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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-14-2009, 07:58 AM Thread Starter
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312R Ride height measurement needed

Does anyone have an as delivered 312R they could do a ride height measurement on? I have a customer who'd like to go back to factory height, but I really don't see the point in paying $680 odd for the factory tool and somewhat understandably the importer won't lend one to me.

Preferably on a rear stand measuring from the axle up to the lowest point of the bottom of the air vent on the seat base. The factory spec is fully extended, but I should be able to infer it from the "sag without rider" measurement.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-15-2009, 01:12 AM
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2 days ago ProItalia quoted me $195 for the tool, I said no thanks!

any one have the dimensions of the tool? pin diameters and the angle/distance to the measuring spot that is marked on the long arm?

i'll just make one

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Hi Brad,
I have a new 312R only 500 kms on it with no suspension or other adjustments done so far.

I measured the bike whilst on the rear stand. I measured on the chain side of the bike between the very top of the stand and the very bottom of the stamping on the side of the exhaust. The stamping I measured to was the E3 box nex to the part no.

This measurement was exactly 500 mm between the two points.

Let me know if this works for you. I could not find any other reference points that would be easy to describe.


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Have 312r with no adjustment made to hieght yet ,Although I intend to lower both front and back by same to keep head angle same but lower standover. will check tomorrow and get back with what I find, also you may need front measure from clamps to top of fork as this may have been changed
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Have 312r with no adjustment made to hieght yet ,Although I intend to lower both front and back by same to keep head angle same but lower standover. will check tomorrow and get back with what I find, also you may need front measure from clamps to top of fork as this may have been changed

I like your thinking kiwi,
I have just measured from the top of the triple clamp to the top of the fork (not adjuster) and have a distance of 7 mm. This was measured closest to the centre of bike (shortest height).


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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-17-2009, 11:16 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Vector. This one has RG3 on it, so no E3 marking. Typical. PS have a new one on the floor so Chris the owner of this one is going in to take a measurement off it.

If only they had an easy official way to set it. Well, I guess the $680 tool is very easy.
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