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Stuck Rebound Adjuster...

Hi guys and gals . I just bought a 2011 650 abs, with 5,000 miles and in new condition...However , the rear shock rebound adjuster is frozen tight ,and won't turn left or right...seems to be stuck from never been turned by the first owner...does anyone have a clue to get it to turn?...I tried some wd40 but no go...also how many turns around from hard to soft should the screw have? Thanks and a great place you guys have here
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Are you looking at the correct side of the shock? One side has a screw that is pinned into place and doesn't turn. The other side has a screw that turns. In any case, don't worry, the rebound adjuster is inadequate no matter where it is set.

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Suspension Adjustment

Has a lot of good info about setting the bike up. I would check my manual, but I have the '12, and I believe it is different.

As for getting the adjuster loose, you might try a battery-powered impact drill driver with the right bit, at the lowest clutch setting. Be careful not to strip out the adjuster, though. The vibration may well work it loose.

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Are you looking at the correct side of the shock? One side has a screw that is pinned into place and doesn't turn. The other side has a screw that turns. In any case, don't worry, the rebound adjuster is inadequate no matter where it is set.
Oh Oh ,Thanks for that great link ...I have been trying to turn the wrong screw.... I must be getting old...well...58 is kinda old...cheers guys ,and thanks for all your great info...I just ordered a set of Bridgestone Balttlewings 501 and 502 and soon a Seat Concepts seat and ...well...lots of mods...I had a 2005 DL650 for 20.000 smiles and then 5 other bikes , now back on a sweet 2011 DL650 abs that my 2013 KLR650 is parked next too...Ride safe all...

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