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On mine I purchase a rear spring for my weight and I bought an aluminum spring platform (Ohlins term) replace the fiberglass one Ducati had put on the shock. That really makes changes in the ride height easier. You may have to remove a section of the exhaust to help you get in there to loosen the spring platforms.

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On mine I purchase a rear spring for my weight and I bought an aluminum spring platform (Ohlins term) replace the fiberglass one Ducati had put on the shock. That really makes changes in the ride height easier.
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Did a day of Eifel( germany, near the nurburgring, really nice twisties) and the bike felt perfect. I put new Pilot Powers on today, 180/55. When I looked at my previous tires I noticed they were 190/55. Now I have no more chicken strips left, and better yet, the wear on the tires was absolutely spot on, front and rear.

My friend with an '07 R1 has more troubles with his rear tire it seems, as the tire is showing some significant wear( we rode at the same pace). So, is this is a cheap front fork fix? For 180 euro's, it sure as hell beats any other mods for the Hyper
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since this thread seems to be active on this subject, can anyone answer my question here please?: https://www.ducati.ms/forums/92-hyper...td-s-bike.html
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I am very interested in this topic, as I was really not impressed by how the HM 796 2010 perform on the front fork. I told the dealer, if they can adjust the front fork - make it harder, I will buy the bike. They accepted and said they might be able to change the oil and replace the spring. The adjustment will be free.

I then bought it.

When I asked them to do the adjustment, they said only the oil can be done, but not much help to the harshness, while replacing the spring is same as replacing the whole fork that worth some $K because it is not adjustable. They refused to do the spring.

Dodgy dealer? or that is truth? I am not happy with that!!

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I am very interested in this topic, as I was really not impressed by how the HM 796 2010 perform on the front fork. I told the dealer, if they can adjust the front fork - make it harder, I will buy the bike. They accepted and said they might be able to change the oil and replace the spring. The adjustment will be free.

I then bought it.

When I asked them to do the adjustment, they said only the oil can be done, but not much help to the harshness, while replacing the spring is same as replacing the whole fork that worth some $K because it is not adjustable. They refused to do the spring.

Dodgy dealer? or that is truth? I am not happy with that!!
Dodgy dealer? YES

Is that the truth? NO (springs can be had for as little as $150 and fit the stock forks)

I'm not happy with that!! YOU SHOULDN'T BE. THE DEALER LIED TO YOU.

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Did a day of Eifel( germany, near the nurburgring, really nice twisties) and the bike felt perfect. I put new Pilot Powers on today, 180/55. When I looked at my previous tires I noticed they were 190/55. Now I have no more chicken strips left, and better yet, the wear on the tires was absolutely spot on, front and rear.

My friend with an '07 R1 has more troubles with his rear tire it seems, as the tire is showing some significant wear( we rode at the same pace). So, is this is a cheap front fork fix? For 180 euro's, it sure as hell beats any other mods for the Hyper
What settings are you using as far as Sag number and geometry?
Basically how much did you raise or lower the rear?
Are ur forks flush with the triple tree of somewhat dropped?

Reason I ask is because ive been reading around and it seems that most people are running the forks flush and the rear jacked up somewhat.
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What settings are you using as far as Sag number and geometry?
Basically how much did you raise or lower the rear?
Are ur forks flush with the triple tree of somewhat dropped?

Reason I ask is because ive been reading around and it seems that most people are running the forks flush and the rear jacked up somewhat.
Wondering the same, can you give some numbers please?

Front fork measurement floor to lower triple clamp. Rear measurement floor to subframe maybe? Or choose a different spot, just so we have a way to compare.
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Wondering the same, can you give some numbers please?

Front fork measurement floor to lower triple clamp. Rear measurement floor to subframe maybe? Or choose a different spot, just so we have a way to compare.
Yeah every bike out there seems to have a secret set up. On my GSXR I had to a 5mm spacer on the rear and forks flush, some AMA guys also run fork cap extenders on them to lower the forks even more, this is why I say secret.
What I have read so faron the Hyper is that forks are flush and rear adj up 5mm.
I even saw a guy from Germany (some race dude) with his forks a bit below the triple but didnt state anything on the rear.
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Dodgy dealer? YES

Is that the truth? NO (springs can be had for as little as $150 and fit the stock forks)

I'm not happy with that!! YOU SHOULDN'T BE. THE DEALER LIED TO YOU.

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