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Fork length help

I have a new to me 93 with no front fender. I only have a couple of inches of clearance between the tire and the lower edge of the fairing. I'm not sure if it has been lowered in the front or maybe the springs are sagging. Could someone give me the measurement from maybe the very bottom to the very top of their fork? If I know what I am shooting for I figured I can add spacers to the top of the springs. Thanks.
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Re: Fork length help

93 what? 600? 900? Got a pic of the top of the forks and a side shot? Adding spacers to the top of sagging springs doesn't give you the suspension travel or suspension action you are looking for. If you need springs, why would you not install new ones?

When you bounce on the front end, how much travel do you have? (Use a zip tie on the fork tube and it will slide up as you compress the suspension, then measure the distance to the seal.) Does it bottom out? Who could possibly know if your "93" was lowered or not without pics?
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I have a new to me 93 with no front fender. I only have a couple of inches of clearance between the tire and the lower edge of the fairing. I'm not sure if it has been lowered in the front or maybe the springs are sagging. Could someone give me the measurement from maybe the very bottom to the very top of their fork? If I know what I am shooting for I figured I can add spacers to the top of the springs. Thanks.
I have a full set of 93 forks off the bike fully assembled. They measure about 30" from the cap to the bottom. I also have a set of 96 forks on my bike right now and they measure about 28.75" slightly compressed. Hope that helps you out a bit. Adding more preload to the spring via a longer spacer may adversely affect the handling and the fork won't be working in the "sweet spot" of its stroke. You're better off making sure they're not lowered and calculating the proper spring rate for your weight with gear on and getting the "static sag" dialed in.

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Re: Fork length help

Thanks Ian. That's what I needed.
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