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post #1 of 5 Old 07-03-2019, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
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Rear Preload knob stopping point?

Hey guys,

My pre load knob doesn't seem to have a stopping point. When I rotate the knob either direction, it clicks every quarter of a turn.

Is this normal? I don't see any movement with the shock either.

Any help or info would be greatly appreciated.
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post #2 of 5 Old 07-04-2019, 02:56 AM
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I don't know how far it is from lock to lock but it's a long freakin' ways. I was surprised when I went to set the rear sag after I had the shock rebuilt just how much cranking I had to do to get it set. Quarter-turn increments won't be noticeable.

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post #3 of 5 Old 07-04-2019, 07:06 AM
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If you watch the shock while turning the knob you should be able to see if things are moving as they should.

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Turning the adjuster clockwise the resistance to turning should increase as you approach maximum preload. If this is not happening you definitely have a problem. Try removing the knob to see if it has deformed on the shaft ?

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post #5 of 5 Old 07-18-2019, 04:36 PM
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I discovered the knob expanding at each turn feeling like its working. No change to actual preload mechanism. Threw the soft plastic
knob in the parts bin and a 14mm wrench in top box for easy access.
Whose got the cool CNC Billet aluminum replacement knob?
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