Author Topic: EV Fork Travel Length.  (Read 210 times)

Offline Tom H

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EV Fork Travel Length.
« on: February 24, 2019, 12:28:11 AM »
I'm trying to find the actual for travel length for my 2004 EV Touring with the adjustable forks.

I looked in the manual and there is nothing for the travel. I did find a sales brochure on line that claimed 5 and something inches.

I tried to find out if this was correct by putting a zip tie loosely on the fork and see how much it slid up the fork. Without  going over an Evil Kneivil jump or off a curb or the like, I only measured about 3 inches or so travel. I have ridden it over some pretty rough city streets, but have never gone through the mother of all potholes, try to avoid those.

So, without removing a fork leg and putting it in a press to find the compressed length, does anyone know what it actually is??

Thank you,
Tom
2004 Cali EV Touring
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Re: EV Fork Travel Length.
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2019, 12:38:06 AM »
 Guzzi claimed 5.5 inches , guessing it was a bit optimistic .

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Re: EV Fork Travel Length.
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2019, 01:08:39 AM »
Guzzi claimed 5.5 inches , guessing it was a bit optimistic .

 Dusty

That agrees with the brochure. I'm also thinking it may be over optimistic.

I'm hoping someone has real world experience with the length.  :popcorn:

If this was my loop, I would take a fork spring and compress it until the coils are tight together, I believe this would be the max travel. The EV fork is a bit more complex, at least to me.

Thanks again!
Tom
2004 Cali EV Touring
1972 Eldo
1970 Ambo
1973 R75/5 SWB with Toaster
2007 HD Street Bob
1953 Triumph 6T (one day it will be on the road!)

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Re: EV Fork Travel Length.
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2019, 07:19:33 AM »
 The total travel figure is probably some mythical number based on how far the fork legs can travel up the stanchions before making contact . Just curious , why are you looking for the figure ?

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Re: EV Fork Travel Length.
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2019, 11:24:07 AM »
I'm lowering the bike. I need to know how far I can raise the fork up before it hits the lower triple tree.

I have 12 3/4" shocks on the rear like a Loop. Clearance looks fine for the tire to fender. I adjusted the spring on the proportioning valve to the correct length. I have the top lip of the fork dust seal at just over 5.5" and need to know if I can go a bit more. Hate to pull a fork off, I was hoping someone already knew the length.

Tom
2004 Cali EV Touring
1972 Eldo
1970 Ambo
1973 R75/5 SWB with Toaster
2007 HD Street Bob
1953 Triumph 6T (one day it will be on the road!)

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