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raising fork in triple clamp?

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How do I raise the forks to get a better turning bike? Is it as simple as loosening the 4 bolts per side and sliding the tube up? Mine won't slide and I don't want to put any wd in there for fear of the forks being hopelessly twisted on my next get-off.

Chan

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If you remove all eight bolts and stick a flat screw driver facing down in the slots of each clamp....a little tap add they will stay. now the tubes will fall out....if you do one side at a time (just two screw drivers) it won't move so freely and you can get your 5mm from the bottom of the cap to the top of the top triple clamp.

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How about a report on how the bike handles with the front lowered. Turns faster? Less Push (slide) on the front wheel? Less stable at speed?

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I had trouble raising the forks because the clamp that holds the fork boots was tight. Anyway, I raised the forks about 1/2" or 12-15mm, it rode much better. Turns great, stable at speed up to 65 (max I got to). I rode a turkey run in CT (Rock Run), not sure if it was the good breakfast, staying well hydrated, looking far ahead on the trails or what, but as an inexperienced rider, I was keeping up with and passing other riders. I had a great time. The only other thing I did was to set all clickers to the soft side of factory spec (per manual). You can see how the bike is set up below.

Chan

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