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... I'm curious you sound like your not a fan of fork extension but... If I jack the font end up and the tire comes off the ground 2 inches, is this the added fork tube length I need?
I have seen some beautiful choppers and would love to have one to ride. But it is not just the fork extension that I appreciate but the art and science of the whole thing.

I think that some basic geometry would show that if you raise it 2" you will need more than 2" of length, because of the angle of the forks.
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The only real downside for me was keeping the front wheel on the ground shifting gears, if you can call that a downside. Wait it was a FUNSIDE!!

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not a ver good pic but my old 70 with 6 in longer tubes. I had an old tank I put on it for a ride to New Orleans,

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Just a thought, you may be able to find a set of XLS fork tubes.
They are 3" longer according to my service manual anyway.
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Interesting. I have always thought they were 2" longer. Page number for that?
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You may be right Mick, I'll look when I get back in town.
It sticks in my head as 3" when I bent one in 2010.
That was when I found out they were not standard length.
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