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  1. effingidiot

    preload caps.

    They'r off,one side came off the other side stripped.The side that stripped,i banged a 21mm hex on with a lump hammer.It was a nice tight fit,that shifted it.
  2. Biker Dash

    Preload adjustment

    Ok, I know how the preload is adjusted on the front, (hate air preload adjustment, but at least it IS adjustable lol) but which nob on the shock is it for the preload on the back? The top or bottom? Also, should I adjust the rebound dampening when I have a passenger?
  3. G

    Preload Spacers

    Does anyone know where to get preload spacers? I cut mine too short and currently have 0.00" of preload. I'm sure I can call up Racetech, but they may charge me an arm and a leg. Thanks, Glen
  4. jedi-

    Fork preload adjusters

    What you're looking at is type 1 and type 2 (early/late forks) preload adjusters. I've got to make the locknuts and spark a hex drive in the ends but otherwise done. These will be anodised after I make the nuts. Should allow a good adjustment range.
  5. MaxMidnight

    Pre-load top nuts

    In the late eighties, early nineties the Japanese factories realised that customers wanted some adjustment on the front forks. I seem to recall that there were machines with pre-load adjusters built into the top nut of the front forks. Is anyone aware if there are any out there that are the...
  6. COP RUNNER

    Adjusting the preload on shocks

    I JUST PUT ON NEW 13 INCH PROGRESSIVE SHOCKS & TOOK OFF MY 1 YEAR OLD 12.5 IN PROGRESSIVE SHOCKS . .. WHEN I PUT THE 12.5'S ON LAST YEAR AND ADJUSTED THE PRELOAD WITH THE WRENCH THEY GIVE YOU , SCRATCHES THE PAINT A LITTLE AND WHILE TURNING IT , THE PAINT GETS SCRAPED OFF OF THE DIFFERENT "...
  7. R

    Adjusting preload OE springs

    Any recommendations for adjusting preload on the OE springs without the toolkit tool? Aftermarket tools possibly? I don't feel like spending almost 200$ for an OE toolkit.
  8. Shuriken

    OEM Shocks: Preload and damping

    Which adjusts which? Does the dial on the top of the shock adjust damping and the bottom piece adjust pre-load?
  9. R

    OE shock preload adjustment

    are there any other tools that can be purchased to adjust the preload on the rear shocks without the OE toolkit tool?
  10. gleno

    Fork Spring Pre-load Spacer Settings

    I need input on this issue :confused2: I have progressive springs fitted inside 40mm ('88 model) fork tubes. The forks are lowered with 2 x 1" lowering springs per side. Fork oil is 10 weight. Forks are also fitted with Race Tech cartridge emulators set at 2 turns. Air kit is still fitted...
  11. B

    adjustable preload fork caps

    hello everyone, modern bikes have adjustable preload on the top of the fork tubes which controls sage on the front end and prelodes the springs . does anyone know of a aftermarket setup or a yamaha part from a different bike that would fit on a late model vmax stock front end? thank you.:a014...
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