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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-06-2013, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
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What's my preload set at?

Trying to figure out what it's set at?



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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-06-2013, 09:37 PM
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That looks "Maximum" to me, so it would be #7 of 7.
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That looks "Maximum" to me, so it would be #7 of 7.
You nailed it.... That's a lot of preload. I have mine set at #6 for 2up riding, and when riding solo it's okay but can bounce pretty good on sharp bumps.

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You nailed it.... That's a lot of preload. I have mine set at #6 for 2up riding, and when riding solo it's okay but can bounce pretty good on sharp bumps.
I'm at 240 lbs and the bike has a 2 inch drop. I noticed that the tool kit is missing one of the wrenches so I guess adjusting it is not an option, at least not until I buy the wrench that's missing from the kit. Thanks for the help.

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+1 on the Max. setting. Most bike shops sell various types of the adjustment tool.



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I'm at 240 lbs and the bike has a 2 inch drop. I noticed that the tool kit is missing one of the wrenches so I guess adjusting it is not an option, at least not until I buy the wrench that's missing from the kit. Thanks for the help.

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Well, I'm 225lbs, then add 120 for my wife and the #6 setting works. But, I don't think to drops 2" (will have to measure sometime). You should be able to find a spanner wrench at your local dealer so you can make the adjustment. When you do try #5 and see hoe that works for you.

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I used a flathead screwdriver and ball peen hammer, counterclockwise to go up and clockwise to go down or soften the suspension

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You want to hit the part that looks like the top of a rook (chess piece) not the part that is vertical in the pic

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Helps if you get the back wheel off the ground.

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Adjusting tools

If the back wheel is off the ground, you can use a strap type filter wrench.
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