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Old February 12th, 2016, 10:46 PM   #11
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the hypermotard has longer suspension front and rear than the hyperstrada.
You cannot adjust the factory height there is NO height adjustment rod like on the sports bikes. All you can do is up the rear suspension spring pre-load so the bike doesn't sag as much when you sit on it.

The only way to increase factory height, you would need to buy new suspension front and rear. Then you would have to also buy new side stand and center stand too.
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Old February 13th, 2016, 06:13 AM   #12
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Thanks mentalist!! Bad news
How can I up the rear suspension ? The knob all the way clockwise to the end ?
Thanks!
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Old February 13th, 2016, 09:10 AM   #13
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Thanks mentalist!! Bad news
How can I up the rear suspension ? The knob all the way clockwise to the end ?
Thanks!
The knob is marked plus/minus - turn towards plus.

But be careful - the adjustment is for sag to compensate for a given load, not a pure height adjustment. By doing this you will stiffen the spring, as it it will start responding from a compressed state. Too much and you'll be bouncing the rear wheel off the ground and slamming your spine. This is bad.

Why do you want all this height? Even if you're tall, the peg, seat, handlebar triangle will remain the same, it'll just be a longer reach to the ground.

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Old February 13th, 2016, 06:23 PM   #14
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Thats exactly what I want "longer reach to the ground"
I had supermoto Kawa before it was higher and I liked more. I mean I played with knob already all the way + and - too but I didn't noticed any different in height.
I'm 67kg and 174cm and the knob now is all the way to +. When I seat on the bike feels to me like bike get to low and doesn't actually feel like supermoto. Too low.
Before I bough HS I find the only different what make bike higher si touring seat.
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Old February 13th, 2016, 10:03 PM   #15
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Sounds like you need to trade it in for the hypermotard or go really tall and buy the SP.
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Old February 14th, 2016, 04:31 PM   #16
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Thats exactly what I want "longer reach to the ground"
I had supermoto Kawa before it was higher and I liked more. I mean I played with knob already all the way + and - too but I didn't noticed any different in height.
I'm 67kg and 174cm and the knob now is all the way to +. When I seat on the bike feels to me like bike get to low and doesn't actually feel like supermoto. Too low.
Before I bough HS I find the only different what make bike higher si touring seat.
I will repeat - this is not a height adjustment knob. For a light rider, if you dial it up you risk losing traction on bumpy corners. A bike laying on it's side is very low to the ground, as is the rider.

If you got a 2015, it came with the lowered suspension. Not sure if a dealer can undo this.
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Old February 14th, 2016, 09:38 PM   #17
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If you got a 2015, it came with the lowered suspension. Not sure if a dealer can undo this.[/QUOTE]

It can be undone, but will will require new suspension along with the stands to go with it.
If it is the low version he could always ask if someone who has the standard wants to swap?? Or trade it in for a hypermotard. like I said previously
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Old February 17th, 2016, 07:12 AM   #18
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The OP has not told us what year his Strada is, and if it is the low model. My 2013 has 150mm of travel at the rear, same as a regular Hyper. The Hyper's forks have another 20mm, that won't raise the seat more than 10mm. Add another 10mm for the regular Hyper's seat itself.

I have a regular Hyper seat, and it fits my bike just fine. I prefer the original, though.

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Old February 17th, 2016, 08:44 AM   #19
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The hypermotard is taller than both the hyperstrada's and the SP taller again,
Due to suspension travel. Your hyperstrada is not the same as a regular Hypermotard.
I couldn't even sit on the hypermotard and lift the side stand.
This has been covered on here before, see link

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Old July 7th, 2018, 05:27 AM   #20
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Checked on my Hyperstrada 821 preload today and it was 42 clicks from fully open to fully closed. However, the first 3 clicks were pretty loose and it only started to tighten up from the 4th click onwards. Anyone else getting more than 33-34 clicks?
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