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Offline Sorelegs11

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Re: XT500, de rake? Better turning?
« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2019, 03:06:38 PM »
As said earlier just move the forks in the triples, I have a 77 and it handles great on dirt track.
 Also have a couple of 77 dt's, 250 has the original fork and the 400 has the leading axle forks and are totaly different animals in the handling dep.
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Re: XT500, de rake? Better turning?
« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2019, 11:28:27 PM »
Geoff have you ever de raked a XT/TT500?


Don't forget that the later XT/TT models that have less offset in the triples is because they are leading axle forks so it is quite a large change

No, the sort of job I avoid because it gets messy with the oil tank in frame so its hard to do a neat job of it.
I have re raked frames of other models a few times to put them back to normal though!
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Re: XT500, de rake? Better turning?
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2019, 09:51:53 AM »
Im not to concerned about original look and value. I always though they look like a chopper when you put long travel on them with the standard rake.


I de raked a TT500 frame years ago 27deg it turned better but it lost it original look and value.
The Flat track TT500 bikes in the USA are all de raked 25-26deg but this isn’t mx riding .

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Re: XT500, de rake? Better turning?
« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2019, 12:41:31 PM »
How far are we talking on the fork drop? Im guna have a play this weekend.

As said earlier just move the forks in the triples, I have a 77 and it handles great on dirt track.
 Also have a couple of 77 dt's, 250 has the original fork and the 400 has the leading axle forks and are totaly different animals in the handling dep.

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Re: XT500, de rake? Better turning?
« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2019, 06:27:31 PM »
The limit on how far you slide them up is when something hits something else when the forks compress. It's always a good idea to take the springs out to make sure there is clearance before you go for a ride.
25 mm makes a big difference to the steering.
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