- Oct 4, 2013
Thanks for the info Rob, and thanks for your prompt and clear email coms with me on the clonk topic.
It's a strange photo angle. I estimated that I was about one length of my trusty allen wrench -8mm clearance BEFORE adjustment and about one length of the wrench + 5mm clearance AFTER. When I put my allen wrench against the fork sliders the 'o' ring on the slider is about one length of my allen wrench +5mm down. So I deduce that to date the furthest my forks have compressed is one allen wrench +5mm so I should be okUnless it’s just a strange angle at which you’ve taken the picture, that does still look like there is not enough clearence for the avalaible fork travel to me...
I did think about 'encouraging' the brackets to bend down a little but they are thick steel and would need a good whack with a heavy hammer..... err I mean finding a tool for the job .... but I would need to remove the front end to get a good swing on it .... err I mean for 'the appropriate tool to get access'If you look at Mark (mx) frame brackets you’ll see that they are unfortunately at an angle which greatly exacerbates he issue. Hence his solution.
Interesting, maybe I missed it but I just noticed you have a stone screen in front of your oil cooler. Is that factory?Shortening hoses helped but not 100% so went with a home made cover/bracket which I could then cable tie back to the frame. I had forgotten all about it since installing so it must be working
Home made. My cooler had all sorts of critters between the fins from one Summer's use, some of them hit hard enough to distort the cooling fins.... so I cleaned, straightened the bent over fins (they are so, so, delicate) and added the fly swatInteresting, maybe I missed it but I just noticed you have a stone screen in front of your oil cooler. Is that factory?