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08 forks work with 06/07 wheels??

Just picked up a set of 08 forks for my racebike and assumed the would work with my 07 wheels. Is there any problems I may have?? Anything I need to do to make the wheels and forks work together?

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Re: 08 forks work with 06/07 wheels??

no issues. just put them on and your good to go.
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Re: 08 forks work with 06/07 wheels??

Set them at the right ride height in the triple though

08 forks are 10mm longer

So on an 07 forks are flush with the triple. on an 08 they sit at the second line (10mm above the triple)


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Re: 08 forks work with 06/07 wheels??

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Set them at the right ride height in the triple though

08 forks are 10mm longer

So on an 07 forks are flush with the triple. on an 08 they sit at the second line (10mm above the triple)

Thought this was all done internally and no need to adjust for it?
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Re: 08 forks work with 06/07 wheels??

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Set them at the right ride height in the triple though

08 forks are 10mm longer

So on an 07 forks are flush with the triple. on an 08 they sit at the second line (10mm above the triple)
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Thought this was all done internally and no need to adjust for it?
They are physically 10mm longer, like Chief said set the depth in the triple trees.

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Re: 08 forks work with 06/07 wheels??

any 2nd and 3rd gen wheels are interchangeable .. so from 03-current, wheels will work on any 03-current r6.

there has been some discussion about the 08+ fork length, and if it's just done internally or physically longer.. i confirmed with Mike "Thermosman" Fitzgerald (if you race this is well known suspension tuner) that the 08 tubes are in fact physically 10mm longer. Forgot to ask (he was finishing up my forks) if it was the upper, or lower tube, or if each was 5mm longer, but the fork tubes are longer on the 08 and later vs. 06-07

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