Anyone here play with the ride height of their monster, specifically increasing the height at the rear? What effects on handling, response, comfort did ya'll have? Worth it, yes/no? Any first hand experience or observations?
I have just did it a few weeks ago. I have raised the ride height by about an inch or so.
The bikes fits me much better, handles better, is more comfortable cant say enough a very inexpensive and effective mod.
I'm 6'3" and I love my Monster. However, I found it to be a torture device until I got a custom seat. I know some people on here like the seats, but it was ridiculously uncomfortable for me until I got a Corbin.
The last couple days riding my roommates stock 620 confirmed that also, within 10 minutes my back and wrists hurt, not to mention the crotch area. When I got my bike back from the shop it made me appreciate the seat even more.
Thanks guys. Sounds like a good mod. My shop has an item that should help, but I can't for the life of me remember the tech name for it. It allows for ride height adjustment at a cost of $100 without getting an all new suspension. Damn I hate being such a noob about moto parts.
Yeah what the heck... I had the same question... My reason is I sometimes takes girls out on rides and always remebered that u had to adjust the suspention accroding to the weight you were carrying... Is it easy to adjust on your own? I kinda get freaked about touching the suspention.
retro, i think you're right, it's a tie rod, but it's not adjustable on the 800S, at least on mine it's not (an 03). i feel way too upright on the bike with the stock handlebars and feel a bit disconnected from the front wheel. i've got a set of cycle cat clip-ons on order. I was curious to know of people's experience w/ the ride height adjustment. Seems like a good mod. if i go through with it, i'll let ya'll know. thanks!
I see, when I looked, page 74 of the spare parts catalog for the 03 800S shows the tie rod to be adjustable..... ??? Do you have a Dark?
Well, I'm sure you'll get things sorted out...I'm pretty sure you will enjoy the c cats. http://www.ducati.com/bikes/catalogs.jhtml?MY=2003
link to the catalog.