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I own a hyperstrada 939 2016; however registered in Japan as a 2017. I'm having problems with ground clearance because the bike is too low for the kind of riding that I do. I have removed the center stand but that did not help much. I have broken two shift levers and one rear brake pedal even after modifying my riding style to fit this motorcycle. I have come to the conclusion that it is in my best interest to increase the height and the ground clearance of the bike.


I ride very spirited in the track and in the canyons, however, the bikes’ suspension is not helping me because of the quality the kayaba forks and also because the motorcycle ground clearance is too low. So before I start spending any amount of money on fixing this ground clearance problem, I need help and advise.


I understand that the front forks on the hypermotard are 170mm compared to the hyperstrada's 130mm;however, the only difference between the two is the suspension's inner tube because both main cylinders are 43 mm.


Since the difference in suspension between the hypermotard and the hyperstrada is a suspension inner tube, do you guys know where I can purchase a used inner tube or where can I have those tubes made for a reasonable price. I have contacted Ducati here in Japan and the cost for a the suspension tube is about $700 each and that is too much money. To add insult to injury, Kayaba, the company that makes the suspension for the hypermotard and the hyperstrada ,is here in Japan, however, they cannot sell me the parts that I need to increase the bikes height because of the contract between Ducati and the company.


Online I have seen couple of used hypermotard 821 and 939 front forks for about 900 to $1,000 but since I am planning to buy the inner cartridges from andreani or nitron, the entire move will cost me about $2,000 which is a bit too much for a kayaba ensemble.

Does anybody have or know of anyone selling hypermotard front fork suspension for $350 or less?


Regarding the rear shock, I could buy a used hypermotard shock then change the spring but that path will cost me over $600 and the aftermarket rear shock suspensions, the simple ones at least, begin at $650 and so on.


Please, any help, suggestion or idea is most welcome. I am confused and stuck and I need help finding a solution.
 

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You might try a set of rear sets. I have a 2015 Hypermotard SP and broke the shift nub off of the shift lever on the curbing at a track day. I put the Woodcraft rear sets on and that solved the problem. The Woodcraft rear sets place the foot peg over the swing arm pivot with an eccentric adjuster to fine tune the peg position. They list them for the Hypermotard, but I expect they would fit the Hyperstrada as well, might be worth checking with them to see.
 

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I appreciate the suggestion. I have changed the pegs and pedals for light tech rearsets, however, I will change them to gecko racing rearsets for a bit more adjustability. Nevertheless, the main problem is suspension at this moment. The lean angle of the bike is quite restraining, not to mention, the crappy springs and cartridges inside the forks and shock.

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Not sure where you're at since starting this thread, but I just had an Andreani fork kit installed on my new-to-me Hyper 939 which is normally also significantly lowered out of the factory here in Thailand - similar to the Strada. I had the workshop set the height the same as on a standard 821/939. Another upgrade really worth the money is getting an Ohlins shock - it's definitely taller than the standard shock.
 

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They Hypermotard has longer inner fork tubes even when it's lowdown. The hyperstrada is low and the only way to raise it to the Hypermotard height is getting Hypermotard inner tubes.

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I appreciate the suggestion. I have changed the pegs and pedals for light tech rearsets, however, I will change them to gecko racing rearsets for a bit more adjustability. Nevertheless, the main problem is suspension at this moment. The lean angle of the bike is quite restraining, not to mention, the crappy springs and cartridges inside the forks and shock.

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So you still have ground clearance problems with the higher aftermarket rearsets? How much do you weigh and what's the sag at?
 

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So you still have ground clearance problems with the higher aftermarket rearsets? How much do you weigh and what's the sag at?
Yes, I do but the problem is the rear shock spring. The bike's engine is amazing but the cost of changing the suspension will carry me into Hypermotard SP price range. For some one who weights 60, to perhaps, 70 kg the suspension might not be a problem but for me, 83kg, it's a problem.

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