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05-27-2017 10:06 AM
gerdawg
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Originally Posted by mazilla View Post
So I tried to adjust with my hands and no luck. This was my third time trying to adjust that mofo. I rode down to the dealership today and was not able to find the oem adjustment tool so I bought a double sided tool that ended up being way too long. I had to cut the tool in half and then weld on a piece of steel at a 90 degree angle. After I jacked the bike up AND removed the dog bones AND sprayed everything with wd40 I was finally able to adjust the spring three turns tighter(using one hand to crank and the other to hold the tooth in the notch) before the tooth on the end of the wrench broke off...notch 7 it is!


The "5 minute" job only took me 2 hours of wrenching, 2 hours of riding and $12.



Id think lowered vines would be impossible to adjust because the shock is always compressed. Man that sounds like fun. They call for a battery denial in the official Yamaha repair manual...i used to adjust all the time from the side of the bike no problems.
05-27-2017 02:17 AM
mazilla So I tried to adjust with my hands and no luck. This was my third time trying to adjust that mofo. I rode down to the dealership today and was not able to find the oem adjustment tool so I bought a double sided tool that ended up being way too long. I had to cut the tool in half and then weld on a piece of steel at a 90 degree angle. After I jacked the bike up AND removed the dog bones AND sprayed everything with wd40 I was finally able to adjust the spring three turns tighter(using one hand to crank and the other to hold the tooth in the notch) before the tooth on the end of the wrench broke off...notch 7 it is!


The "5 minute" job only took me 2 hours of wrenching, 2 hours of riding and $12.

04-30-2017 12:41 AM
Draeger
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Originally Posted by DraEagWol View Post
Here's a Quick Video on how to easily adjust your rear shock with just your hand,... Enjoy!
Clever... and thanks for the video!
04-29-2017 12:22 PM
DraEagWol Here's a Quick Video on how to easily adjust your rear shock with just your hand,... Enjoy! lol - (sry no beer in the video Mikoloe !)

https://youtu.be/hXJVB4bxkLo

08-06-2015 10:17 AM
Adrenaline Revolution
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Originally Posted by B-Rad View Post
What size spanner wrench do I need. 1/2 to 2" work??
You need the shock wrench (Spanner) that came with your bike's tool kit.
08-06-2015 09:16 AM
B-Rad What size spanner wrench do I need. 1/2 to 2" work??
07-15-2015 01:18 PM
fuman I can access mine without removing belt guard. come in from left side to lower shock tension and come in from right side to raise it.
its literally a 1-2 minute adjustment if your hands aren't too big
07-06-2015 09:19 PM
27193
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Originally Posted by mikoloe View Post
Ok, how many beers (drinks) did it take you. well worth adjusting!
Two! One when I got the tools and one more when I went to get the pipe for leverage walked past the cooler anyhow , took less than five minutes to actually adjust it.
07-06-2015 08:35 PM
mikoloe
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Originally Posted by slick View Post
Second easiest adjustment I have done! She likes it hard! #9 for 435lbs
Ok, how many beers (drinks) did it take you. well worth adjusting!
07-04-2015 02:46 PM
27193 Second easiest adjustment I have done! She likes it hard! #9 for 435lbs
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