front forks same length?


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pgjeepster
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front forks same length?

Post by pgjeepster » Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:49 pm



I was going to change the front fork oil in my bike and I noticed the right fork tube is about 1/4" below the top of the triple tree than the left. Are the tubes the same length was this a oversight by the last person to put the tubes in? I noticed some handling issues hence the oil change which was really dirty. Just to double check with you guys I use ATF in the forks?



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Re: front forks same length?

Post by virgilmobile » Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:52 pm

Tubes are the same length.Be aware that the right fork has a piece in it that the left does not,thus the difference in oil ammount used in each fork.When all is done,they measure from the top the same.

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