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695 ride hight

I am buying an adjustable ride height rod for my bike today and was wondering if setting my 695 up with the same height as the larger duc's will be ok (i believe that is a near 2cm lift) or if I should do it in smaller increments. Thanks in advance

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  • splurge19 Mar 19, 2009

    where did you buy the rider height adjustment gear for you monster 695??

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I'd start 15mm higher and work up 5 mm at a time from there. You'll know when you get to the point you don't like. Are you going to do anything with the front? If you do you'll want to make adjustments one end at a time. I never lengthened my stand. The bike leans at a pretty steep angle, but it's a non issue to me.

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