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Old August 24th, 2014, 11:32 PM   #71
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I was looking at the Hyperstrada but bought the Hypermotard SP as I wanted that longer suspension for adventure riding.

Ive been doing a bit of work converting the bike and plan on a set of spoked 'skinny' wheels in 17/19" sizes so I have a lot of tyre choices.

Bike has now done about 3500km and around 700 of that has been on gravel roads.

I posted these photos on another site following this weekends' ride: What did you do to or on your Tard today? - Page 199 - Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum
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Old August 25th, 2014, 06:40 AM   #72
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Welcome idleidolidyll!

Who is building the wheels?
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Old August 25th, 2014, 07:01 AM   #73
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Ok, so I went out for a ride today after installing the race tech suspension. So... it TRANSFORMED the bike. On the pavement you no longer feel every pavement imperfection and for the first time actually feel the shock working. High speed turns felt the same. The only bad thing is a noticeable nose dive under sudden hard braking.

Off road though, the difference is incredible! I did a little bit of single tracking today, went over rocks, roots, etc and it feels like a completely different bike. You NEED to install a good skid plate though as now with the better suspension, I have a lot more confidence to go faster over bigger obstacles and more than once I heard the plate getting hit by rocks.

I was considering getting an 1190R, but not now. For $1,000 I think it was WELL worth it!
+1, glad you like it. Did RT revalve the rear shock, or just change the spring? They told me that it was not rebuildable, but they might have been thinking of the standard HS shock.
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Old August 25th, 2014, 07:12 AM   #74
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I can't remember. I might have them change the fork springs and revalve cuz I am bottoming out the front too often on the dirt.
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Old August 26th, 2014, 08:40 AM   #75
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That's what they did to my forks...but what did they do to the rear shock?

I posted about my fork work here:

Fork upgrade for Hyperstrada

They bottom because the stock spring rate is a pathetic 0.63 kg/mm, and they put a ton of preload on it to compensate. RT changed mine to 0.85, with minimal preload, and they are just right.

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Old August 26th, 2014, 03:47 PM   #76
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What am I missing guys. Who takes a 14k Ducati off road when a 2K DR650 would kick its ass and if you do dump it no big deal. I love my hyper but a simple fire road every once in a while is all I ever plan to do. I can't imagine having 19 inch wheels made for it and trying to create something that it was NOT intended to do. I know you all want to make it your own and make something unique, but this is not the bike for that. Too much plastic and poor suspension for off road... I know this will piss some of you off and for that I apologize but I really do not get this conversation!
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Old August 27th, 2014, 03:52 AM   #77
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Old August 30th, 2014, 03:03 AM   #78
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guess that means you dont know either?
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Old August 30th, 2014, 10:01 AM   #79
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Old August 30th, 2014, 03:48 PM   #80
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Who is building the wheels?
I'm thinking I'll get the Borani wheels if they will make them with rims to my preference. Otherwise the guy in Denver.
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