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Old Feb 17th 2013, 04:42 AM   #1
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Spring Preload?

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Can someone shed some light on how I adjust the fork spring preload?

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Old Feb 17th 2013, 06:16 AM   #2
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The big hex nut on top of each fork leg. BTW you owners manual will be very helpful.
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Old Feb 17th 2013, 06:45 AM   #3
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Thanks for the info. I have the digital handbook only,and it doesnt say anything about adjusting preload?!

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Old Feb 24th 2013, 05:27 PM   #4
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Maybe I'm doing something wrong here. I backed the preload nuts full out, settled the forks to neutral sag with no rider on board, got on with full gear and got something like 10mm sag in the forks. Front wheel was in a chock, rear wheel on the ground. Rear shock gave about 25mm sag with factory setting.

With the fork preload nuts backed all the way out I'm not sure what else to do to get any sag on the front end. I'm 160lb without gear, but did the test with full track gear. Anything wrong here? Trying to set up for track, any input most welcome. Thanks.
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Old Feb 24th 2013, 07:42 PM   #5
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Maybe I'm doing something wrong here. I backed the preload nuts full out, settled the forks to neutral sag with no rider on board, got on with full gear and got something like 10mm sag in the forks. Front wheel was in a chock, rear wheel on the ground. Rear shock gave about 25mm sag with factory setting.

With the fork preload nuts backed all the way out I'm not sure what else to do to get any sag on the front end. I'm 160lb without gear, but did the test with full track gear. Anything wrong here? Trying to set up for track, any input most welcome. Thanks.
A lot of people have swapped out the springs...

They're really stiff.
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Old Feb 25th 2013, 02:52 AM   #6
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Hi I'm just a rider that has someone set thi ship but here's my feedback.

By backed out I assume you mean turn the large hex input clockwise until it has no more adjustment, which makes the suspension as 'stiff' as possible I believe.

So why don't you try winding 'on' the pre-load by a couple of turns and try again, should should have more sag??

Hopefully someone with more experience will chime in.
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Old Feb 25th 2013, 03:47 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by WAfatboy View Post
Hi I'm just a rider that has someone set thi ship but here's my feedback.

By backed out I assume you mean turn the large hex input clockwise until it has no more adjustment, which makes the suspension as 'stiff' as possible I believe.

So why don't you try winding 'on' the pre-load by a couple of turns and try again, should should have more sag??

Hopefully someone with more experience will chime in.
Hi, actually by "backed out" I meant all the way up, counterclockwise. This is from input in the manual and also a setup from another rider about my size who recommended backing all the way out (softest). More research has also shown a couple of different methods for getting front sag measurement so I might need to experiment some more. Bottom line, if the springs are too stiff for a 160lb guy plus gear, then I might need to change them out.
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Does anyone know what size socket hex the pre-load nuts are?

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Old Feb 25th 2013, 05:54 AM   #9
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Does anyone know what size socket hex the pre-load nuts are?

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You can use a 32mm or 1 1/4". I didn't have a 31mm to see if it would fit any better or not.
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Old Feb 25th 2013, 06:30 AM   #10
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I would recommend that you take your bike to a professional suspension shop and have them adjust your suspension. It usually is a very worth while investment.
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