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XRYoda

How many MM's are your forks raised?

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I would like to see what you guys are running for fork tube height and sag. I am pretty happy with what I am running, I just want to see what works well for you.

Here is what I run.

08' yzf450

8.5 mm from top of fork

3.7" rear shock sag.

I ride woods/desert

Works pretty well, I may try raising the forks a little bit more.

Yoda'

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Hi mate

I raised it for 10mm or 1cm as I got back my bike (yz450F 2006) from the mechanic and he put the forks back to 0 so I went through sand about 10 to 15cm of sand on the way home and the way of the bike in the sand was not what I liked. Before going to the workshop I had it at 15mm or 1.5cm. I like it better when the fork tube height is now at 10mm.

regards

Arnego2

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Hey guys, I was running my forks up 6mm before changing to the 24mm offset clamps...Should I now switch back to setting them flush???

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Where are you measuring the distance? Is it from the top of the triple clamp to the top of the fork tube? I know a stupid question but I haven't done this adjustment before.

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Is it from the top of the triple clamp to the top of the fork tube?

Yes. The top of the tube, not the "cap".

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It is good to see what people are using for setup. Maybe people will find this thread during future searches and will give them a good baseline.

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Hey guys, I was running my forks up 6mm before changing to the 24mm offset clamps...Should I now switch back to setting them flush???

I have the 24s and run the forks at 5mm from top (scribe line) and sag at 98.

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I have the 24s and run the forks at 5mm from top (scribe line) and sag at 98.

Thanks! I'm going to start out at just a couple mm's and see...

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On a somewhat related note, Applied 24mm clamps with 100mm sag didn't require any fork height change for me. Turns on a dime and is more stable than Warren Buffet's portfolio. Every one of my stock-clamp bikes required some fork height change.

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Gray are you still on the 03'? If not, what did you have the forks set at for the 03'?

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Nope. It's an '06.

I liked the way the '03 turned better with the forks up some, but I kept them all the way down flush to help keep it from having violent head shaking fits when I hit something at a little angle. Once I got the Scotts damper, I moved them back up 5mm. Sag at 100 on the '03.

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09 CRF250R, stock suspension, clamps etc, i lifted my forks 7mm or 8mm made it soooo much better

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