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    Ride height

    Hi

    I just got my HP4 on Friday. It seems slightly lower at the back than my '13 RR was, the handbook says the ride height is adjustable - is this doable by myself?
    And is the handling affected by the ride height? I'm a short arse but I think even I could go a bit higher if the handling is affected.

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    Re: Ride height

    not sure about hp4 but the standard ones have an eccentric top mount which you can flip with a torx key in not very long oh need to use an abba stand or similar to take the weight
    Last edited by mike g; 30th June 2019 at 07:29 PM. Reason: extra
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    Re: Ride height

    I got some spare spacers with the bike, guessing they raise it but I don’t have a stand to support the weight.
    Does it make a real difference to the handling? If not I’ll leave it low.

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    Re: Ride height

    depends what you like - it's not spacers - the "nut" is "oval" so you have 2 positions to chose from raises about 10mm easy to do but not if you don't have abba or similar - suppose droping the forks would give similar effect but tricky without stand unless you do one at a time
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    Re: Ride height

    thanks, I suppose I'll leave it for now then. I could change the ride height on my MV without any stands, this sounds a bit much without a stand.

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    Ride height

    My understanding is that Gen 1-3 RRs have always been quite front heavy and therefore are best setup as flat as possible
    Last edited by Oli; 1st July 2019 at 03:26 PM.

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    Re: Ride height

    HP4 came with shims the normal bikes didn't.

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