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17" wheel on a 95 blade

if you want to get rid of the falling feeling asosiated with the 16"wheel on the older blades, and get better tyre choices, the cbr 600 17" front wheel fits straight in no mods, if you then drop the forks through the yokes by 10mm it puts the geometry back and give a more planted feeling,
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Re: 17" wheel on a 95 blade

Yeah, thats a common mod around here. If you use a 120/65-17 tire, you don't need to touch the forks at all as the outside diameter is the same as the 130/70-16.
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Re: 17" wheel on a 95 blade

Or you could just alter the preload to suit.

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Re: 17" wheel on a 95 blade

how does that work?, iv not got my head round it yet, i get mine set up by a guy who doesnt like to give his tips out,
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Re: 17" wheel on a 95 blade

The fork preload changes the length of the fork.

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