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seat little too high

I just got a f4 and would like to know in how to lower the bike just a bit 1/2 in.
I have heard that there is a lowering setting but I am not familiar with the bike and have no manual or any innstruction in how to do it.
Does anyone know how it is done and if possible can "I" lower it?

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I just got a f4 and would like to know in how to lower the bike just a bit 1/2 in.
I have heard that there is a lowering setting but I am not familiar with the bike and have no manual or any innstruction in how to do it.
Does anyone know how it is done and if possible can "I" lower it?

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Here's a link to the manual. If you lower the rear the the height adjuster rod, you'll need to make adjust the front of the bike as well.

http://www.mvagusta.net/forum/showth...manual&page=11
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Thanks for your great information.
I have another question, Do I need to lower the front even though I am about 150lb with all the gear on? I am not going to a track or even riding it at high rate of speed.
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I Believe So, There's A Thread Here That Says You Can Lower It By 8mm In Front And Rear. Dealership Did It For Me, Even Calibrate It Base On My Weight. Good Luck
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I Believe So, There's A Thread Here That Says You Can Lower It By 8mm In Front And Rear. Dealership Did It For Me, Even Calibrate It Base On My Weight. Good Luck
Thats absolutly correct Dave

8mm is as far as the F4 will go down owing to the length of the rear ride height adjuster, but you need it done by someone who has the correct tools and the knowledge and understanding of what they are doing.
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Thanks for your great information.
I have another question, Do I need to lower the front even though I am about 150lb with all the gear on? I am not going to a track or even riding it at high rate of speed.
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Yes, you should. If you lower the rear and keep the front, it may have a cruiser type feel to it -even at low speed turns. I'm no suspension expert but you'd have to:

a) lower the rear using the rod adjuster;
b) lower the front proportionately by adjusting the triple clamp; then
c) adjust front and rear preload to get the right sag for the new ride height.

Alternatively, have you considered getting boots with thicker soles?



http://www.newenough.com/boots/water...cle_boots.html
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i'm not tall myself that's why i had them lower my bike, the boot's a total help. i'm using alpine star for short rides
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Yes, you should. If you lower the rear and keep the front, it may have a cruiser type feel to it -even at low speed turns. I'm no suspension expert but you'd have to:

a) lower the rear using the rod adjuster;
b) lower the front proportionately by adjusting the triple clamp; then
c) adjust front and rear preload to get the right sag for the new ride height.

Alternatively, have you considered getting boots with thicker soles?



http://www.newenough.com/boots/water...cle_boots.html
On a sports bike the rear sag is recommended to be 10-12mm acording to some company called Ohlins.
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On a sports bike the rear sag is recommended to be 10-12mm acording to some company called Ohlins.
do you have them in blue???
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