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Old 08-23-2018, 02:12 PM   #11
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Re: Raising My Bike

The top of the fork tubes should be flush with the steering stem upper bracket.
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Old 08-23-2018, 03:42 PM   #12
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Thanks for the input guys! I know I know v-twins should not be wheelied , and I am not pulling it more than a a foot off the ground for a few seconds. Low-power wheelies I call them. But besides being a squid at times...

So I took a picture of the forks around the triple clamps... As you can see, the top of the forks extends much higher than the clamps. However, the clip-ons ARE underneath the triple clamps, not above them.

When adjusting to stock, should the clamps and forks be flush at the bottom of the fork cap, as indicated by the blue arrow in the picture?


Regarding the front wheel size, should I order the 120/70ZR17 58W size to gain that extra height. I just ordered the 160/60ZR17 69W for the back to replace along with the suspension adjustments. Will I need a new wheel for the front?

Stock kickstand also on the way.
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Old 08-23-2018, 03:48 PM   #13
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Re: Raising My Bike

To the arrow - yes.

To the front wheel - no.
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Old 08-23-2018, 03:59 PM   #14
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Re: Raising My Bike

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To the arrow - yes.

To the front wheel - no.
"No" to ordering the tire or "No" to requiring a new front wheel?
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Old 08-23-2018, 04:24 PM   #15
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Re: Raising My Bike

120/70 front tire fits fine with no other changes. Stock wheel.

With a 120/70 tire a lot of people run the forks up through the triples a little (although not that much).
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Old 08-23-2018, 05:02 PM   #16
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Re: Raising My Bike

Search for this on Amazon
Soupy's SV650 Raising Link
You can raise the rear end by 2 inches, or lower it by 2 inches, in .1 inch increments WITHOUT jacking the bike up!
By the way, coming down from a wheelie onto the present arrangement is guaranteed to damage fork stem bearings and other important parts.
(edit: the maximum amount the tubes should protrude over the upper clamp is 10-12 mm!)
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