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I searched in the forum, and found mountains of text, but I'm looking for some photos and a simple explanation of the process.
Can anybody remember a thread here that shows that process?
Perhaps somebody can post an image?
Thanks.
 
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Unless I'm missing the point it really doesn't need an image ... Put screwdriver in slot in adjuster at end of fork tube, tighten to increase preload, loosen to decrease preload. Repeat for other side.
 

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Unless I'm missing the point it really doesn't need an image ... Put screwdriver in slot in adjuster at end of fork tube, tighten to increase preload, loosen to decrease preload. Repeat for other side.
... further (I no longer have the manual), isn't the procedure outlined in the manual?... As SCraig says, adjust both sides to the same # of turns "Righty tighty... lefty loosey"....
 

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... further (I no longer have the manual), isn't the procedure outlined in the manual?... As SCraig says, adjust both sides to the same # of turns "Righty tighty... lefty loosey"....
Thanks for your help. I personally like to see photos, not read dry manual's text or diagrams..
But when I get back home today I will look at the manual and try to look for these instructions. I'll probably take a photo of that screw and post it for verification - don't want to tighten the wrong screw (some an old thread here someone almost tightened the wrong one, and GreyWolf corrected him. But I was wondering where are the photos? :confused: )

I have another question, perhaps answered by the manual - how much too tighten the screw?
I don't want to break it by over tightening.
 

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Thanks for your help. I personally like to see photos, not read dry manual's text or diagrams..
But when I get back home today I will look at the manual and try to look for these instructions. I'll probably take a photo of that screw and post it for verification - don't want to tighten the wrong screw (some an old thread here someone almost tightened the wrong one, and GreyWolf corrected him. But I was wondering where are the photos? :confused: )

I have another question, perhaps answered by the manual - how much too tighten the screw?
I don't want to break it by over tightening.
You can't adjust the wrong screw. There is only one sticking dead out of the center of the fork tube. There are marks on the side showing how much they are out of the tube.

As to how much, I have no idea. I've never adjusted mine.
 

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Thanks for your help. I personally like to see photos, not read dry manual's text or diagrams..
But when I get back home today I will look at the manual and try to look for these instructions. I'll probably take a photo of that screw and post it for verification - don't want to tighten the wrong screw (some an old thread here someone almost tightened the wrong one, and GreyWolf corrected him. But I was wondering where are the photos? :confused: )

I have another question, perhaps answered by the manual - how much too tighten the screw?
I don't want to break it by over tightening.
It's the big slotted screw at the top of each fork tube. You use a big flat blade screwdriver to adjust... Right to increase preload, left to decrease preload....
 

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Three ways to go---the preload adjustment screw, the length of the spacer atop the spring, and the choice of springs. The first is the easiest. The last is the most important ('cuz if you don't have the right spring for your loaded riding weight, you can't get the right setting). All three are necessary.

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This picture was not taken for the purpose of showing how to adjust the front suspention preload, but it shows the position of the screws. There are lines on the screws that allow you to see the position of the screw so you can adjust the other side the same.

I hope it helps.
 

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And as for getting the measurements, put a zip tie around the fork and slide it as far down the male part (he he) as you can. You can then load and unload the suspension as needed to get the required measurements. You can leave the zip tie on and go for a ride, too, to see how much travel you are actually using.
 

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This picture was not taken for the purpose of showing how to adjust the front suspention preload, but it shows the position of the screws. There are lines on the screws that allow you to see the position of the screw so you can adjust the other side the same.

I hope it helps.
Hi, thanks for sending this.
Yes, I already figured it out after reading the user manual as was suggested to me..RTFM..now I know.. :mrgreen:
I wonder if there is a dedicated tool for that - a screw driver would damage it.
Will probably go say hi to the dealer - he must have the right tool for the job.
 

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Three ways to go---the preload adjustment screw, the length of the spacer atop the spring, and the choice of springs. The first is the easiest. The last is the most important ('cuz if you don't have the right spring for your loaded riding weight, you can't get the right setting). All three are necessary.

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@PTRider, @GreyWolf and others - Sorry, but I didn't get any updates from Stromtrooper on your posts :headbang: just noticed that from last post.
It happens all the time - the forum doesn't notify properly.
Thanks for the info!
 

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[QUOTE=BigMan) I'll probably take a photo of that screw and post it for verification - don't want to tighten the wrong screw

:green_lol::confused::green_lol::confused:
 

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BigMan) I'll probably take a photo of that screw and post it for verification - don't want to tighten the wrong screw :green_lol::confused::green_lol::confused:[/QUOTE said:
Yes, it does sound funny in retrospective..:mrgreen:
 
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