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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:15 am 
Old School Hero

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Hi all.

I have a set of last years domains and need/want to lower the ride height from 180 to maybe 140. Now one option is to hack the spring down with a saw and fit some bushes under the top out spring but I'd rather do it different.
So... does any one know if any of the other r/shock inners will fit the left leg and drop the ride height to something more in line with what I want? Any ideas will be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks

J


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:06 pm 
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I dont know about the fork specifically but if your going to 140 you will be carrying extra weight for no real reason unless of course you really need the strength.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:33 am 
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Hey cyfa. Yeah I know I'm carrying extra weight, but the main reasons for not wanting to change the forks are:
a) they looks so nice ( they still haven't done more than one mile since new!).
b) they where essentially a gift and so the idea of replacing them/swapping them is something I'm not happy with (ethics and all that).
c) I'd like some marz' super-t's, but finding a set of them in silver with silver stantions (I forget what year, maybe 2003?) is very difficult. They had 170mm travel but have a much lower ride height.
d) the bike they are on ( a full bounce) I'm running a slightly shorter shock (5mm less i2i) than what it should have so that makes the front naturally more slack than it would be.
e) probably most importantly, I don't have any spare money at the moment so having to make do with what I have.

Think I'll end up having to do some improvised surgery on the internals to get them lower.

Safe trails


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:58 pm 
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short of chopping the spring and adding spacers the only other RS forks with the similar chassis size, and spring diameters are Lyriks, whihc were also 160mm+ forks.

but....

Domains did/do come in a u-turn variant with adjustable travel between about 110 and 160mm I think...

you could look for the u-turn inners and they should be a drop in replacement on the spring leg.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:06 pm 
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Yeah domain u turn and also lyrik have a u turn?


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