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    Re: First ride with the R6 forks on my 05 ------- WOW

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    Looks like 43mm diameter and 166mm long

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    Thanks @jesse_sanders. Where are you looking that up? I'd like to know the length of the stock 05 FZ6 fork as well.

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    Re: First ride with the R6 forks on my 05 ------- WOW

    Quote Originally Posted by trepetti View Post
    Thanks @jesse_sanders. Where are you looking that up? I'd like to know the length of the stock 05 FZ6 fork as well.

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    Edited my original post, I'm American so metric measurements are meaningless to me. Let me keep digging.

    Sorry about the bad information.

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    Re: First ride with the R6 forks on my 05 ------- WOW

    IIRC they are 12mm shorter.
    That said mine are raised 6 or 8mm above the triple and it is very flickable.
    I've never had stability issues at speed and I know I had them at 12mm for a while but think I settled on 8.

    SAG is like 12/32mm / rear 10/29mm and I'm 185lbs w out gear. The bike is compliant, flickable, and very predictable!
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    Re: First ride with the R6 forks on my 05 ------- WOW

    Just found the thread on SBN that shows 7/16 shorter for the R6. That jives with the 12mm difference.

    So assuming no big change in sag, i just dropped the nose almost 1/2 inch. That explains the new found agility!

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    Re: First ride with the R6 forks on my 05 ------- WOW

    Oh, yeah - forgot about the slightly shorter front.

    I also forgot to tell you about the built-in radar invisibility cloak. That feature can be quite useful.

    But on a slightly more serious note,..

    There's a new group called "Fork People" (thank you "bricks" - yes we are smug).

    You can join Groups by going to your profile, then scrolling down to find the Groups listing on the left panel. Once there you can filter for "Hobbies, etc." and maybe you can search.

    If you have made the mod or if you want to, enter the request and we'll approve it! Then you too can be a smug baahstid.
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