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  1. Preload adjustment without center stand?

    DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    Greetings. I'm a newb to motorcycles (used to trail ride) and the V-strom. I am planning a moto/camping trip in a month or so, and am thinking about how to set-up my suspension for the load. Also, I'd like to know how to make rough adjustments for taking the odd passenger here and there. I have...
  2. Preload dial difficulties

    Suspension and Tire Tech
    I would like to be able to adjust the rear preload to fit my needs (switching between solo and 2-up). However, my dial won't turn at all. Well, maybe 1/300th of a degree. Has anyone had this issue? If so, what can I do to get that baby spinning again? Previous owner said he had it set at 5. I am...
  3. Fork dive & sag

    V-Strom Service & Maintenance Questions/Discussion
    Questions abound here. I tried installing new fork springs today and dumping the fluid. The new springs are RaceTech straight rate, I think .95kg. (Got them from Sasquatch when he rebuilt my shock.) The replaced spring is some kind of progressive spring - from the pics it doesn't look stock...