Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Springfield, VA, USA
My Multistrada ride height adjustor seized, which apparently is not that uncommon.
I replaced it with one made with aerospace grade fittings made by Aurora aircraft fittings.....Fast By Ferracci has badged it and spec'd for various models. There is one for sale on Ebay from a guy in PA. Description: "Ducati Ride Height Adjuster kit- Fast By Ferracci F96580"
I bought mine from him also, and though it does claim it will fit various models, it was too long for my multistrada to maintain a decent ride height on my 2007 Multistrada 1100S. So I had it cut down on a lathe about 10mm on each end and it fits great now.
It is smooth as butter for adjusting and then you simply tighten it down to lock in the correct height.
Attached photo is prior to having it slightly cut down side by side with the original and with the bushings mounted on the new one.
To remove, I had my bike on my center stand, rear tire off and I secured the rear swingarm with a tie down to keep everything in place while I removed the bolt through the swingarm, similar to #11 on your schematic, but the multistrada swingarm is a little different. Be careful not to drop the bolt into the swingarm if that's possible with your tube style single sided swingarm. I've heard that is a b!tch to get out of it's dropped in there.
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