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mele
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 20:41 pm    Post subject: Raising the XT Reply with quote

Hello everyone!

I saw a raiser for the back on off.the.road.de the other day which lifts the back end 3 cm. Does anyone know if it is also possible to lift the front? I'm 1.93 m and would love to sit a couple of inches higher. Cheers.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 20:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello mele and welcome, I know someone has lowered the XT but at the moment he is not on the forum as he does like to tinker...

As soon as I can I will send him an email and ask him to post the details of how he lowered his XT. As the way I see it is, if you can lower it you can raise it....
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 21:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Raising the XT Reply with quote

mele wrote:
Hello everyone!

I saw a raiser for the back on off.the.road.de the other day which lifts the back end 3 cm. Does anyone know if it is also possible to lift the front? I'm 1.93 m and would love to sit a couple of inches higher. Cheers.


The only way i know how to raise the front is 1st gear lots of revs,the front comes up nicely. Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 21:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2006 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only way I can see to raise the front would be stiffer springs or put a short ie 3" piece of tube on top of your current springs, I lowered the back of mine using longer bones cos I'm a short a*s.
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madcow
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2006 19:26 pm    Post subject: lifting the front ! Reply with quote

Not sure there's an easy answer to this one, have made extended fork tops before but never liked em ( they were for Ha***y riders- not known for jumping bridges etc) the only way is to make a stepped top yoke to lower the forks.
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mele
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2006 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the advice. I will first put in some new aftermarket springs in the front fork and see how that goes. I think that could make some difference because when I sit on the bike the front fork goes in quite a bit compared to it standing on its side standard.
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