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    I saw someone that spoke about raising the front fender an inch or so I went ahead and did it for about $5. There were no pictures of it so I went ahead and tried it using longer bolts and compression springs. I figured the spring would be best for when I drop it so it has a little play.

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    Looks neat. I wish someone was out there making a fork brace though for the flex from twisting.

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    Does it hit the top if shock is bottomed out?

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    No. If I raised it another inch or so it would but then it would also rub the boots when they compress. The way it sits now is perfect!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PalmStateCrawler View Post
    No. If I raised it another inch or so it would but then it would also rub the boots when they compress. The way it sits now is perfect!
    It looks great, good idea.
    Only a fool would attempt it, and God help me, I am that fool!

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    I took it out to do a little more "testing" and felt it tap when completely compressing the forks so i'm going to cut down the bolts a 1/4 inch or so until the problem subsides.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PalmStateCrawler View Post
    I took it out to do a little more "testing" and felt it tap when completely compressing the forks so i'm going to cut down the bolts a 1/4 inch or so until the problem subsides.
    Noticed when I chenged my fork oil that mine is abot 1/16" below the top. That is with oil drained. I have a 3/16" spacer. So sounds like a 3/4" will work. perfect! thanks

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    I did about the same thing but used 6-8 washers and longer bolts but only raised it about 1/2 -5/8 inch. Looks good and keeps your tire from locking up in the muck.

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    Can we get a pic from a little farther back to get a better perspective?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brock View Post
    Can we get a pic from a little farther back to get a better perspective?
    I'll take one tomorrow when I get it adjusted to where it doesnt hit the tripletrees when bottoming out. I cut the bolts down 1/4 inch and it still taps when I bottom out the forks. I'm trying to get it as high as possible without any contact. Now its at around 11/16in. Will have to snip the springs and cut the bolts again tomorrow.
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