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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-15-2014, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
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how do the forks mount to the upper tree

Hi, I have a 13 RGU and as most people, want to lower it. I only want to go 1 inch, maybe 1 1/2. I am going to go with the Gabriels in back, but thought if the fork tubes slide in a pinch mount, I would just lower them that way. On my Fatboy they screw into the bottom side of the top tree. Are the RGU's that way or held by a pinch mount and go through the top tree? Thanks, adown
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cant lower it that way.

Do yourself a favor and spend the 250.00 for progressive monotubes -2 kit. You can lower it -1 or -2" and it will improve the stock ride 100%.

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Sportbikers lower by adjusting the tubes in the trees........NOT advisable for your RG........As dmize suggested- go w/ mono-tubes or another form of insternal spring lowering kit.
Fork tubes do NOT screw into to trees........


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This is how it is done on the 2014 models as they have pinch bolts for the top tree as well.
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Thanks for your input. I've seen guys drop 4 inches that way. It doesn't affect the trail or spring rate, so it rides just like stock. The bad thing about going with mono tubes is it can't be tuned to specific riders. Staying with springs allows spring, and/or oil weight change for a tuned suspension.
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Contrary to your belief most people don't want to lower their bike and loose suspension travel and ride quality. But if you want to lower the front of the bike you have to do it by changing the components inside the fork tubes.


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As ironmark stated you have to change the internals,besides the tubes bottom out against the lower side of the upper tree.

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Contrary to your belief most people don't want to lower their bike and loose suspension travel and ride quality. But if you want to lower the front of the bike you have to do it by changing the components inside the fork tubes.
Leaving the forks stock does not reduce either, and I never said I believed most people want to lower their bike to loose suspention travel and ride quality. Don't just chime in to get post count. Until you know what your taliking about, stay on the side lines. Thanks, adown
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Hi, I have a 13 RGU and as most people, want to lower it. I only want to go 1 inch, maybe 1 1/2.
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Leaving the forks stock does not reduce either, and I never said I believed most people want to lower their bike to loose suspention travel and ride quality. Don't just chime in to get post count. Until you know what your taliking about, stay on the side lines. Thanks, adown
I don't really care about my post count because I have enough of them and I didn't do it by welcoming new members to the forum!!

And looking at your first post you did say

[ QUOTE] I have a 13 RGU and as most people, want to lower it. [QUOTE].

I was just pointing out that most people do not want to lower their RG because of losing suspension travel and ride quality. Obviously you were shocked and felt offended to find this out .


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Don't just chime in to get post count. Until you know what your taliking about, stay on the side lines. Thanks, adown

Hmmm.... Have you even looked at the way the front suspension is assembled?



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