What is the proper way of lowering EBR Forks?

I need some help lowering EBR forks : where to cut and how much to cut.

Tubes had total of 6 oz oil.

After lowering them, how much oil and what grade oil I should be using?

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Re: What is the proper way of lowering EBR Forks?

These are the long version : 28,25 ''

I like to lower them around 21-22''

Re: What is the proper way of lowering EBR Forks?

Consider simply using the triple tree to adjust height , until you can find shorter tubes .

In other words , slip the tubes higher in the tree and then clamp .

Re: What is the proper way of lowering EBR Forks?

The easiest way to lower them is to cut down the big spring and add a spacer behind the rebound spring but to will lose travel, works for adapting dirtbike forks with tons of travel but not so good on short travel street forks.

Otherwise you gotta cut the tube down which requires a lathe to rethread the end

Re: What is the proper way of lowering EBR Forks?

> Graham Motzing Wrote:

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> The easiest way to lower them is to cut down the big spring and add a

> spacer behind the rebound spring but to will lose travel, works for

> adapting dirtbike forks with tons of travel but not so good on short

> travel street forks.

>

> Otherwise you gotta cut the tube down which requires a lathe to rethread

> the end

I just watched a YouTube video of a machinist cutting and rethreading some ts185(?) forks and it looked like a lot of work to lower forks 1 1/4". Must've cost the customer a bunch of money.

Re: What is the proper way of lowering EBR Forks?

I can cut the tubes, that part is not a problem. After cutting the main spring, do i need to add the cutted spring on the top of the 1 inch spring, which us located at the bottom.

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Re: What is the proper way of lowering EBR Forks?

After you shorten the tube you can just cut the spring down, leaving it a bit longer for some pre load

Re: What is the proper way of lowering EBR Forks?

Don't cut them, sell me those and get the shorter version

Re: What is the proper way of lowering EBR Forks?

If you can't find specs for those forks I would add a bit more oil than you took out because there would have been a small amount still remaining on everything.

Depending on how they feel after you reassemble them you can try different oils to fine tune them or add spacers under the cap to preload them.

The Paioli forks I shortened were super soft with the stock 7.5wt oil in them so I put 15 wt. and they feel pretty good now.

I was afraid they would bottom out with about 4" less travel than they had originally

Re: What is the proper way of lowering EBR Forks?

> Graham Motzing Wrote:

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> After you shorten the tube you can just cut the spring down, leaving it

> a bit longer for some pre load

100% yes! I did it on dirtbike forks and on my Harley works awesome.

But I would swap them with someone if they need longer ones first! (edited)

Re: What is the proper way of lowering EBR Forks?

I will do that

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