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Old May 17th 2018, 12:39 PM   #1
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Springs adjust

Thinking to trade in my V4 for a V4 S, but i have some doubts. How do you adjust the setting of the springs preload? On the rear i understand i can do it with usual semicircle key, but how do it on forks not damaging electric connections? I mean the maintenance book says to go to Ducati service to do it. I think it's crazy. Springs are a basic adjustment and setting.
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Unplug-adjust-reconnect
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Old May 17th 2018, 02:08 PM   #3
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Why would you do that ?
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Old May 17th 2018, 05:17 PM   #4
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Why would you do that ?
I am curious as well, why would you do that?

I switched my deposit from a V4 Base to the S to not have to deal with manual suspension adjustments.
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I was also curious to know if anyone attempted to adjust sag on electronic Ohlins or at least figure out how many turns of preload are in the front.
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Old May 17th 2018, 06:43 PM   #6
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Unplug-adjust-reconnect
Are you sure you don't twist cables inside that way?
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Old May 17th 2018, 06:49 PM   #7
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Why would you do that ?
To reach the correct sag height for my weight and my driving style on a given racetrack. Or to ride the bike with two people on it, as long as it's a two seters motorbike. There is a big differnce between a tiny guy and two chubby people, so you need to work on spings to maintain the right attitude.
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Originally Posted by Sergiomala View Post
To reach the correct sag height for my weight and my driving style on a given racetrack. Or to ride the bike with two people on it, as long as it's a two seters motorbike. There is a big differnce between a tiny guy and two chubby people, so you need to work on spings to maintain the right attitude.
Loose money one a base to buy an S . I'm sure you can make better improvements for less money for the change over . That was my thing
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I Ride: Speciale V4, Ducati 1199S; 1200 Enduro, Scrambler 1100 sport, 748R, 1098S
On my Panigale 1199S I had to adjust the rear spring as I am only 70 Kgs in riding gear. I was told they were set up for guys 80 to 90 kgs.
It didn’t take much just a small spring preload adjustment to get the sag right.
I didn’t have to touch the front springs as the sag was fine for me. I had enough adjustment in the electronic damper adjustment to get the setups I wanted on the suspension to suit each riding map.
I would say if you do want to set the front sag, you just unclip the electronic cables, adjust the springs then reconnect. It would be that simple.
I love the electronic suspension and can’t imagine buying these bikes without it as the electronics and engine maps all work in harmony.
Having said that I only do the occasional track day and the race default settings for me is perfect. So I just press a button and voila.
I ride mainly on the road so I have the suspension set to the different engine maps to suit my weight and style, I can go from soft and cruising to Sport to race hard at the touch of a button and I do this many times on a ride.
Fanatastic, and this is coming from a 60 year old rider. I rode all the older bikes, but love the new technology these offer.
And yes I have a V4 on order.
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On my Panigale 1199S I had to adjust the rear spring as I am only 70 Kgs in riding gear. I was told they were set up for guys 80 to 90 kgs.
It didnít take much just a small spring preload adjustment to get the sag right.
I didnít have to touch the front springs as the sag was fine for me. I had enough adjustment in the electronic damper adjustment to get the setups I wanted on the suspension to suit each riding map.
I would say if you do want to set the front sag, you just unclip the electronic cables, adjust the springs then reconnect. It would be that simple.
I love the electronic suspension and canít imagine buying these bikes without it as the electronics and engine maps all work in harmony.
Having said that I only do the occasional track day and the race default settings for me is perfect. So I just press a button and voila.
I ride mainly on the road so I have the suspension set to the different engine maps to suit my weight and style, I can go from soft and cruising to Sport to race hard at the touch of a button and I do this many times on a ride.
Fanatastic, and this is coming from a 60 year old rider. I rode all the older bikes, but love the new technology these offer.
And yes I have a V4 on order.
Cheers all
It was based on a similar response you made a few months back that I switched my deposit from a Base to an S. Thank you for your feedback.
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