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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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I just found this,
well, that didn't help as it only reviewed cutting the internals, not the actual fork tube.

edit: this video is actually what I needed. No tube cutting, just the internals.
Well, I learned a lot since posting this thread this morning. I guess it's not cutting the tubes, it's having the tubes sit deeper into the forks. I need to alter internals, springs and spacers.
I think I already knew this but forgot.
I simply love this site, thank you all for your comments. I will head the advice Ptelpri91, truly.

I guess I need to figure out how to get the look I want, even if compromising the ride a bit, but certainly without being unsafe to ride.
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