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Offline Robie2sheds

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Fork settings
on: December 08, 2019, 09:54:47 PM
Having recently  bought  my crossrunner  just noticed the front forks are thru the top yolks  about 25mm lowering the front. I also noticed  the seat is on the lower setting at the rear but still had spacers in th front. So i wondered  if the previous  owner was a short arse,or is it a common practice.🤔.

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Re: Fork settings
Reply #1 on: December 09, 2019, 08:34:29 AM
Lowering the front is an easy change to the handling/steering dynamic that is popular and recommended by many on the older VFR800's ('98-13) but I haven't seen many posts regarding the current model 800F. As the suspension geometry of the Crossrunner is different, I'm not sure that same practice is appropriate, though it may be fine.
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Re: Fork settings
Reply #2 on: December 09, 2019, 09:01:14 AM
Sounds more like someone didn't know to take the three Seat collars out if they lowered the rear stays. Would make sitting on it feel decidedly weird imho. If you properly want to lower it remove the three seat collars at the front.

I've finally - after a month - got my seat in the raised position - the dealer lost my seat collars (They had them in the Top Box when I viewed the bike but some helpful person had cleaned them out when I came to collect the next week  :138:. They ordered literally every single bung from under the seat for me but missed Seat Collar C. Sourced one off Lings and happy as Larry now.

I think that having the seat in upper position is much more comfortable for me. I haven't messed about with the front fork preload adjustment yet, though am considering it (Being a bit lardy).

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Re: Fork settings
Reply #3 on: December 09, 2019, 09:44:45 AM
I have the seat high at the front and low at the back, significantly reduces the amount of sliding around on the seat when braking/accelerating.

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Re: Fork settings
Reply #4 on: December 09, 2019, 10:41:08 AM
Ah, I didn't look at it from that perspective.

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Re: Fork settings
Reply #5 on: December 09, 2019, 04:55:21 PM
I have the seat in the high postion and raised the front bracket about half an inch to get the seat horizontal.
With the fork lowered it seems logical the raise the front of the seat a bit more.
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Re: Fork settings
Reply #6 on: December 11, 2019, 07:00:23 PM
If it's down 25mm on the front chances are it is or has been lowered 30mm on the rear.
Either 30mm lowering links or moding & flipping stock links.? BTW
I had the dealer lower the seat on purchase then had to remove the spacers myself so I'm not sure that many people including tech's know they are there or removable.
Last Edit: December 11, 2019, 07:07:34 PM by Haddo

 


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