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So I have a 2004 Speedy.

I changed the rear shocks to 11.5 progressives 2 months ago
I discussed this with Mavericks triumph specialists in the UK, they recommended if I found the front end too high and twitchy, to drop the forks through the yokes by 10mm or change to lowered progressive fork springs, I did the former.

This made a positive difference and balanced the bike back to how it was.

Now I have just changed both tyres to new whitewalls by Maxxis, the weather has been too wet to take her out yet, but I can tell by the stance things are off again - the front maxxis is 120/90 R18, the stock tyre was 110/80 R18's.

Maxxis told me this would make approx a 2cm increase in front end height, and I have had to raise the front fender by approx 2cm, so spot on.

So in summary, the back end dropped by 2cm, and I got 1cm back level via the forks through the yokes, but now I have gained another 2cm back in the front.

So the front end is up 3cm net so far- do I go back to looking at lowered fork springs, or can I drop the forks again say by another 1-1.5 cm??



 

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The white walls look good with your setup. Have no experience but have read in the forums about raising the forks 10-15mm. Don't know about the structural demands but that is the most amount of change I've seen suggested. As raising the rear would would bring the seat up, reduced travel in the forks (changing the springs) sounds like the best compromise.
 
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