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Old May 7th 2012, 09:35 AM   #1
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F to P Linkage Change

Hi all,

Still sizing up this job and just wondered how many have changed over?

Also, does it affect rear ride height, or does the lengthening of the arm 100% compensate for the change in pivot position?

Thanks in a advance
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Old May 7th 2012, 09:42 AM   #2
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Also, does it affect rear ride height, or does the lengthening of the arm 100% compensate for the change in pivot position?
Gotta say, I've wondered about this myself. I think I'll set it to P before sending it off to be resprung/adjusted to me.
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Hi all,

Still sizing up this job and just wondered how many have changed over?

Also, does it affect rear ride height, or does the lengthening of the arm 100% compensate for the change in pivot position?

Thanks in a advance
didn't notice any difference in ride hieght but i suspect it may of gained a few mm
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I would of thought that it lowered it if anything as raising the rear is more of a "sporty" setting
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didn't notice any difference in ride hieght but i suspect it may of gained a few mm
Gained huh - for some reason I expected it to lose.

If thats the case then better, as it saves the bother of adjusting out, since I would never say no to a few mm more
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Gained huh - for some reason I expected it to lose.

If thats the case then better, as it saves the bother of adjusting out, since I would never say no to a few mm more
We could all do with a few etra mm
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Are you guys getting your 99's delivered in F setting then?? A forum note coming from Austin Racing in the UK says that the bikes should be delivered in P setting. They tried everything to get the bike to ride smoothly - on the road - in F setting and said it was impossible. Changed to progressive setting and a world of difference.
I would have thought that progressive would have been the default delivery setting??
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Are you guys getting your 99's delivered in F setting then?? A forum note coming from Austin Racing in the UK says that the bikes should be delivered in P setting. They tried everything to get the bike to ride smoothly - on the road - in F setting and said it was impossible. Changed to progressive setting and a world of difference.
I would have thought that progressive would have been the default delivery setting??

delivered in F changed after 1st service
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Had the dealer switch it to P before taking delivery.

Their comment was that it affected the chain tension slightly. Ride height adjustment is done via a threaded adjuster on the end of the shock. Theoretically the switch doesn't impact ride height.
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The ride height adjuster on the rod end of the Ohlins(toward front) was, on my bike, at very near it's max safe extent. On the rod end thread that goes into the shock body you'll find a wide-ish groove under the blue nut. Once the groove shows you've reached the end of safe adjustment. I've gone out 2 more turns as I had slightly different setting as compared to another Pan.
The groove is just showing on mine.
Your comment on the switch from F to P is spot on as the grooves are machined into the swing arm link rod.
I'm looking into getting an adjustable link made so I can adjust ride height from the link arm and not the shock.

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