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    Anyone tried raising the front?

    as the subject says... anyone tried raising the front? results?

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    Why, what's your aim ?

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    Not even sure what that means ? Extending forks or raising handlebars ? Maybe the latter - let us know what you have in mind !

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    Quote Originally Posted by sovrec View Post
    Not even sure what that means ? Extending forks or raising handlebars ? Maybe the latter - let us know what you have in mind !
    I mean lower the fork tubes in the triple clamp in order to get a higher front end, in order to get more ground clearance. im not concerned about the rear for now, raising that is easy enough. but it seems fork tube caps are non-existent for this bike. Possibly cbr1000rr fork tube caps work, but then they usually are paired with expensive cartridge kits. I'm curious as to whether anyone has lowered the tubes so they're slightly below flush with the triple clamp surface. maybe 5-10mm.

    cheers!

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    Aight....







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    How's your front now? Starting to rise?
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    Ha ha Excellent
    I notice my front raised by about 1/2 inch
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrod View Post
    I mean lower the fork tubes in the triple clamp in order to get a higher front end, in order to get more ground clearance. im not concerned about the rear for now, raising that is easy enough. but it seems fork tube caps are non-existent for this bike. Possibly cbr1000rr fork tube caps work, but then they usually are paired with expensive cartridge kits. I'm curious as to whether anyone has lowered the tubes so they're slightly below flush with the triple clamp surface. maybe 5-10mm.

    cheers!
    Aside from the porn angle (!) ^^^ you might end up needing new top clamps - firstly the top of the forks are flush mounted to the top yoke as you know - secondly the fork tubes also taper at certain points so you'd need to make sure the lower clamps are still gripping correctly

    It's an odd mod to consider on this bike IMHO - check the suspension set up as a starting point, if you're only looking for 5mm - setting the sag etc up and getting the suspension settings right might yield what you're looking for ?

    The only thing that really limits ground clearance on the CB is the exhaust and the footpegs - sorting them will give you the lean angel you desire ...
    Last edited by sovrec; 04-29-2015 at 12:50 PM.

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