat with my short lived drop, I was almost flat footed.
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