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Old 11-27-2012, 09:14 AM   #11
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Re: 2004 R6 fork height

I used to have my forks on my '03 set about where you have pictured, about 25mm down from the clip ons sitting flush with the fork cap. This was done in conjunction with the rear being lowered as well because i used to go to the drag strip frequently. It did ok in the corners but i noticed a night and day difference when i raised that thing back up to stock height in the front and then went about 1/2" to 1" higher than stock in the rear. It has a long way to go before any hard parts are going to scrape. My recommendation would be raise that front end up and see if you like it as much as i did. Also starting with stock settings is a great baseline for adjustments. Also, if the engineers at Yamaha found some sort of advantage in having the forks lower, they most likely would have sent them that way from the factory... Just my $.02
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:54 AM   #12
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Re: 2004 R6 fork height

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I used to have my forks on my '03 set about where you have pictured, about 25mm down from the clip ons sitting flush with the fork cap. This was done in conjunction with the rear being lowered as well because i used to go to the drag strip frequently. It did ok in the corners but i noticed a night and day difference when i raised that thing back up to stock height in the front and then went about 1/2" to 1" higher than stock in the rear. It has a long way to go before any hard parts are going to scrape. My recommendation would be raise that front end up and see if you like it as much as i did. Also starting with stock settings is a great baseline for adjustments. Also, if the engineers at Yamaha found some sort of advantage in having the forks lower, they most likely would have sent them that way from the factory... Just my $.02
His forks are at the stock height. He just has aftermarket clip-ons that mount below the upper triple clamp.
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