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Good day everyone

Please i would like to know if it is mandatory or optional to change the fork tube lenght, if i buy a raked cup neck 3 degree on a 2005 XL 1200c

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Good day everyone

Please i would like to know if it is mandatory or optional to change the for tube lens, if i buy a raked cup neck 3 degree on a 2005 XL 1200c

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"for tube lens"
What is this?
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Excuse me i mean Fork tube lenght
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I installed the 3 degree cups on my bike and used the same tubes. I actually have 1inch lowering springs in the tubes for a slammed look. My rear is lowered too.
You will have no issues with the stock lenght tubes. I can send you pics if you like.
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I installed the 3 degree cups on my bike and used the same tubes. I actually have 1inch lowering springs in the tubes for a slammed look. My rear is lowered too.
You will have no issues with the stock lenght tubes. I can send you pics if you like.


Thanks for the answer i will fit it with the stock tubes
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Got a pic of the rake? I would like to see that....
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Got a pic of the rake? I would like to see that....
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how do you get the cups inline with the frame and neck to keep the front end true?
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how do you get the cups inline with the frame and neck to keep the front end true?
That's a good point....something that's been missed in every discussion of raked cups
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i just know that from cutting up a few frames that it only takes a couple degrees to throw off the frontend. 2degrees off at the neck may be an inch by the time the tire hits the ground.
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