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Old 08-03-2010, 10:33 PM
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So I decided to try can set my sag because me being a bigger guy (225) I knew it needed to be stiffer. I went out and got the spanner and tried to adjust it only to find out it seemed to move only one click.

My question is am I to heavy for the what I think is the stock spring even though the book says it can carry up to 300+ pounds. Do I need to try and find a stiffer spring? Or am adjusting it some how wrong? I couldn't really tell where the mark is that lines up to the number on the collar..

Any advice is welcome, besides the obvious of me losing weight.. I'm working on that :-P

Old 08-04-2010, 08:33 AM
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Turn the preload all the way to the max (which it might be already). I think the rear shock is a ramp collar so it can only turn so much.

BTW, the stock stuff will not let you get a good sag number. Set the preload to max and then put the comp. reb in the middle and go from there. There isn't a lot you can do or even adjust with the stock stuff however.
Old 08-04-2010, 11:16 AM
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if youre having a hard time turning the the collar try shooting it with some lube. Mine froze up on me and i went to put it up to ride a passenger and coulnt get it up all the way.
Old 08-04-2010, 12:17 PM
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Use an extension. The rear preload adjuster is a real bitch to turn. There are 7 settings. and If you pull hard enough, 7 will snap back down to 1.
Old 08-04-2010, 12:49 PM
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The spring is not ideal for your weight but you can make it work fine for street and canyon riding. I've ridden 2up [around 270lbs combined] canyon runs at blistering speeds to the point of breaking both peg feelers off so the suspension can be made to work.
Old 08-05-2010, 12:14 PM
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