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I can Barely touch the ground F4 312

Hi guys, just taken delivery of the a new 312 and the ride set up is such i can barely touch the ground. Is there a simple adjustment to reduce the seat height i am oblivious to? Anyone else notice how high the ride is? Thanks in advance
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Yes, it's very high if your inseam in 30 inches. You could try boot such as Sidi Canyons which will be a big help. You could also lower the ride height using the ride height adjuster - just be sure to lower the front of the bike so it will be in balanced. It's probably better to have a dealer do the full set of adjustments too.
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I have an F4 750 and it is a perfect riding height. Even the Ducati 1098 is bang on so it has come as a shock. Will see what i can do this morning, i guess there should be some details on this in the manual.....
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Yes they do have a tall seat. I'm 6' 2" and sometimes have trouble. Dropping the forks an inch and winding down the rear ride height adjuster will help. Also check how much spring preload it has. The spring may be wound up too much. Unfortunalely it doesn't have much of a seat so you can't have it reshaped.
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I have an F4 750 and it is a perfect riding height. Even the Ducati 1098 is bang on so it has come as a shock. Will see what i can do this morning, i guess there should be some details on this in the manual.....
You can lower the ride height adjuster in the rear and lower the front a bit as well. But you will notice that the tires on your 312 are a different profile than the ones on your 750. They are taller.

You can use the lower profile tires on your 312 if you want. That will lower the ride height some.
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Hi guys, just taken delivery of the a new 312 and the ride set up is such i can barely touch the ground. Is there a simple adjustment to reduce the seat height i am oblivious to? Anyone else notice how high the ride is? Thanks in advance

Had the same problem, took delivery of my f4 1078 aug 08 and could not touch the floor. I removed the rear height adjuster, Had it threaded more in order for it to go that extra bit, then dropped the front to suit. I have 29" inside leg. bike rides spot on.

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Same Problem Here. 08 312r 30" Inseam. I'm Still Tip Toeing , I Took It To The Dealership To Lower It (8mm Front And Back) They Said It's The Lowest They Can Go (that Won't Affect The Handling). I Just Use One Leg On Traffic Lights.....
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Make sure you lower the whole bike... {7-8mm} is the figure most use. Any more and you'll run into possible clearance problems.
Drop the front 7 mm {forks through the triple clamp} then adjust the back to match with the ride height adjuster
Dont drop the back without doing the front....bike will handle like a truck.

You can see my 1000 here which is lowered 7mm from stock and runs a tall profile rear.
It's perfect for me...I'm a bit over 5'8"

There's a whole thread on it here...useful info for you:-)
http://www.mvagusta.net/forum/showthread.php?t=20816
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Make sure you lower the whole bike... {7-8mm} is the figure most use. Any more and you'll run into possible clearance problems.
Drop the front 7 mm {forks through the triple clamp} then adjust the back to match with the ride height adjuster
Dont drop the back without doing the front....bike will handle like a truck.

You can see my 1000 here which is lowered 7mm from stock and runs a tall profile rear.
It's perfect for me...I'm a bit over 5'8"

There's a whole thread on it here...useful info for you:-)
http://www.mvagusta.net/forum/showthread.php?t=20816
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I still think Ade has the right idea from his previous post

http://mvagusta.net/forum/showthread...ht=Ride+Height
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