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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-07-2019, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
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2004 S4r ride height adjuster removal

How do you get this thing out? I have the rear suspended, removed the upper bolt (#7) from the linkage, removed the lower bolt (#11) from the right side of the swing arm. Does the other half of the bolt (#12) need to come out from the left side of the swing arm? It looks like bolt 11 is long enough to be the support for the linkage, but I can't tell for sure. I can’t get the the lower eye of the adjuster rod to budge free.

What am I missing?


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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-07-2019, 01:57 PM
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Should come loose. Tapping from below?
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Maybe 12 sticks out a bit, put 11 back in and tap on it to move out 12 a bit
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-08-2019, 07:51 AM
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Number 12 is just hollow plastic on my S4RS bike, to put a rod through to push the 11 bolt out the other side.
To get my broken height adjusting rod out, took seat off, undid tank and had it hanging from a rafter with a strap or two. Lifted back of bike off the ground with an engine hoist to let swingarm droop.
From the side, and from above, managed to undo 5 and 7, took shock out too, which allowed me to pivot the rocker enough to get the height rod out.
Lining the shock and rod eyes up to get 11 back in took me a while, but eventually, success.
I think I remembered that right.

Replaced it with a Multistrada one, as there were no S4RS ones available in my country. Same, but with an external hex mid shaft.


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Wow, how do you break that thing?

12 is in fact two parts, a metal nut and the plastic piece. Of cause it can separate
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Tried tapping from below. No luck.

I was afraid to use the bolt back to try and tap out the other side for fear of damaging the threads. I suppose if I thread it back in a little and then tap I should be ok, right? I'll try that tonight.
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Screw it in all the way, then backout 2 turns. You won’t damage the threads
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Wow, how do you break that thing?

12 is in fact two parts, a metal nut and the plastic piece. Of cause it can separate
AH, so 12 is also the nut for 11? Well pushing a straight thin rod down it made it easy to get 11 out. I don't think that 12 can get in the way. Didn't on mine.

I drifted the bottom eye out by striking up using an old bolt as a drift. If 11 is out there's nothing to stop it coming out but grit or corrosion.

I hit a big pothole at speed and the back end collapsed. Well, bike and I got airborne, but in a straight line and landed flat, and then it was like the brakes were on because the back tyre was up against the liner under the seat. Looking at the adjuster rod pieces it was already fractured from its history before my ownership, and the pothole was just the final straw. The bottom swivel joint was seized and the adjuster rod was bent as well. Local Ducati shop suggested it was mainly from bottoming the suspension, more than once....

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Well I got it out finally. I sprayed some WD40 at the bottom of the rod and then forgot about it for a couple days. When I finally went back to it the thing just slipped out with zero resistance. I then soaked the bottom end in PB Blaster for about a day and was able to un-jam the lower nut. I'm greasing everything for easier future adjustment.

Thanks for the help and suggestions.
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coca cola. best ever for stubborn bolts

mine is the red one
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