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how to change Ground clearance
« on: February 27, 2020, 03:23:10 AM »
I have a S1000XR  Sitting height  790mm  I think the ground clearance is too low  how  to change it :002: :002: :002: :002:

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Re: how to change Ground clearance
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2020, 06:29:06 AM »
Keep your toes up 😂
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Re: how to change Ground clearance
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2020, 06:44:36 AM »
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Re: how to change Ground clearance
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2020, 01:25:53 PM »
Bit confused by the replies here . . . . . . . . . . doesn't matter what you do with the seat, the ground clearance will stay the same

To the OP, removing the centre stand (if fitted) gives a bit more ground clearance in turns. I'm sure I have also seen rear linkage kits for sale which allows the rear to be raised by 15mm. But the forks on the low version are only 5mm further through the yoke than the standard height so handling would be affected

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Re: how to change Ground clearance
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2020, 04:08:20 PM »
i thought the low version was 15mm more threw the yoke than the standard.

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Re: how to change Ground clearance
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2020, 05:18:54 PM »
*Originally Posted by wascallyrabbit [+]
i thought the low version was 15mm more threw the yoke than the standard.

Nope. 5mm.

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Re: how to change Ground clearance
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2020, 09:11:26 PM »
Why do you think the ground clearance is too low?

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Re: how to change Ground clearance
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2020, 12:03:05 AM »
*Originally Posted by wascallyrabbit [+]
i thought the low version was 15mm more threw the yoke than the standard.

They're different/shorter forks on the factory lowered version.

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Re: how to change Ground clearance
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2020, 02:56:06 AM »
my research lead me to believe that the inner tubes and stanchion tubes where the same and it was just the internals that were different between the standard height and lowered ones. That is for the ones with gold tubes which also means that it came factory with esa/ddc forks. since then it would seem they have added more part numbers for the stanchion tubes so not that sure anymore. Or maybe its they want to keep us from really knowing anything about the suspension. I know they duct every question related to specificities I've asked. It's electronic you don't have to worry about it the ecu takes care of everything. total horse sh#t.

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Re: how to change Ground clearance
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2020, 03:44:53 AM »
*Originally Posted by wascallyrabbit [+]
my research lead me to believe that the inner tubes and stanchion tubes where the same and it was just the internals that were different between the standard height and lowered ones. That is for the ones with gold tubes which also means that it came factory with esa/ddc forks. since then it would seem they have added more part numbers for the stanchion tubes so not that sure anymore. Or maybe its they want to keep us from really knowing anything about the suspension. I know they duct every question related to specificities I've asked. It's electronic you don't have to worry about it the ecu takes care of everything. total horse sh#t.

You may well be right Sir.

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