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on: May 02, 2021, 11:38:31 am
hi folks, does anyone have the fork height measurment from the top of the fork (not including the dust seal) to the bottom of the lower yoke (tripple tree) with the fornt wheel of the ground. ta.
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Reply #1 on: May 02, 2021, 04:21:51 pm
10 mm
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Reply #2 on: May 02, 2021, 05:19:49 pm
12 mm on mine, I don't think it's a matter on 1 or 2 mm.


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Reply #3 on: May 02, 2021, 05:42:35 pm
I did mine at 11mm, however, the service manual states 10mm
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Reply #4 on: May 02, 2021, 05:53:57 pm
The top fork protrusion on my Interceptor is 10mm to the top of the stanchion rather than the cap, measured at  the slot in the top clamp.  Be aware that the top clamps are not always consistent.  Some are flat, some have had a taper front to back so measure at the same relative location on either side.

Voun is right  in that a couple of silly millimeters is not an issue.   I've seen photos showing the stanchions set flush with the clamp which in theory may make the steering a bit slower/less twitchy although different rider and tire combinations can render the issue moot.

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Reply #5 on: May 02, 2021, 10:09:38 pm
I believe the OP asked for the distance to the bottom of the lower yoke of the triple tree (although he could probably figure it out from the information given). I'm not in my garage so I don't have that measurement.


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Reply #6 on: May 02, 2021, 10:41:57 pm
Hey guys, sorry for this out of topic question, I understand the meaning but what "OP" spells for ?


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Reply #7 on: May 02, 2021, 10:49:31 pm
Hey guys, sorry for this out of topic question, I understand the meaning but what "OP" spells for ?

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Reply #8 on: May 02, 2021, 10:50:53 pm
Hey guys, sorry for this out of topic question, I understand the meaning but what "OP" spells for ?
OP = Original Poster, (person who started thread)
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Reply #9 on: May 03, 2021, 05:03:13 am
I just did the YSS fork upgrade and my height (which I had to put back) measured 12mm.
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Reply #10 on: May 03, 2021, 10:35:46 am
hi folks, does anyone have the fork height measurment from the top of the fork (not including the dust seal) to the bottom of the lower yoke (tripple tree) with the fornt wheel of the ground. ta.

With bike on side stand mine is roughly 124mm.  Hope this helps.
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Reply #11 on: May 03, 2021, 11:29:46 am
OP = Original Poster, (person who started thread)
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Reply #12 on: May 04, 2021, 11:37:57 am
hi folks, thanks for the reply,s.
i think i should have made myself clearer in my first post, i have made some internal changes to the forks but forgot to take a measurement of the standard distance between the lower edge of the bottom yoke (tripple tree) and the top of the fork slider.
ie: bike on center stand with front wheel raised of the ground so under no load.
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Reply #13 on: May 04, 2021, 12:16:53 pm
First thing I did was lower the stanchions so they do not protrude above the upper triple clamp/tree. Looks so much better on the INT, and does not make any appreciable difference in handling IMO. In fact, I think this change helped to eliminate the head shake that many members experienced, blaming the brazilian Pirelli's. I kept the OEM tires, and often ride up to 90 MPH, stable, no shake. The raised protruding stanchions makes the front look a bit short and stubby to me. Maybe it works better on the GT. 

Then again, don't crucify me- Raised on chopped Triumphs with extended forks, so I'm biased.
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Reply #14 on: May 04, 2021, 01:27:13 pm
First thing I did was lower the stanchions so they do not protrude above the upper triple clamp/tree. Looks so much better on the INT, and does not make any appreciable difference in handling IMO. In fact, I think this change helped to eliminate the head shake that many members experienced, blaming the brazilian Pirelli's. I kept the OEM tires, and often ride up to 90 MPH, stable, no shake. The raised protruding stanchions makes the front look a bit short and stubby to me. Maybe it works better on the GT. 

Then again, don't crucify me- Raised on chopped Triumphs with extended forks, so I'm biased.

Ha ha nothing wrong with a little ride-height adjustment.  But 12 mm is quite a bit to lift the front of any bike.  Proof is in the pudding - if it works for you, then it's a good thing!  Also, depending on your rear pre-load setting, you may not be that far off the intended rake, just a bit higher off the ground.