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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-19-2007, 10:44 AM Thread Starter
 
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Restoring factory height????????

I just bought an 05 Daytona 650 that i need to restore factory height. The question I have is do I have to purchase the orginal peice or is it an adjustable peice already on the bike?? If its already there any help on how to adjust it would be much apprieciated!!
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-19-2007, 11:52 AM
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Depends... Dogbones will most likely need replaced, but might be adjustable... Front end just needs loosened and the fork legs dropped to the proper height...
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-19-2007, 01:19 PM
 
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-and the dogbones u have may have more than one hole if they arent infinitly adjustable, and one of those holes may be stock height
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-19-2007, 11:33 PM
 
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what was done to the bike to alter from OEM ride height?

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-20-2007, 07:24 AM
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what was done to the bike to alter from OEM ride height?

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Smaller diameter wheels...

Actually, this question probably should have been asked first...
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-20-2007, 11:02 AM Thread Starter
 
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I cant figure it out. Everything appears to be stock. The dogbone has not been altered and the shock is compressed. I owned a 04 600 and the factory height was perfect for me and the bike rode like a DREAM!!!!! I just purchased this 05 650 and it is lower in the rear and at slow speed turns the bike tries to fight my counter steer???? It may be more than a suspension problem. I know nothing about the mechanics.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-20-2007, 11:13 AM
 
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im reaching on this one, but what about the preload or sag on the rear shock? does it have a threaded collar on it?

pics would help alot
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-20-2007, 07:17 PM
 
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first, check tire condition. is it balding. is it at proper inflation. then check to see if the rear shock can be adjusted. it should be threaded with 2 locking rings. raising the adjuster nut outwards will increase the rear ride heiht (this requires a spanner wrench or long screw driver with hammer).

raising there rear ride height or lowering the front ride height will increase turning speed. it will make the bike lean quicker.

check to see if the fork legs have been dropped down on the tripple clamps. if it's dropped alot, then the dogbone may have been replaced (lowering kit).

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-24-2007, 05:32 PM
 
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Can't you just ask who you bought it from what was done? Or, get a manual and compare the stock settings to what you currently have. Perhaps a dealer can even help you out.
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