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post #1 of 14 Old 01-11-2005, 11:09 PM Thread Starter
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groovy fork tubes

Hi guys, Just wondering if the fork tubes on my 929 should have a bunch of fine grooves all around them? The bottoms have a smooth finish. What gives? John
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Re: groovy fork tubes

Area for the triple clamps to grip????? I don't know, just sounds logical I suppose.
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Good thinking. Where's CBRBOB when you need him?
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Re: groovy fork tubes

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Good thinking. Where's CBRBOB when you need him?
OK, here ya go.........
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Re: groovy fork tubes

gets me everytime!!!

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Re: groovy fork tubes

Why's that so stupid?
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Re: groovy fork tubes

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Why's that so stupid?
Well... It could be that we are a bunch of elitist, know-it-all, motorcycle enthusiasts that gain some sort of parasitic joy by trying to embarrass someone that asks a question. While some of us would sit by and say nothing... even though we know that the only stupid question is the one left unasked.

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Dude... If you don't know what it/they are for... leave it alone.

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Re: groovy fork tubes

Why does it look like there is a post missing here?

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Dude... If you don't know what it/they are for... leave it alone.
This is basically a joke thread Treat it as such

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Why does it look like there is a post missing here?
Maybe there is..


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This is basically a joke thread Treat it as such
Or maybe there isn't... Oh well... WTH


If you will look closely at your fork tubes you will also notice that there is only a certain amount of space dedicated to being of the same diameter that your triple clamps will grip (in addition to the grooves). This space is actually a range of adjustment that can be made to alter your bikes handling characteristics. Messing with this area of adjustment haphazardly could result in catastrophic failure of your being able to maintain control of your motorcycle.

IN OTHER WORDS... If you have to ask... you probably need to read up, experience up and even then... leave this area of adjustment to the experts.

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... leave this area of adjustment to the experts.
That's a phrase that doesn't get used enough on bike forums IMO.

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Re: groovy fork tubes

ouch Bob! Ok I'm an idiot
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Re: groovy fork tubes

Man, that's harsh if you guys aren't buddies.

The grooves (I think) you are talking about are from the machining operations, and are in fact normal.

I'm talking about the small ones, that circumferentially cover the entire fork leg, and are anodized over.




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OK, here ya go.........
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