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thanks guys, yes I was thinking that re. EVO engine. It has a bit of carbon knick knackery on it elsewhere by PO. Termi slip-ons and ECU, but only one black key, no red or code card with it, so will have to try and get it cloned for a spare. Been messing with the suspension - softened it up as our roads are pretty rough out here. I think 12.4 litres of fuel will match my arse endurance pretty well! ciao.
 

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thanks guys, yes I was thinking that re. EVO engine. It has a bit of carbon knick knackery on it elsewhere by PO. Termi slip-ons and ECU, but only one black key, no red or code card with it, so will have to try and get it cloned for a spare. Been messing with the suspension - softened it up as our roads are pretty rough out here. I think 12.4 litres of fuel will match my arse endurance pretty well! ciao.
I have an EVO SP so it is different suspension, but I will note one thing. I ride a lot of goaty roads around here, and initially found the ride quite harsh. When I actually did a full sag check, I was a bit surprised to find I needed to put maximum preload on the front and almost max on the rear, as I am not a huge guy and this is a pretty light bike. I think it is related to the fact that there is a bit more travel than on most road bikes. I ended up with all damping settings close to minimum as well, so eventually I will need to get this suspension dialled in a bit better for me. Just some food for thought.
 

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thanks for the info - yes, I'm thinking similarly. On the ride home I thought it was way too stiff, and I've wound off pre-load front and back to set the sag. Also wound off damping, compression was too high, rebound about at factory settings. I haven't had a big ride since, but on a short test hop it seemed better, but I have ~60% travel used on front and 90% on the back, so may need to put some more preload back on the rear or add compression damping?? I'll do more reading, I'm more used to cars with no comp damping to play with. Question: when measuring oil level in the forks, does the 'air gap' people refer to here mean the distance from the top of the fork tube to the oil level with the sping installed and the fork fully compressed (fork cap removed so no spring load to fight)?
 

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I`m also trying to adjust suspension of my `09 Hypermotard 1100 but I don`t know where to start. It felt way too hard/stiff last summer but didn`t have to adjust that. Because of the winter in can only dry test in the garage and the final adjustments have to made next summer.

First I adjusted it back to factory settings and didn`t notice any difference :confused: So i adjusted all the front adjustments to as soft as possible. Still front barely moves down when i sit on it. Just like before adjustments. Rear is clearly softer (=better). Adjustments don`t make clicking sound like service manual claims, but after googling i found out, that it`s propably just a typo in the service manual. I can hear spring tension changing when adjusting the "spring preload" (the hex nut).

Previous owner had serviced the front in official service about six months earlier so there should be right amount oil etc. but of course i can`t be sure. I didn`t find any air bleeder valves and service manual doesn`t say anything about bleeding the air out so i assume there is no need for that.

Does anyone have any ideas or is the front just so hard in HM ? Also i have no idea how set the front and rear to right balance. Any advice would be nice.
 

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Does anyone have any ideas or is the front just so hard in HM ? Also i have no idea how set the front and rear to right balance. Any advice would be nice.
Setting it up for your weight is the best place to start.

Suspension and Springs
Agreed, you can't really accomplish anything until you set sag, which will tell you if your spring rates are in the right ballpark. Lots of info online about how to do that, or usually a pretty reasonable fee to get done professionally.
 

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Don't forget there is the "Cheap front fork fix" sticky thread with plenty of chat n info about specific & ball park settings for 1st gen Hypers, mostly regarding 1100's as the 796's have very basic nasty forks :)
 

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Don't forget there is the "Cheap front fork fix" sticky thread with plenty of chat n info about specific & ball park settings for 1st gen Hypers, mostly regarding 1100's as the 796's have very basic nasty forks :)
IIRC the 796 has only one fork tube which has a spring, the other is just oil damping.

I had a fork spring and oil swap on my 1100S, the difference was night and day. About a year ago I had a fork seal leak, probably from all the wheelies. Did a service and it's back to par again.

Another thing which made a big difference in handling for me was using the ride height adjuster to increase the rear ride height. It made the bike feel a lot more nimble and it would easily fall into a corner.

I think I posted my settings in the big thread about the forks, also with sag and everything.
 

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IIRC the 796 has only one fork tube which has a spring, the other is just oil damping.

I had a fork spring and oil swap on my 1100S, the difference was night and day. About a year ago I had a fork seal leak, probably from all the wheelies. Did a service and it's back to par again.

Another thing which made a big difference in handling for me was using the ride height adjuster to increase the rear ride height. It made the bike feel a lot more nimble and it would easily fall into a corner.

I think I posted my settings in the big thread about the forks, also with sag and everything.
Drinky! An OG of first gen Hyper scene... where ya been man? :)
 

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Drinky! An OG of first gen Hyper scene... where ya been man? :)
Long story short; I moved away to a different country but kept my Hyper. Didn't want to take it with me because the city is super theft prone and I didn't have any storage and also didn't think I'd stay there for so long. I came back to prep it for sale, but took a ride today and decided not to sell it. It's just too much fun. I have to figure out a way to get it to where I live now, but that's a worry for later.

Long time no see guys, kinda missed the whole motorcycle community.
 

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Long story short; I moved away to a different country but kept my Hyper. Didn't want to take it with me because the city is super theft prone and I didn't have any storage and also didn't think I'd stay there for so long. I came back to prep it for sale, but took a ride today and decided not to sell it. It's just too much fun. I have to figure out a way to get it to where I live now, but that's a worry for later.

Long time no see guys, kinda missed the whole motorcycle community.
Well nice to see you back and glad you've decided to the keep the Hyper.
 

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Got the ole gal out on the track for the first time. We had awesome weather all weekend at Jennings. I ran the Dunlop Q3+'s for the first time and man they are amazing tires. With the fresh tires and extra ground clearance from the rearsets, the bike was very capable on the track. The bike really impressed me actually, the brakes were much stronger and better then I expected, and the suspension was super planted.

The new asphalt on turn 7-9 is so smooth, ill try and get some on the video put on here soon
 

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Great photos! I went to Jennings for my first time a couple of weeks ago. Most fun to ride track I’ve been on yet.

I had read so many stories about crashing at turn 8 it had me spooked at first. But the new pavement there is like Velcro. My telemetry tells me I was hitting my steepest lean angles there.

How about turn 2? I didn’t go through there flat out until the second day. Whoa. That’ll put hair on your chest. Telemetry showed 80 mph at 48 degree lean angle. I’m hooked. :)


I had to correct that speed. It was 80. 107 was on the straight heading into turn 3. It was still hairy. :)
 

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Great photos! I went to Jennings for my first time a couple of weeks ago. Most fun to ride track I’ve been on yet.

I had read so many stories about crashing at turn 8 it had me spooked at first. But the new pavement there is like Velcro. My telemetry tells me I was hitting my steepest lean angles there.

How about turn 2? I didn’t go through there flat out until the second day. Whoa. That’ll put hair on your chest. Telemetry showed 107 mph at 48 degree lean angle. I’m hooked. :)


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Yeah, turn 8 is amazing now. I havent been to Jennings in probably 6 or 7 years, last time was with the Ed Bargy school. Turn 2 is a thrill, but I dont think I ever was able to get through it without chopping the throttle some. 107 is movin through 2 for sure. There is not one section of the track I dont like, 13 is also a great fast corner. Takes some skill to connect 13-14 correctly to set ya up for the straight. I def learned some new lines through there, keeping it wide, which helped.
 

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I had to correct that speed above. My memory had me going faster than real life. :)

13-14, I don’t think I ever got the same line twice going through there. But when I did manage to hit the exit meatball while on the gas it was awesome.


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I had to correct that speed above. My memory had me going faster than real life. :)

13-14, I don’t think I ever got the same line twice going through there. But when I did manage to hit the exit meatball while on the gas it was awesome.


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haha it happens. I saw 115 comin into 3 a few times, no idea what I was doing through 2. What kinda telemetary setup do you run? Just the DDA? Ive never used my bikes lap timer or any of the built in electronics
 

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But it felt like 107! :)

I'm using the data collection built into my Dainese D-Air suit. The software is pretty hard to learn but it's fun afterwards to go back and look at the data.
 

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So... how's it going.

Heading out later today to pick up a low mileage 1100 S with a full Termi and cams. It's tasty.

I'm looking forward to adding another 2V Ducati to the stable... and contributing here.
 
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