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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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Hey! Got a bit of first hand info here for ya if you want it...

I used to have the forks of my gl500 poking out by 1'4 inches because it look way cooler
ONE FOOT and FOUR Inches? I want to see that >.<
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murryf vs fsm :)

My CX650 and CB750 are flush, I'm curious what's with the CX500s. All of them I've seen are flush, I wonder if people over the years just put them flush because almost all bikes are.
Every CX500 set I see on ebay has a short (high?) mark like these. I suppose it's irrelevant but it'd be neat to know which models had which marks and why @sacruickshank has such a low mark

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I don't recall seeing one on my 500 turbo forks or the 650s.
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Seems the lower line only belongs to the GL500 series then, none of the GL650 forks I see have that line. Kinda weird.
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