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Old 04-17-2012, 09:17 PM   #21 (permalink)
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BTW the Dealer should have given you a tool bag when you bought the bike to accomplish this easily on your own.
I bought it waaaayyyy out of state.
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Yes and reading owner's manual will help also!
What's that supposed to mean?


Btw, the bike was on a motorcycle jack. He tried with a big pair of channel-lock pliers and claimed it wouldn't move. Guess I'll try the hammer and screwdriver technique. I'll have to go back by the shop because I don't have a motorcycle jack.
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Jack it up, take both small side covers off right side, use a long screwdriver and tap lightly with hammer in slot of adjustment ring to adjust. 5 minutes top!!
Thats the way I do it!
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Jack it up, take both small side covers off right side, use a long screwdriver and tap lightly with hammer in slot of adjustment ring to adjust. 5 minutes top!!
Thats the way I do it!
Were you softening or stiffening?
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Yes and reading owner's manual will help also!
What's that supposed to mean?


Btw, the bike was on a motorcycle jack. He tried with a big pair of channel-lock pliers and claimed it wouldn't move. Guess I'll try the hammer and screwdriver technique. I'll have to go back by the shop because I don't have a motorcycle jack.
Not to speak for 11 but the manual explains the process pretty well.
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Jack it up, take both small side covers off right side, use a long screwdriver and tap lightly with hammer in slot of adjustment ring to adjust. 5 minutes top!!
Thats the way I do it!
Were you softening or stiffening?
I have adjusted both ways for i or 2up riding.
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Yes and reading owner's manual will help also!
What's that supposed to mean?


Btw, the bike was on a motorcycle jack. He tried with a big pair of channel-lock pliers and claimed it wouldn't move. Guess I'll try the hammer and screwdriver technique. I'll have to go back by the shop because I don't have a motorcycle jack.
Not to speak for 11 but the manual explains the process pretty well.
I read the dang manual.....AND I took it to a bike mechanic. I have a totally reconstructed right wrist, so some things aren't easy for me to do anymore....hence the mechanic. For some reason, this jakeleg can't seem to turn the **** thing and I'm trying to understand why. Yes I'm frustrated LOL. If I have to drive 30 miles to the Yami dealer, wait forever, and overpay to get it done I'm going to be really pissed.

Thanks for all the helpful tips. I'm going to try the screwdriver method
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Yes and reading owner's manual will help also!
What's that supposed to mean?


Btw, the bike was on a motorcycle jack. He tried with a big pair of channel-lock pliers and claimed it wouldn't move. Guess I'll try the hammer and screwdriver technique. I'll have to go back by the shop because I don't have a motorcycle jack.
Not to speak for 11 but the manual explains the process pretty well.
I read the dang manual.....AND I took it to a bike mechanic. I have a totally reconstructed right wrist, so some things aren't easy for me to do anymore....hence the mechanic. For some reason, this jakeleg can't seem to turn the **** thing and I'm trying to understand why. Yes I'm frustrated LOL. If I have to drive 30 miles to the Yami dealer, wait forever, and overpay to get it done I'm going to be really pissed.

Thanks for all the helpful tips. I'm going to try the screwdriver method
Hey Friend, you and I need to live nearer each other! I will help you with the mechanical and you help me with the electrical. We could both save some money!!
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Lol 11....maybe that's what we need to do.

Really, I'm frustrated because it seems simple but this **** bike mechanic can't even do it....wtf?????
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Lol 11....maybe that's what we need to do.

Really, I'm frustrated because it seems simple but this **** bike mechanic can't even do it....wtf?????
We get ya man, we just want to help. tough luck with the wrist that sucks. I'm a mechanic so I forget sometimes this stuff does not come naturally for some. Anyway giver **** with the screw driver. Also you can carefully take just the weight off with a regular car jack and try it that way. "carefully"
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