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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-05-2012, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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I want to go with a 23 inch wheel, but I don't want to rake it any. Can this be done?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-05-2012, 11:06 PM
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I just bought a 23 for my hammer, will fit no problem and I'm not raking it. The guard is a different story!

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Thats going to really upset the handeling of the bike.

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Without knowiing what you ride the best suggestion I can make is reading KevinX's thread on his XC with a 21" and a rake. After reading you may find the you're going to need to rake it if you want to go that big.

https://www.victoryforums.com/showthr...highlight=rake

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You dont list what bike you ride so the answer is not as easy as yep it will screw you up... I am guessing a JP.

Plenty of people do it and if you understad the the pros and cons you can make an educated decesion.

If you go to a 23 you are raising the front of your bike up. This is going to make the bike heavier in turns and if you know this and you are ok then yes you can do it, if it fits under your fender.

You can bring the rake back to level by pushing it out thus lowering your bike or by shorting the front suspesion. By using a tighter turned spring and heavier fluid you can keep the the bike from bottoming out. This shortens the over all length thus bringing you back closer to the OG rake.

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