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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-07-2018, 03:56 PM Thread Starter
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Ride height

Would softening the rear suspension ride setting lowers the bike's height a little when on a stop light?

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What bike?

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Do you mean releasing the preload on the spring or softening the compression adjuster?
Losing preload on the spring will lower the ride height but will also change your static sag and rider sag.
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The F 4 R312 2008.
My problem is that the bike is very stiff, I don't use the bike for track, just street riding and the like. When I'm at full stop I'm the tip of my toes, all I need is to lower it that when I'm sitting on it I can at least get half of my foot down, I figure that maybe by softening the ride the bike under my weight would sit lower.
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The stiffness of your ride is set by compression dampening.

The ride height is set by a linkage and spring preload.

What you do to lower the rear, you must replicate in the front by moving your forks in the triple tree in order to effect the same lowering.

If you do not, your ride will become a bit alsy in the steering as the rake will change.

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It will sit lower but will handle badly!
Also the front to rear weight balance will be out of balance also.
You can get it lowered professionally by adding stops in the forks and shock.
This is what kids have done on motocross bikes
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The 312R is designed with a ride height adjustment via an adjustable linkage.

The manual has the instructions.

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I know that but the principles
Of suspension are still the same
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If all else fails this could be an option for your height debacle
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