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Old June 1st, 2015, 10:46 AM   #1
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Front Fork distance above triple tree

i noticed the forks stick up quite a bit above the triple tree. where can i find the stock setting for this so i can double check all is good? and has anyone decreased or increased that measurement and results?

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Old June 1st, 2015, 01:46 PM   #2
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Front fork distance above triple tree

Hi cosmick..
I noticed the same visually, also felt the bike steered quick enough that moving the forks down (which decreases trail and generally makes a bike steer a bit slower, all else being equal) would help cornering clearance for track days. Can't remember the exact dimensions but I can find out if you want. The Hyper has such a stiff responsive chassis that you should be able to feel a 5mm change ( I think I moved mine at least 10mm)
You also might notice that the steering feels a bit vague at slow speed after the change but you will quickly get used to it.
If you try a new setting be careful not to overtighten the triple clamp bolts, especially the lower ones. Cheers!
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Old June 1st, 2015, 01:50 PM   #3
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1. are you able to tell me how much in MM stands above the triple tree?
2. torque settings when i resemble?

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Old June 1st, 2015, 02:00 PM   #4
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The shop I purchased the bike from is closed today, I have to call them tomorrow on another matter and I'll see if I can get some numbers...
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Old June 1st, 2015, 02:08 PM   #5
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this measurement on my bike is 11 mm. would be great to get a general idea what others have for this measurement.
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Old June 1st, 2015, 02:42 PM   #6
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Mine is about 10mm
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Old June 2nd, 2015, 07:25 AM   #7
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Hi cosmick..
I noticed the same visually, also felt the bike steered quick enough that moving the forks down (which decreases trail and generally makes a bike steer a bit slower, all else being equal) would help cornering clearance for track days. Can't remember the exact dimensions but I can find out if you want. The Hyper has such a stiff responsive chassis that you should be able to feel a 5mm change ( I think I moved mine at least 10mm)
You also might notice that the steering feels a bit vague at slow speed after the change but you will quickly get used to it.
If you try a new setting be careful not to overtighten the triple clamp bolts, especially the lower ones. Cheers!
Moving the forks down (raising the front of the bike) increases trail, as well as rake angle. But either will indeed slow down the steering response. I just checked mine, and I have 4mm of the forks' flat mounting area above the top clamp. I've had the forks off, but they are close to where they were when delivered.

Other owners have added steering dampers, I've never felt the need. However, my RT setup tends to ride a bit higher than the original one. The springs are 37% stiffer than the wimpy things Ducati put in there!
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Old June 2nd, 2015, 07:29 AM   #8
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And here are the torque specs, from the Service Manual:

Fastener retaining steering head to fork (right+left) M6x1 10* N-M, GREASE B
(Sequence 1-2-1)

Fastener retaining bottom yoke to fork (right+left) 16* N-M, GREASE B
(Sequence 1-2-1)

The * indicates that the value must be within +/- 5%.
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Old June 2nd, 2015, 07:59 AM   #9
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Do you know what "grease b" refers to?
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Old June 2nd, 2015, 09:51 AM   #10
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so the image i posted that measures 10mm, yours is 4mm? wow, huge difference. just seems like WAY too much fork above triple tree with my current setup. thanks for posting

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Moving the forks down (raising the front of the bike) increases trail, as well as rake angle. But either will indeed slow down the steering response. I just checked mine, and I have 4mm of the forks' flat mounting area above the top clamp. I've had the forks off, but they are close to where they were when delivered.

Other owners have added steering dampers, I've never felt the need. However, my RT setup tends to ride a bit higher than the original one. The springs are 37% stiffer than the wimpy things Ducati put in there!
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