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    New question here. Max fork size on stinky dee lux 2004

    Hello to all.
    My quastion is what is the max fork size (travel) i can put on my
    Stinky dee lux 2004 without having problems with the warranty.
    or breaking the frame?
    10x in advanced
    YoSafe.

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    As big as you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YoSafe
    Hello to all.
    My quastion is what is the max fork size (travel) i can put on my
    Stinky dee lux 2004 without having problems with the warranty.
    or breaking the frame?
    10x in advanced
    YoSafe.
    Im 99,99pct sure that Kona says max 170mm on the Stinkys , check the tech pages on konaworld , its in there somewhere.
    Personally I think its nonsense to say max xxx travel , if Kona and other manufactures want to set a limit they ought to give a max Axel-Crown lenght , as thats what determines the leverage. Theres alot of diff. in A-C btwn the different 170mm forks out there , ie a 170mm 66 or 888 is longer than a 190mm Shiver A-C.
    I briefly rode a Medium 2003 Stab with a 200mm 888 and that was fine handlingwise , I dont think it was any slacker than say a 05 Supreme.
    Cheers

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    Thanks for your help

    I recently spoke to my local kona dealer and he sayd that a 180mm is the max fork travel size i can put on my stinky dee lux without avoiding the warranty.
    i know some frinds with the same bike as mine that have a marzocchi monster 200mm on it and it works well and they go wild with it, 3m to 5m drops etc...
    i just whant to make sore im not going to brake the frame by changing the angle from puting on a longer travel fork.
    i dont think i need the monster on them for now but im thinking to change the lame JT which i cange the oil in it from 7.5w to 20w and gut it to have a slower rebound and its working great now,and befor ill go spend the $$$ on a new 888 im also thinking to change the springs in it to a stronger once to make it a bit more stiff befor i get the 888 on them.
    once again 10x for your advice, and let me know hat you think
    YoSafe

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    I've never seen anywhere that said you can't go over 180mm forks.

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    If I remember rightly, It says somewhere that Dual crown forks are OK but massive travel downhill forks aren't. There wasn't any mention of actual size. I'll have to see if I can find where I read it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobV
    If I remember rightly, It says somewhere that Dual crown forks are OK but massive travel downhill forks aren't. There wasn't any mention of actual size. I'll have to see if I can find where I read it.
    From www.kona.dk

    2003 tech info says max 170mm forks , Db crowns OK
    2004 tech info just say Db crown forks OK , no mentioning of max travel or A-C lenght.

    Cheers

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