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Old September 15th, 2018, 01:32 PM   #1
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Raising hyperstrada with cartridges?

I love my hyperstrada I bought it new with 100 miles back in June and I have already put 5800 miles on it. My only gripe is how low the suspension sits I壇 like to raise it to the sp height I知 6 ft 2 so seat height doesn稚 concern me I rode to the gap two weeks ago and the low suspension really hurt my confidence I知 currently trying to decide to go with the Athena cartridges but I知 not sure if the cartridges say the sp model cartridges but I知 not sure if the strada fork tubes are the same as the sp or the base model and I知 not sure if buying cartridges would work or not my next option is to go with a set of used sp forks off eBay or a salvage broker I plan on swapping the rear shock as well. Thanks
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Old September 15th, 2018, 01:33 PM   #2
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I love my hyperstrada I bought it new with 100 miles back in June and I have already put 5800 miles on it. My only gripe is how low the suspension sits I壇 like to raise it to the sp height I知 6 ft 2 so seat height doesn稚 concern me I rode to the gap two weeks ago and the low suspension really hurt my confidence I知 currently trying to decide to go with the Athena cartridges but I知 not sure if the cartridges say the sp model cartridges but I知 not sure if the strada fork tubes are the same as the sp or the base model and I知 not sure if buying cartridges would work or not my next option is to go with a set of used sp forks off eBay or a salvage broker I plan on swapping the rear shock as well. Thanks
There are 3 versions of the cartridges. Replacement for the SP, base and strada. Also, some of the kits are just 1 cartridge.

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Old September 15th, 2018, 01:40 PM   #3
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I figured that I was just wondering if the so version of the cartridges would work in the hyperstrada tubes and raise this thing up for me a bit or should I just find a set of sp forks and set them up for my weight ? The cartridges would be the cheaper option obviously
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Old September 15th, 2018, 01:45 PM   #4
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I figured that I was just wondering if the so version of the cartridges would work in the hyperstrada tubes and raise this thing up for me a bit or should I just find a set of sp forks and set them up for my weight ? The cartridges would be the cheaper option obviously
The SP are very different from what I read so you would need to swap the whole fork. I think the triple tree might be different too

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Old September 15th, 2018, 01:54 PM   #5
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I just checked the triple is the same part number across the board for all 3 so they are the same
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Old September 15th, 2018, 02:04 PM   #6
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I just checked the triple is the same part number across the board for all 3 so they are the same
I know the handlebars are different size in the SP vs the other 2 but those are just risers. I thought for sure the SP fork tubes were a different diameter. I want to say that one of the hypermotard reviews covered the differences between the models but if they are the same part number then I guess not. The strada is lower, the base is taller and the SP is different and even taller than the base.

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Old September 15th, 2018, 03:26 PM   #7
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I came across this but it's pretty old. I'm sure there have been more advancements and more companies that make parts by now. https://www.ducati.ms/forums/92-hype...k-shock-2.html

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Old September 15th, 2018, 03:56 PM   #8
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I emailed one of the cartridge manufacturers with exactly what I was looking to do but all three models all have matching part numbers chassis wise the only differences are the suspension and the touring stuff that comes with the hyper strada and the extra riding mode on the sp other than that they are exactly the same. I致e been checking part numbers for like two hours lol
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Old September 19th, 2018, 02:12 AM   #9
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I think you'll find the side stand and centre stand are different lengths too!!
Also only changing internals will only change the sag, as you wont be changing the overall length of the suspension.
I could rise my low version by ordering the standard suspension, but then would also have to replace side and centre stand, the hypermotard is longer again!!
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