How high should dirt bike forks be?

How high should dirt bike forks be?

Generally speaking, most modern bikes tend to like a sag measurement from 100-108mm. We’ve found that for closed course conditions—motocross, grand prix—riders typically like to be on the lower end of that range—105-106mm. In contrast, desert conditions will sometimes require a slightly taller sag—102-104mm.

How do you adjust the height of a dirt bike fork?

It is simple to adjust the front fork height. All you need to do is loosen the triple tree bolts that hold the forks in place and slide the forks either up or down on the triple trees. It will take about 15 minutes to adjust the front fork height and it can be performed trail side with ease.

What does raising the forks in the triple clamps do?

Raising the fork tubes in the triple clamp is a simple adjustment that can help make a motorcycle respond faster to steering input and can lower the motorcycle.

How do you raise the suspension on a dirt bike?

To adjust your sag, you will need a hammer and punch, or a specialty tool offered by the manufacturer. After you loosen the shock spring lockring, turn the spring preload ring to increase or decrease sag. A general rule of thumb is that one complete turn changes the sag by about 3mm.

What is triple clamp offset?

The more offset at the triple clamps, the more the rider will feel the weight of the fork tubes when steering. Although there needs to be some offset at the clamps to give fork clearance for a full turning radius, the less the better to decrease the fork’s moment of inertia.

Who is the tallest motocross rider?

Anyone who has been to major vintage gathering lately, or even a supercross in Indianapolis or the trade show there, has probably spotted former NBA All-Star Rik Smits out and about. He’s probably the world’s tallest motocross rider at 7’4″, and he’s certainly one of the most passionate about the sport.

How can you tell if a triple tree is bent?

Basically you need the old forks out, loosen up the head nut and adjuster nut, line the triples up and see if the new forks go in and line up. Check for peeling paint around the steering neck to see if it got bent into the frame.

Do triple clamps make a difference?

What is a good dirt bike for a 6 foot man?

Dirt Bike Size Chart (cc) vs Dirt Bike Height Chart

5’6” 167 140/150
5’10” 178 250
6 foot 182 450
3-6 years old kids 90-110 50