the top of the upper clamp [top of the triple tree] is where we begin. unscrew the cap at the top. this is where the stock tube ends and where the threading for the 12" extension starts. loosen top and bottom clamp slide the entire fork assembly down to the top of the bottom clamp[[or if you want to bust my stones go a 1/2'' to 3/4'' lower into the bottom clamp] . if you take ruler and measure this distance it is around 10 plus inches. also with a spacer placed inside the stock fork tube of over 1 inch, and with the weight of the bike slightly back, the reality of a 12" over front end becomes a reality not fantasy.
the aluminum used is like a 7017, which has titanium in it. its strong as hell. and it polishes like chrome. and i failed to mention its a lot stronger than the aluminum the stock raider wheels are made of that everyone rides around on, and that goes for the frame and swing arm, as well. yes i will git her done. yes i will post pics for all the riders who can appreciate this mod. my mom used to say 'if you can't say something nice don't asy anything at all'. oops. now let me tell you how i really feel..................just got back from jimmy the polisher/locksmith/assault gun manufacturer/rockstar....and yes , my best friend. he put those extensions on a lathe hit em with a simple paint compound and yes they are as shiny as the forks...you can't tell the difference. i'm going to thanksgiving now to and thank Jesus for my new extensions...i'll talk to you turkeys later. big john