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How do I shorten my forks

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I have the bike sitting where I want, but to do so, the fork tubes are pushed through the triple trees by about 8 inches (I've not actually measured). I know people machine forks, but I'm not sure where to start. Maybe I just replace them with new shorter forks that fit these trees. Any advice, links, etc
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Possibly the logic of the fsm groove alignment spec is that it permits fine tuning the steering BOTH up and down. Raising the bridge rakes the steering a little improving the cruising stability, lowering the bridge quickens the steering and makes it a little more aggressive or sporty. The front and rear shocks, the rear brake pedal, the handlebars and even the clutch engagement permit fine tuning as well. Even though the fsm likely gives “a starting point” specification.
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