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Old June 9th, 2019, 02:36 AM   #11
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i doubt that Hyperstradas ever had other forks than Kayaba.
My ex 2013 had a Kayaba fork and my actual 2016 Hyperstrada (normal height) has the same one. As i owned the bikes for some months side by side, I compared forks and switched them, so that i sold my 2013 HS with the brand new 2016 fork and kept the 2013 fork with Andreani cartridges in my new 2016 HS.
Imho, the difference in HS forks only is the heigth normal/low .
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Old June 9th, 2019, 04:30 PM   #12
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I agree with you that it seems strange that a fixed suspension would be set from the factory for someone lighter than 120 lbs
Yes, that's what's bothering me. I bought it new off the showroom floor in 2017 and only have 16,000 km on it. Seems weird to have bought a new bike with shot forks. No blown seals or anything obvious, and anyway I don't ride that aggressively anymore.
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Old June 9th, 2019, 04:45 PM   #13
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Might also be worth talking to the shop about what they are predisposed to setup suspension for. Setting the bike of for touring as opposed to sport or track riding will be very different. Given what it'll likely cost to have springs or a revalve, probably makes sense to get some drop in cartridges which allow adjustments down the road so you aren't stuck with a specific setting.
Yes, I got that from the long suspension thread. I think investing in cartridges is smarter.
Dumb question: is front sag still supposed to be around 25 - 30 mm, and is that for all types of bikes including off-road? You got me thinking about touring or sport. Do motards have "dual-sport" DNA? If so, does that give them longer fork travel and would that affect the desired sag measurements?
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Old June 9th, 2019, 05:08 PM   #14
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once you experience a custom suspension setup for your weight and riding style, it's very unlikely that you would ever consider selling your bike, in my own experience, it makes that much of a difference.
100%.

You also answered my question about the 25-30 mm measurements for the front, so I'm just going to re-measure it myself. I used to do it all the time for previous bikes but I've gotten lazy. Plus they had adjustable suspensions.

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Old June 9th, 2019, 05:22 PM   #15
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Thanks for all the feedback, I've read all the replies a few times and it's greatly, greatly appreciated.
Yes, I had also read about the difference between the two forks in the original suspension thread, another reason I'd rather deal with someone who knows what they're doing.
It's been a long while since I was involved with the racing circuit up here, and I've lost all my contacts but I do remember Traxxion (appliance821). I watched all their videos back in the day, but I'm rusty now, very rusty.
I was lucky enough to speak to an Ohlins guy last week at Americade, and he's given me an Ontario contact that I plan to follow-up with. It's truly worth it to talk to the experts. He knew what the Hyperstrada was, knew what the stock forks were, and was also surprised I was being told I needed stiffer springs. Very validating, I haven't lost my mind yet. I think he also talked me into getting a new shock, ha.
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Old June 9th, 2019, 06:57 PM   #16
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I love my Mupo suspension. It really transformed the handling. Its like night and day now. Much more stable in the corners. Mupo is middle of the range price wise. At the very least I suggest getting the Andreani fork cartridge kit. On the hyper adjustable dampening in the front is a must. I really like having it in the rear as well. The front was harder to setup as it was difficult for me to use 3/4 of the travel. The spring rate I got in the front might be too stiff. But even so it became much more stable and reassuring while cornering.
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Old June 9th, 2019, 08:38 PM   #17
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I've seen the singles for sale and there is an issue in knowing just which fork you have...seems Ducati sourced several and the parts care...I never corresponded with Mupo, Roger Albert at OnRoad/OffRoad did all of that, including the part of figuring out which forks I had, machining the lower so I could have both forks with cartridges, anodizing the fork tubes (still looks good) and DLC'ing the lowers before reassembly...kickin job he did and they work great...I went a little crazy here, don't be insane like me, I suspect a single cartridge will satisfy what ails your front end and you will notice the difference if you do it...
He and Mupo were the people I was talking to. A dead end. In the end, if the internals are being removed, what do they care what's in the fork. IE - I'm 95% sure they're kayaba - but if everything is being pulled - who cares. I sent photos etc.. as requested - and then dead space.

It was a comedy of errors - I'd talk to Mupo - they'd mis-translate to the dealer - I'd send the dealer the exact email thread to clarify - blah blah. I'm sure they do a good job if you can get to that last mile, but despite my patience and attempts to get them all the info they desired, it turned into radio silence.

I think I'll be going with traxxion this winter. Seems straight forward - decent price - good reputation.

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