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my rear shock on my bike, the compression adjuster just keeps turning n never stops and my rebound only has 1 adjustment (its seized a bit) if i set the preload for my weight will that be extremely dodgy because i cant set the comp or rebound?


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Evolution2810 wrote:
my rear shock on my bike, the compression adjuster just keeps turning n never stops and my rebound only has 1 adjustment (its seized a bit) if i set the preload for my weight will that be extremely dodgy because i cant set the comp or rebound?


Whats the rebound like? is it returning to quick * is it tryin ta buck ya off :lol: * is the back end bottoming out? if no to any of these then it should be ok to back of the shock a bit ..... just try it n see.


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pomster wrote:
Evolution2810 wrote:
my rear shock on my bike, the compression adjuster just keeps turning n never stops and my rebound only has 1 adjustment (its seized a bit) if i set the preload for my weight will that be extremely dodgy because i cant set the comp or rebound?


Whats the rebound like? is it returning to quick * is it tryin ta buck ya off :lol: * is the back end bottoming out? if no to any of these then it should be ok to back of the shock a bit ..... just try it n see.


im not the most experienced with this sorta stuff but to mee the rebound is ok if you push it down it returns not too quick n it never tries to buck me off n keeps good traction, n yea the back end is bottoming out. its not backing the spring off i need to do i need to stiffen it as when i sit on the bike the back end sinks quite far

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Evolution2810 wrote:
pomster wrote:
Evolution2810 wrote:
my rear shock on my bike, the compression adjuster just keeps turning n never stops and my rebound only has 1 adjustment (its seized a bit) if i set the preload for my weight will that be extremely dodgy because i cant set the comp or rebound?


Whats the rebound like? is it returning to quick * is it tryin ta buck ya off :lol: * is the back end bottoming out? if no to any of these then it should be ok to back of the shock a bit ..... just try it n see.


im not the most experienced with this sorta stuff but to mee the rebound is ok if you push it down it returns not too quick n it never tries to buck me off n keeps good traction, n yea the back end is bottoming out. its not backing the spring off i need to do i need to stiffen it as when i sit on the bike the back end sinks quite far

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Stiffen it up then

Stiffen the shock by turning the two castle nuts on top of the shock, do this when the bike is on its stand. Measure from a point on the swingarm ie. axle to a point higher up on the bike something in a arc movement then take the bike off its stand. Sit on the bike and have a friend retake the measurement ...... you should be looking for a measurment around 90/100mm less.


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pomster wrote:
Stiffen it up then

Stiffen the shock by turning the two castle nuts on top of the shock, do this when the bike is on its stand. Measure from a point on the swingarm ie. axle to a point higher up on the bike something in a arc movement then take the bike off its stand. Sit on the bike and have a friend retake the measurement ...... you should be looking for a measurment around 90/100mm less.


cheers dude ill get my dad to give me a hand doin it dunno when ill get it done cos i fractured my elbow last saturday so im in no rush for it to be done haha


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evo, if your shock is as you describe, its fooked and needs a service. you are wasting your time trying to adjust it, just get it sent off to a good suspension guy and get it repaired and serviced.


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wavydave13 wrote:
evo, if your shock is as you describe, its fooked and needs a service. you are wasting your time trying to adjust it, just get it sent off to a good suspension guy and get it repaired and serviced.


yea i know its pretty much fucked but i aint got the cash to spend on it wish i did but i just aint lol


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Evolution2810 wrote:
wavydave13 wrote:
evo, if your shock is as you describe, its fooked and needs a service. you are wasting your time trying to adjust it, just get it sent off to a good suspension guy and get it repaired and serviced.


yea i know its pretty much fucked but i aint got the cash to spend on it wish i did but i just aint lol


yea but as sir davey said its still fucked and needs a good service when you get the dosh


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