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post #1 of 4 Old 05-29-2010, 08:23 AM Thread Starter
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safe max fork raise for DL650 with ABS?

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During the last service on my little Strom I asked the dealer to lower a bit the front by raising the fork tubes in the triple tree to max 10 mm.....now, I don't know why but he raised them about to 15 mm....I'm more than happy on how the bike is going now but I also noted that the ABS cylinder is installed just above the front wheel's fender and I'm now wondering if the parts could come in contact between them during a full suspension travel (i.e. in a "panic stop manouvre").

I read somewhere that this kind of accident could happen if you get a fork brace installed and i haven't, but this doubt is driving me crazy anyway!

As usual, I hope my "italic" English could be understandable.....

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post #2 of 4 Old 05-29-2010, 09:45 AM
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The full travel is 150mm. Fully extend the fork and measure what's available. The fork brace is the big culprit in space stealing. I wish there was one that had the major mass of material to the rear instead of the front.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
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Hi greywolf!
I'm glad to read you. When you say: "fully extend the fork..." you means with the bike's front wheel lifted from the ground? I know it could be a stupid question but I don't have the center stand on mine and so I don't know how to do.....however, with the bike settled on lateral stand I measured 125 mm left....I'm thinking to go back to the dealer to set the fork tubes as they were...
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You can fully extend the fork while on the side stand. Somebody else doing the measuring will help.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s
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