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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 11:32 AM Thread Starter
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2004 R6 fork height

Yes, I've searched, and yes I've found some answers. Just want to be 100% sure before I start making adjustments...

Just picked up the bike and it's going to be track use only. Has a 120/70 tire on it and has 25mm of fork tube sticking through the triple clamp. This seems like a crazy amount since from what I can tell, people are typically using 10mm for quick turn in.

Would I be better suited to going towards 10mm, flush, or leaving it at 25mm? I haven't had it at the track yet and am coming from a Ducati with ohlins front/rear that's already been dialed in, so I'm guessing it's going to be a completely different feel and want to have a good baseline to start from when I get it on the track.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 11:47 AM
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Is that above the triple, or above the clip-on? Clip-ons are mounted above the triple in stock configuration, and the forks are normally flush with the top of the clip-on collar - so you need to take that into account.

25cm above the clip-on would be pretty ridiculous. 25cm above the triple clamp might not be that unreasonable? Measure the height of the clip-on clamp and subtract that from your measurement to find out how far off from stock you are.
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Re: 2004 R6 fork height

Didn't realize the bars are mounted above the triple on these bikes in stock trim...it's got vortex clip ons mounted right now, but in the box of parts I got with the bike there is a stock set that might go to this bike (bought a gsxr and the r6 as a package). Those measure out at 25mm so the forks would be at stock height right now. I'll probably leave them there for the time being and keep the clip ons below the triple to see how it works out.

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Glad I could help out.

The bars will likely hit the fairings near full lock if you run them under the triple. My buddy does it on his 2005. It's slightly annoying in the pits, but doesn't cause any problems once you're out on the track.
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agree.. the stock clamps on that bike started above the clamp.

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Re: 2004 R6 fork height

Its got a set of hotbodies (?) race fairings, are they molded any different than the stock plastics? Either way, I'm not too worried about not being able to go lock to lock since, like you said, doesn't matter on the track.

Is there any distinct advantage running the clip-ons under the triple or is it just personal preference?
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Its got a set of hotbodies (?) race fairings, are they molded any different than the stock plastics? Either way, I'm not too worried about not being able to go lock to lock since, like you said, doesn't matter on the track.

Is there any distinct advantage running the clip-ons under the triple or is it just personal preference?
the bend of the stock clip on's may be more of an angle as they start above the clamp. most aftermarket are 7deg down, but i don't know what the stockers are. You could try above, but i don't know anyone that runs aftermarket clamps above.

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Re: 2004 R6 fork height

Thanks for the heads up...checked your vids out, waayyy above my skill level haha! I'm a high 20's guy at jennings. Still trying to get the hang of things but started getting too scared to wreck my shiny bike so I bought a beater

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Thanks for the heads up...checked your vids out, waayyy above my skill level haha! I'm a high 20's guy at jennings. Still trying to get the hang of things but started getting too scared to wreck my shiny bike so I bought a beater

Small world, we even have a mutual friend on facebook..ha
not that ya have to ride at that pace, but shift points, turn in points, lines, etc. should be about the same.. i hear ya about falling down on your best bike. one with some scuffs is ideal for a track day bike.

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Re: 2004 R6 fork height

Yeah I tried mounting my vortex clip ons over the triple, and it sucks, you're better off just going with the under triple method.

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