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    Appreciate the reply. The internal modification on the front forks is what I'm really curious about. Could do it easily with longer fork tubes on the stock Judge front end, but I really like inverted forks for more reasons than just the looks.
     
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    Never having seen a lowering link to compare, do we make the link longer or shorter.....my guess is ....longer?
     
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    You make the link shorter
     
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    One thing I’ve learned in the military is to lead from the front 894FBFDE-CAA1-4639-B61A-6C9AABA79B59.jpeg
     
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    What a fantastic photo and a winning attitude!
    and thanks for the info on the shock link
     
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    Help me out on the front forks, the Judge has minimal ground clearance and my '13 has mid controls, just begging for more ground clearance. Just scored a dual disc front end off a X bike complete with calipers. Might have to change fork stem, but that's easy.
    The rake on the Judge is 31.7, The CR is 29 pretty sure that's in the frame not the trees. Wouldn't mind having a little less rake angle for what I want the bike to do.
     
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    Really would like to see the faces of some of the rice guys when you call on all that low end torque coming out of the corners.
     
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    The stem on the XC and your Judge should be the same. I’ve never bolted those touring trees to a steel frame bike, but only one way to find out! I remember looking at it a few years back and something stopped me from doing it. Thought the trees hit the frame too early

    if they don’t work for you I do have some lengthened front forks that came off a Highball…same as your Judge
     
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    The X bike forks are set back behind the stem of the triple trees.
     
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    X bike forks are much shorter
    Amazing hey!
    I've measured both side by side
     
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    You just need lengthen your forks internally. You don’t need need longer fork tubes. You need longer fork cartridges.
     
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    Aha! Off to Race tech or Traxxion to see what it's going to take.
    Thanks, appreciate the info more than you can imagine.
    jimstang probably came up with the reason you didn't use the X forks. Figured I'd try flipping the trees around or picking up a set of Hammer trees.
    How much clearance did you gain? I'd be thrilled to get 2" more.
     
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    Any way this shakes out on the dual disc forks Is okay, got these for a song. The calipers alone are worth more than l paid for all of it.
    ups gave me the answer l need to get this done.
     
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    I would call Dan at Traxxion, he will set you up. Tell him I sent you (Kevin Burnett) and he should be able to give you the specs. Pretty sure they are lengthened 60mm. Just don’t get them with the race valving that I have….way too stiff for the street!
     
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    Yep, I've used them before on some of my old tube frame Buell forks. I live in the desert smooth asphalt, hills and curves, planning on this one being a Sunday hot rod. Appreciate the advice and help.
    I'll let Dan sort out the settings as long as the tire stays on the pavement that's all I want.
    60mm will give me just what I'm after, got my friend Tim at RNC racing in Pomerene AZ working on the shock link, going for 35mm.
    Swapping out the 60 spoke wheels on the CR for cast wheels,(hate inner tubes), I think the rear will work on the Judge with either minor work or direct swap.
     
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