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Old Dec 28th 2013, 09:52 AM   #1
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Ride Height Adjuster

Anyone know what the range of length is for the stock OEM ride height adjuster, in mm? (usually measured eye to eye)
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Old Jan 12th 2014, 12:37 PM   #2
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Old Jan 12th 2014, 09:28 PM   #3
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No idea...but I did adjust my rear ride height adjuster a 2.5 turns out to bring up the height of my rear just a bit and to make my cornering quicker.

There was a dramatic improvement in turn ins...Been that way eversince...
You will need to buy 2 pcs Ohlins rear shock spanner tools though. I bought two as one holds the other nut preventing it to move when loosening the other one.
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Old Jan 13th 2014, 01:38 AM   #4
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No idea...but I did adjust my rear ride height adjuster a 2.5 turns out to bring up the height of my rear just a bit and to make my cornering quicker.

There was a dramatic improvement in turn ins...Been that way eversince...
You will need to buy 2 pcs Ohlins rear shock spanner tools though. I bought two as one holds the other nut preventing it to move when loosening the other one.
You sure you are not referring to the preload adjuster on the shock? I thought the ride height adjuster was just a central nut you undid then turned in or out the two tie rod ends to the length required. See picture below.
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Old Jan 14th 2014, 05:29 AM   #5
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^ No, you are incorrect
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Old Jan 14th 2014, 05:44 AM   #6
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^ No, you are incorrect
Still don't see why I need two spanners for this as suggested, or am I missing something?
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Old Jan 14th 2014, 09:18 AM   #7
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Do you have your Panigale owners manual? There you will find the component that you pictured and its purpose. It is not infinitely adjustable... it has 2 set points. Its changes the rear suspension from progressive to flat operation, that is all.
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Still don't see why I need two spanners for this as suggested, or am I missing something?
The large spanners are used to adjust the preload on the rear spring... sure you can adjust the height a bit with them but you will be changing the tension on the spring which will effect the performance of the rear suspension. not recommended
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Old Jan 14th 2014, 10:58 AM   #9
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dznutz, sorry I think I was talking at cross purposes with you. Without the benefit of a bike to check, I assumed the tie rod was adjstable, as per all previous Ducatis. I see from the manual that it only has two positions. Either fully extended or fully retracted. I am well aware of how to adjust the pre-load on the bike. I only asked the question as I was contemplating installing a Bursi Evolution tie-rod, as this allows for finer adjustment, whether you are in flat or progressive settings. It seems the stock tie rod, is somewhat cruder. Thanks for your input. Note to self: must read owners manual!
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You can easily change the rear ride height on the Pani by adjusting the shock length. Easy to do on the Pani with the shock being so easy to get at. The forward end eyelet is threaded on, so just support the bike at the pegs or under the cans, loosen the lock nut then take the front shock mount bolt out. It is a 1mm thread pitch, so one turn equals a 1mm change in shock length. The suspension ratio is 2:1, so double that to get the rear ride height change. Voila!
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