Which direction are you facing when pushing or pulling?
Gotcha...that's what I thought. So basically, the adjustment dial needs to be turned "clockwise" to stiffen and "counter-clockwise" to soften.silverridge08 said:immortal13, If your standing on the left side of the bike where the drive belt is, pushing towards the front of the bike stiffens the preload and pulling towards the rear tire softens the preload. If you go to the other side of the bike and peek through you can see the notch where the adjustment rides on.immortal13 said:Which direction are you facing when pushing or pulling?
Oh yeah, I'm sure I do lol.Toby said:Ya that sucks so you have a check mark in the box next to (suck every penny out of him you can)immortal13 said:Yeah, I know that Toby, but I bought my bike from a dealer in Wisconsin.....and I live in Texas. I've used my local dealership for a couple of things, plus bought a few parts, oil, ect. through them. I'm sure when they pull my name up in their system it probably says in bold "DID NOT BUY BIKE FROM US".....so I kinda expected the unfriendly attitude. If they don't improve on this, I'll just buy every **** thing I need ONLINE.
You hear that Tyler Yamaha....it's called the internet!!
I bought it waaaayyyy out of state.sanderclause said:BTW the Dealer should have given you a tool bag when you bought the bike to accomplish this easily on your own.
What's that supposed to mean?11Stryker said:Yes and reading owner's manual will help also!
Were you softening or stiffening?Natedog said:Thats the way I do it!11Stryker said: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!!
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.sanderclause said:Not to speak for 11 but the manual explains the process pretty well.immortal13 said:What's that supposed to mean?11Stryker said:Yes and reading owner's manual will help also!
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.
Didn't have time to look at it today, but I will post when I do.Toby said:Let us know how that works. I too am having problems getting it to turn in the direction to tighten it up. Like I said before the mechanic at the dealer loosened it in the parking lot on the kick stand with the tool they gave me when I bought the bike. But I couldn't get it to move and the mechanic at the tire shop couldn't either and he had it up on his lift and I watched he push real hard and the hole thing moved but it would not click into the next notch. I wonder if the lowering links make it harder. And no you should not have to take anything off to get the tool on it except the side cover.immortal13 said:Will do Sander. Thanks for the tips guys. Looks like I didn't need the stupid spanner wrench then.