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Anyone able to give me the length of the metal spacer tubes that sit on top of the fork springs please. 1998 carb if it makes a difference :thumb:
 

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Anyone able to give me the length of the metal spacer tubes that sit on top of the fork springs please. 1998 carb if it makes a difference :thumb:
Yes but not at the moment it's 5am and I haven't got into the garage yet ............. later. :smilebig:
 

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Measured some from carbies and some from inj and they all appear to be 200mm.

Can i ask why you need the measurement? There is a reason for that question
so that the static sag can be adjusted I suspect. If you add pre-load adjusters you need to cut the spacers down a tad to get the sag into range.
 

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I have the straight bar conversion and bandit 1200 pre-load adjusters. As Duck says, I have cut the spacers down. I am thinking of going back to standard bars and risers so will need to go back to full length spacers.

The straight bars are the best thing I have done to the bike, comfort and handling wise, but the big downside is the loss of wind protection by sitting bolt-upright. Being 6'5" doesn't help either.
 

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So you're removing the preload adjusters?
I have the straight bar conversion and bandit 1200 pre-load adjusters. As Duck says, I have cut the spacers down. I am thinking of going back to standard bars and risers so will need to go back to full length spacers.

The straight bars are the best thing I have done to the bike, comfort and handling wise, but the big downside is the loss of wind protection by sitting bolt-upright. Being 6'5" doesn't help either.
 

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Hi Woodwizard, would it be a good time to measure the suspension sag and work out the correct length (i.e. preload) using any sort of tube (pvc) and then cut the right length tube for you so you have the correct set up?
They don't work with bar risers unfortunately. You can buy the ones that do work with the Jaws risers.

I might take you up on that Ade, thanks. Will see if I have anything suitable kicking around the shed first.
 
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