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post #1 of 6 Old 12-18-2012, 11:19 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, how do I check to see if the P.O. didn't jack with the spring rate on the rear suspension on my 09 Wee? I know he upgraded the fronts to racetech progressive springs. It just feels like the preload in back is always too low. I just put on a set of hard bags and if I put in 20lbs worth of stuff, no matter how high I jack the preload - it always feels like the rear is squatting. I have set the front to the minimum and the rear to max to no affect.

Is there a identifier on the rear spring to tell me its OEM or if he changed it? In fact - I'm not even sure if he didn't change the dogbones for shorty ones. They are currently 5.5" long center to center.

I weigh ~180 fully geared up.
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Nevermind about the dogbones - just read up on a Greywolf post that the stock units are 140mm ~= 5.5"
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post #3 of 6 Old 12-18-2012, 11:23 PM
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That sounds like a stock setup to me. The stock spring is too light for riders much over 150lbs. I've never heard of anybody replacing it with a lighter one. Stock springs are chromed. Replacements are almost always painted.

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That sounds like a stock setup to me. The stock spring is too light for riders much over 150lbs. I've never heard of anybody replacing it with a lighter one. Stock springs are chromed. Replacements are almost always painted.
Hrmmm - it looks silver painted, but not chromed. I have read thru the preload adjustment issue - and mine works fine (the preloader extends/retracts as required).

Question - there is a small straight head screw in the body of the BOTTOM of the shock mount. It has a H and S arrows (H going CCW and S going CW). I'm assuming it has something to do with bottomout. True?
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Hrmmm - it looks silver painted, but not chromed. I have read thru the preload adjustment issue - and mine works fine (the preloader extends/retracts as required).

Question - there is a small straight head screw in the body of the BOTTOM of the shock mount. It has a H and S arrows (H going CCW and S going CW). I'm assuming it has something to do with bottomout. True?
Ok, again with the nevermind. Just had to dig enough. That is the dampening adjustment. Ok.
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It may be paint at that. If it is silver, it is stock.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
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