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post #1 of 14 Old 05-26-2019, 12:33 PM Thread Starter
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Raised My Forks 1" and it responses to steering inputs much better Quicker steering!!!
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Does that slide you forward on the seat with the seat being slightly tipped forward? I have thought I should try that along with replacing the current 30 mm risers with risers 1 inch up and 1 inch back.
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Does that slide you forward on the seat with the seat being slightly tipped forward? I have thought I should try that along with replacing the current 30 mm risers with risers 1 inch up and 1 inch back.

It didn't slide me forward on the seat. Still a good seating position for me.

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Have you checked to see if the fork slider will contact the lower triple tree? That is going to be close lowering the tube that much......

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1" is alot to raise the forks. Realshelby is correct in questioning the amount. I have adjustable lowering links on my '14 1000, and lowered the bike 1". I also raised the forks, but just 1/4". Bike handles excellently. If the rear was not lowered, raising the forks 1" is a lot IMHO, but if it works for you...
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I lowered the front of my Wee 10mm (0.39"), if it were not for the improvements I got from that change I doubt I would still be riding Strom's.

For me by speeding up the steering the bike went from OK to good, I then lifted the rear 1" and it moved from good to great.

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Have you checked to see if the fork slider will contact the lower triple tree? That is going to be close lowering the tube that much......
No problems on that front. The front does not bottom out. Lots of room to spare.

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No problems on that front. The front does not bottom out. Lots of room to spare.
I don't have my 1000 here to check, but looking at the 650 it would hit at 1" raised. I run about 1/4" on it. But the 1000 has a different fork slider arrangement so maybe my memory is fogged up!

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I lowered the front of my Wee 10mm (0.39"), if it were not for the improvements I got from that change I doubt I would still be riding Strom's.

For me by speeding up the steering the bike went from OK to good, I then lifted the rear 1" and it moved from good to great.
I'm also thinking about raising the rear. However, I'm going to ride it for a while before making any additional adjustments.


Just for general reference - I just came off a Kawasaki ZRX1200 where I raised the forks 1" (lowered the front) and raised the rear 1/2". It was great. All I had to do was 'think' about turning the bike into corners and it was there!!!
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