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Old January 13th, 2014, 08:17 AM   #11
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The standard size should be the one found on the hypermotard, I assume?

LOL! Well tell me about ! I've tried on the Hypermotard (presumably its normal height of a hyperstrada in other countries) relatively quite high on my height of 184cm.
The 'Strada is lower than either model of 'Motard. It has 20mm less fork travel, and a lower seat. The 'Sella Bassa' (low seat) version of the 'Strada is lower still, by about the same amount.

If you put the Marzocchis on a Low Seat bike without the matching rear shock, it would likely slow down the handling. Might be possible to pull them up in the clamps to compensate, but I don't have one to look at.

My forks come off this morning, then they go to R/T. Should only take a couple of days.
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Old January 13th, 2014, 08:25 AM   #12
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You wouldn't be able to just change the forks you would have to change the triple clamps as well and might be more involved than that as the Marzs are 50mm.
Yup, they have different part numbers. The SP also comes with different wheels...but the front axle is the same part number, so they are probably interchangeable.
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Old January 13th, 2014, 08:29 AM   #13
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Is it any different than when a couple have cracked there forks to replace oil and chop spacers?
Sorry I missed this post - yes, they make a custom valve assembly that goes inside the cartridge. Changing oil & springs does not require opening this up. They started with a similar device for conventional forks, and it includes a spring-loaded popoff valve that smooths out sharp bumps and is adjustable. I've had great results from those, so....
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Old January 13th, 2014, 08:30 AM   #14
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I'm not a supreme hooligan on the road but, I think I would have ground some metal on a low version by now.

If you're sporting a 32" inseam or greater, go with standard model. I think ergo's will be roomier on standard, which will also matter if you're 5'7" or taller.
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Old January 14th, 2014, 08:48 AM   #15
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R/T update

Removed the forks yesterday and took them down to R/T.

First, it was way easy to pull the forks. The Service Manual calls for removal of the headlight fairing, but that was not needed. They also didn't mention the ABS sensor, which has a bunch of small shims under it to get the spacing right. I put a nut on the bolt to keep it all together.

I asked for and got a tour of R/T's shop. It was spacious, well organized, and very clean. Separate rooms for bike work, fork/shock work, and a machine shop. There was an option on the valves; you can specify compression, rebound, or both. I went for both. I also asked them to contact me once they had them apart, as I am still wondering how they will deal with the sealed cartridges. They have a lathe, but putting it back together might be tough.

They also said that the shock's problems will be more apparent once the forks are done. They make their own, with all the adjustments available including hydraulic preload and high+low speed compression. Or they can revalve the stock Sachs, which sounds more to my liking.

Should have it back together in a few days. Watch this space!
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Get some pictures while your at it.
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Get some pictures while your at it.
Of what? I don't think I'll get to see them apart...but I could ask.
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Old January 14th, 2014, 10:14 AM   #18
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Of what? I don't think I'll get to see them apart...but I could ask.
That was my thinking the internals dissembled
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Asked, could happen, waiting for a reply right now.
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They said yes, should happen this afternoon.
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