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Old 08-20-2008, 07:42 AM   #1
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Cool Fork Extenders?

Anyone have any experience with these, they are for the race bike(06gsxr600) just not sure if they are worth the invesment.

Apparently makes the bike turn in quicker. The problem I also have is the wide range in pricing for these things? Are some better than others, and whats the difference? Thanks in avdance.
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Old 08-20-2008, 08:08 AM   #2
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I'd say about 6 over on a narrow glide to 10 over on a wide glide was about the ideal as long as you stretch the downtubes, otherwise you get that cheap looking tacked on appearance and crummy handling. What you want is the engine to sit as flat as possible without too big a gap between the top of the engine and the bottom of the tanks. 2 inches of stretch with a stock rake on a hardtail frame with 5 gal fatbobs looks about the best IMO, specially with a Pan because you have some glitter at the top of the engine..
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I think you could get away cheapest with slugs.
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Old 08-20-2008, 01:16 PM   #4
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Figured thats the reponse I get.
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Old 08-20-2008, 01:21 PM   #5
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Old 08-20-2008, 01:43 PM   #6
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Moke,

I'll bite: What are you talking about? Something that makes the forks longer, or increases the rake?

Neither will make the bike turn quicker; they'll actually slow the steering.
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Old 08-20-2008, 01:45 PM   #7
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Figured thats the reponse I get.
It was a puzzling question. Even I know if you want a quicker turn in you RAISE the forks in the trees. That's the opposite of putting on fork extensions. That, and some of your other posts, make me wonder what kind of rider you are.
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Old 08-20-2008, 03:19 PM   #8
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It was a puzzling question. Even I know if you want a quicker turn in you RAISE the forks in the trees. That's the opposite of putting on fork extensions. That, and some of your other posts, make me wonder what kind of rider you are.
Obviously lowering the bike makes it steer quicker, and the opposite would make it more stable in the staights.
Which is why Iam asking?


Since apparently no one has heard of these fork extenders they are fairly common suspension trick used on the Suzukis. I wonder if any of you riders are even up on new set ups that pretty much the whole paddock AMACCS/WERA have been using for about a year. Does anyone do trackdays or race? Then you might know what Iam even talking about.

So no need to question what kind of rider I'am, maybe your just out of the loop on "present" set ups for race bikes. Do you ride a current sport bike? If not maybe thats why this sounds weird to you.



P.S.You are supposed to raise the rear along with raising the front which probly answers your question on lowering the front end.
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Old 08-20-2008, 03:21 PM   #9
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Figured thats the reponse I get.
C'mon Moke, you've been around here long enough to figure out the response pattern: 80% BS humor and/or political rants (is there a difference?), 15% serious, and 5% LongRide ripping somebody a new one. I'm just pissed because I got beat to the eating joke.
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Old 08-20-2008, 03:26 PM   #10
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Moke,

I'll bite: What are you talking about? Something that makes the forks longer, or increases the rake?

Neither will make the bike turn quicker; they'll actually slow the steering.
These are from Ohlins also GPsuspension makes them aswell.
They are different, longer fork tube caps that allow you to lower the fork in the triples, raising the front end.
Also you'd be raising the rear with a shim. Kind of like raising rear ride height with shims on a shock that doesnt have adjustable rear ride height. I'll post up a pic when Iam home.
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