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Cable tie on fork leg
on: September 20, 2020, 03:14:30 PM
Hi another strange question for you all. Has anyone got a cable tie around there fork leg ? to check travel.  if you do can you post a picture of it for me. i have one on mine (was on the bike when i got it) it ends up about 10 mm from the bottom under heavy braking is this normal ?

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Re: Cable tie on fork leg
Reply #1 on: September 20, 2020, 03:50:05 PM
not sure if this is helpful with your application but my mech put one on for me recently so I can dial in the travel.  I weigh 218kg (260lbs) and installed 9.5kg Wilbers fork springs and as you can see I have plenty room left.  when I had the stock setup I had very little. https://images.s1000r.co.uk/A8120AF6-455C-4900-B7EC-D20812331DE1.jpg
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Re: Cable tie on fork leg
Reply #2 on: September 20, 2020, 06:21:18 PM
I have one on mine and am using all the travel without noticeably bottoming the forks out.

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Re: Cable tie on fork leg
Reply #3 on: September 20, 2020, 07:21:20 PM
yes i have the same. have you ever adjusted the black adjuster on the fork ? mine makes a soft grinding noise when turned clockwise.   thanks MA413 that is a lot less travel than i get
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Re: Cable tie on fork leg
Reply #4 on: September 21, 2020, 06:14:44 PM
Sounds about right and near the limit (mine hits about there too under extreme track braking). If you not bottoming it's all good.
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Re: Cable tie on fork leg
Reply #5 on: September 21, 2020, 06:18:12 PM
*Originally Posted by MA413 [+]
not sure if this is helpful with your application but my mech put one on for me recently so I can dial in the travel.  I weigh 218kg (260lbs) and installed 9.5kg Wilbers fork springs and as you can see I have plenty room left.  when I had the stock setup I had very little. https://images.s1000r.co.uk/A8120AF6-455C-4900-B7EC-D20812331DE1.jpg

Is the cable tie position just after a slow amble down to the shops and back? Or after a proper ride?

If its the latter I'd say that you need to have a look at your suspension settings, youre definitely not using all the travel that you should be.

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Re: Cable tie on fork leg
Reply #6 on: September 21, 2020, 06:29:55 PM
Sounds about right and near the limit (mine hits about there too under extreme track braking). If you not bottoming it's all good.
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Re: Cable tie on fork leg
Reply #7 on: September 21, 2020, 06:32:46 PM
*Originally Posted by Airsafari87 [+]
Is the cable tie position just after a slow amble down to the shops and back? Or after a proper ride?

If its the latter I'd say that you need to have a look at your suspension settings, youre definitely not using all the travel that you should be.

That photo above was a reference for the OP and that shot was prior to my track day.   All is good now as I didnít have forks adjusted properly. I have roughly 10mm remaining without bottoming out. I can live with that.
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Re: Cable tie on fork leg
Reply #8 on: September 21, 2020, 07:48:28 PM
thanks everyone for all your feed back

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Re: Cable tie on fork leg
Reply #9 on: September 24, 2020, 01:29:42 PM
I just had my forks and shock changed to wilbers

Used to bottom out travel on road rides (I weigh 120kg) but have since changed to stiffer Wilbers springs up front and a new shock.  Now I come about 30mm from bottoming out forks and ike is transformed.  Still bottom out on track but that's to be expected, it's not a track setup.