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post #41 of 133 Old 12-12-2016, 12:56 PM
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Thanks Guys.

For those willing to go with a new cross over brake line, how much more room would you like? Stare at the bike and give it some thought.
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I'm thinking around 1 to 1.25 inches. An 804 on there now and I hear rocks slide through regularly. It's tight and I'm thinking a little mud would be disaster. A riding buddy had his front tire completely lock up on a 990 Adventure when mud built up and busted the fender.

Looking forward to the pic you mentioned earlier.

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post #42 of 133 Old 12-12-2016, 05:46 PM Thread Starter
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You can probably get a better idea of the effect of a 0.65" rise just staring at your own fender and tire, but here are some photos. I have a Shinko 705 on the front. It has about 7K miles on it.

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I will be using the kit on my bike and sourcing the proper hardware this week. I should have this kit listed on the website this week end. I will update this thread when I do.

For the higher rise with new brake cables, you can go with a whole new braided stainless brake line kit in standard or + what ever length, or go the economical route and just get a new cross over line. However, we really need to settle on what that higher rise will be. Input and opinion welcome. It seems to me that it would need to be 1.25 or 1.5" otherwise your spending a lot more for very little more gain (e.g., 1").
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That looks good.

I want longer brake lines regardless due to the Rox Risers. I'd be happy with 1.25 to 1.5. More seems to be better.

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I'd like to eventually change over to stainless lines (2015 650XT - conventional forks) and have a 7/8" riser (may do more pull back). May want to add a fork brace later. I want more fender clearance, so either rise kit will work for me but more is better, right?
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The Wees may have a different limitation on maximum height. I will have to take a look at it, but the first design only used a new piece in the front to raise the fender 1/2". A new hole was drilled in the fender for the back. However, it may be possible to use a piece similar to the rear piece on the Vee2 to get more lift on Wee. I'll check into it.
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Great. Just added the behind the windscreen GPS mount. Did some dirt here and there up and back to where I started 1st grade 60 yrs ago. Still the same but maybe a little worse.

Cycled a lot of stones between the tire / fender. Any additional clearance is greatly appreciated. It will also help if I go with a more knob tire. Not looking for as much as my KLR but more than OEM. Thanks
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Here is another pic that pretty much sums up how the front works. Note bolts threaded from the back.

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That's a pretty clean setup. Nicely done Rick.

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When will this be available on your site?
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Those bolts back out for what ever reason that will cause some damage. Never seen bolts in reverse like that near rotating mass. Sorry but thats my safety perspective and won't take that design risk
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