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Offline MR-TiGGer

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Any way of checking if the XR has been jacked up?
on: March 21, 2021, 08:09:27 PM
So got new Metzeler M7’s fitted and when on centre stand the rear wheel is still dragging on the ground.

So.... Is this normal?
Is it a Metzeler thing?
Has my bike been jacked up on it’s ride height?

Is there some way of visually checking if this isn’t normal?

Thanks for any pointers.
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Re: Any way of checking if the XR has been jacked up?
Reply #1 on: March 21, 2021, 09:06:56 PM
I’d say it’s a Metz thing, just been into the garage bike is standing on a strip of ply so stand and rear wheel are the same and i’ve No chance of getting my finger(any) between tyre and wood and it’s a part worn Mich Power RS.

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Re: Any way of checking if the XR has been jacked up?
Reply #2 on: March 22, 2021, 09:43:27 PM
My M9RR's are similar....seem to have a slightly higher aspect ratio, although the numbers don't say so. Michelins don't seem to be as bad for it....not that it's a bad thing.

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Re: Any way of checking if the XR has been jacked up?
Reply #3 on: March 25, 2021, 09:26:30 AM
My M9's are the same, must be the tyres

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Re: Any way of checking if the XR has been jacked up?
Reply #4 on: March 25, 2021, 10:09:26 AM
Well my mind is at rest, not just me so all good.

The only practical solution is to scrub a couple of mil off by riding it, damn shame  :150:

Cheers for the replies  :020:
Last Edit: March 25, 2021, 10:09:59 AM by MR-TiGGer
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Re: Any way of checking if the XR has been jacked up?
Reply #5 on: March 25, 2021, 10:16:42 AM
Yesterday I checked my 2020 on the center stand resting on a perfect level floor.
There is a gap of minimum 3 cm between the floor and the almost new Bridgestone.

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Re: Any way of checking if the XR has been jacked up?
Reply #6 on: March 25, 2021, 10:19:53 AM
*Originally Posted by JohnnyBeGood [+]
Yesterday I checked my 2020 on the center stand resting on a perfect level floor.
There is a gap of minimum 3 cm between the floor and the almost new Bridgestone.

Not the same bike though, I’m on a gen 1 ‘17 model. Should’ve specified at the start now you mention it.
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