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

    So for a long time my riding pals have been telling me how different the bike is with R6 forks. Words like 'more planted in the corners', 'the best mod ever for the FZ6', and stuff like that. I figured they were better, but as time passed I wondered if my expectations had grown bigger than what the mod would deliver. NOT!

    I just finished my check ride, and after bedding the brakes and making sure that everything felt buttoned down, I think I took every sweeping on and off ramp on Route 17! The bike feels amazing and they are great.

    They are better than great..... they are SOFA KING GREAT!

    Many thanks to all who have posted about the necessity to do this mod. Thanks to Chris and Joe, who nudged me off the fence, and to Matt for selling such a well maintained set.

    And I will add my voice to those who say that as performance mods go, this is a must do.
    2005 FZ6 - R6 Forks, FZ1 bar, Killernoodle clutch lever, Puig windscreen, Woodcraft sliders, BD43 headlight mod, Watsen LED signals, 2-Wheels levers, SW Motec tank bag, Givi topcase, Galfer SS brake lines, LED pod lights, Hyperlites, Grip Puppies

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

    Official Notice:

    Trepetti has drunk the coolaid 🤣

    Finally.
    2008 FZ6 Cobalt Blue
    R6 forks, R6 Mirrors, MRA Vario windscreen, ThrottleMeister, Shogun frame sliders, SpeedoDRD, Corbin GF&Lady w backrest, R&G FE

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

    Backing out of this thread before I drink the coolaid too.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jesse_sanders View Post
    Backing out of this thread before I drink the coolaid too.

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    Go drink young grasshopper!


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    Now when the back is done, we are talking transformation! No more rocking horse changing your line from variants in road surface!
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    R6 Forks, R1 Rear Shock (revalved), 6 Ignition Advance, S1 CAT free Header, SS Mid-Pipe, 2Bro Exhaust, AIS block off plates, Bazzaz Z-Fi Fuel Controller & Z-AFM Data Logger, Air Box mod, CR10E Plugs, 48-Tooth Rear Sprocket, FZ1 Bars, Spider Grips, Adj levers, Powder Coated -Triple, Bars & Rear Sets, Solid mounted rear-sets w/knurled pegs, Dual Headlight, Tail Tidy, LED Combo Brake & Directionals, LED POD lights & Tinted PUIG Wind Screen!

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    "We call them The Fork People, they always act like they know something we don't. Forkin' smug bastards."


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

    Quote Originally Posted by bricksrheavy View Post
    "We call them The Fork People, they always act like they know something we don't. Forkin' smug bastards."

    You NEVER forget your first fork




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

    But now a serious question. I just returned from my morning ride and i notice that the bike seems more flickable. I didnt take any measurements before i upgraded, but I am wondering if the R6 forks are shorter and thereby reduce the trail. I have the fork tubes flush with the top triple just as the stock ones were.

    Does anyone know if the suspension geometry is changed by the upgrade?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by trepetti View Post
    But now a serious question. I just returned from my morning ride and i notice that the bike seems more flickable. I didnt take any measurements before i upgraded, but I am wondering if the R6 forks are shorter and thereby reduce the trail. I have the fork tubes flush with the top triple just as the stock ones were.

    Does anyone know if the suspension geometry is changed by the upgrade?

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    I don't know but if you tell me what year the r6 forks are I'll look up the length of them.

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

    They are from an 03
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    Re: First ride with the R6 forks on my 05 ------- WOW

    Quote Originally Posted by trepetti View Post
    They are from an 03
    Looks like 43mm diameter and 166mm of travel.

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