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Offline 2fITy.J

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Steering lock blocks.
« on: November 07, 2013, 04:16:26 PM »
G'day all....been riding H/J's and a few blats on K/L IT's and now have an IT200 front end on my 465. Really disappointed with the amount of steering lock available. Has anyone "trimmed" some metal from the steering lock blocks to gain more turn...if so, anything to watch out for? Besides the obvious of over doing it....

I've knocked so many things over just wheeling the bike about the shed.... :o :o



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Re: Steering lock blocks.
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2013, 10:42:01 PM »
I have a cr front end on a pe of mine it has a stop only to avoid the tank getting damaged in the event of a crash I still have as much movement as I would with out it it just protects my tank my forks just miss it.

If you have excess ability to turn the front end to far think what that can do when your bars cop a knock and the front wheel digs in and over the bars you go.

If it were mine I would trim them but I'd still want the stop to be there just reset to just before the forks hit the tank as long as that isn't excessive.
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Re: Steering lock blocks.
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2013, 10:45:01 PM »
Chris full lock on both sides of mine stop the fork leg just short of the cutaways on both sides of the tank , hack away buddy but don't take to much otherwise you will be welding up again . My only thought is how much is hacking a little bit of really gunna give you in unpowered turning circle ... It have to do a 30 point turn with mine in the shed to turn it around as well so what will you really gain for every mm you remove .

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Re: Steering lock blocks.
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2013, 08:10:04 AM »
Well like I said I have ridden H/J etc which have a much bigger turn to turn lock...haven't been over the bars yet. But I just know I'm gonna get in real strife thinkin' I can turn as I'm used to with the IT200 front end. Gees, some of the sections Drakie lays out you need all the lock you can get....(ie: Stratford)

My 250J has about 25% of the gap between fork/tank as the IT200 front end when fitted.....


My DR650 (fully faired) has a much better turning circle than my IT250...... :o :o




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Re: Steering lock blocks.
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2013, 08:38:27 AM »
465's can be steered with the rear wheel too  ;) 8)

but yeah, have a look how close your 250's forks go to it's tank on full lock and match your 465 to suit.. it will niggle you if you don't fix it.

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Re: Steering lock blocks.
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2013, 08:52:41 AM »
Hehe....well aware of that Leslie.... ;D ....not the best way on loose carpet pieces in the shed though  :D :D

Truth is....I bowled my toolbox over with the front knobby (expecting to well clear it).....toolbox was chockers!


...then I did some measuring.... :o :o




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