Forks in triple clamps for moto

7 replies to this topic
  • GreggT

Posted July 31, 2004 - 08:51 AM


I have an 03 YZ450F that I race desert with. Am running some somer motocross to get in shape. For desert I have the forks flush with the top of the triole clamp, where do you put them for moto?

  • Smegol

Posted July 31, 2004 - 11:23 AM


I have the top of mine 5mm up from the top of the triple clamp. If you want to turn sharper raise them but the sharper turning comes at a cost; reduced high speed stability.

  • Satch0922

Posted July 31, 2004 - 01:03 PM


I run mine (on a 426) 4mm below the little "line" below the cap on the the fork tubes. I also run my rear wheel all the way back in the swingarm.

  • Fastest1

Posted August 03, 2004 - 06:53 PM


If you moved the rear wheel foward it would turn even quicker.

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  • Jeffro426

Posted August 03, 2004 - 07:15 PM


I run mine about 3/8 inch exposed above the top clamp no matter what the condition...seems to handle great and ive yet to have any high speed stability problems.

  • Hank

Posted August 04, 2004 - 05:12 AM


I run them about flush right now, it is an after market pro taper triple clamp. Here is a good refference for ya to look at and see if you can use.

  • Satch0922

Posted August 04, 2004 - 08:03 AM


I drop the forks to get it to turn equal to or a little better than stock and the wheel all the way back makes it very stable. (not that it wasn't before or anything! LOL)

BTW...Fastest1....are you going to be at the GMB III ?????

  • svotta

Posted August 04, 2004 - 01:13 PM


The July 2004 issue of Dirt Bike recommends positioning the fork so that 8mm shows above the top clamp.

I haven't changed mine from stock flush yet but I probably will give it a shot.

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