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11Stryker said:
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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immortal13 said:
11Stryker said:
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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sanderclause said:
immortal13 said:
11Stryker said:
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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immortal13 said:
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immortal13 said:
11Stryker said:
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?????
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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I would take a pic of the process for you, but I have the progressive spring now which is a different adjustment process.
 

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Well that's what I'll do. I've got a mid-sized hydraulic jack. I'll just get a buddy to come by and help hold the bike to make sure it doesn't fall over. I can do most mechanical stuff but this thing is hard to get at and I thought you needed that spanner wrench, so I bought one and then the mechanic still can't do it.

Had a bad hunting accident 4 yrs ago and nearly died. 26 breaks in all. Spent almost a year in a wheelchair. I've got a titanium rod in my left femur and pins in my pelvis and a totally rebilt right wrist. I walk, run and do most anything now, but I have a semi-handicapped right wrist. Still play some softball, just not quite as good lol
 

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Hey Immortal, Good idea having friend hold bike for you. just put screwdriver against side of a hole that you want to move sleeve toward. Should be relatively easy with weight off rear wheel. Try to keep jack back far enough so that you only raise rear wheel off ground.
 

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Hey Immortal, Good idea having friend hold bike for you. just put screwdriver against side of a hole that you want to move sleeve toward. Should be relatively easy with weight off rear wheel. Try to keep jack back far enough so that you only raise rear wheel off ground.
And use a piece of thin wood or rubber on the jack as well so you don't scratch the bottom of the frame.
 

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Will do Sander. Thanks for the tips guys. Looks like I didn't need the stupid spanner wrench then.
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.
 

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Will do Sander. Thanks for the tips guys. Looks like I didn't need the stupid spanner wrench then.
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.
Didn't have time to look at it today, but I will post when I do.

That's exactly what was happening with my mechanice. He guessed maybe the lowering link were the prob.....??
 

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Will do Sander. Thanks for the tips guys. Looks like I didn't need the stupid spanner wrench then.
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.


Didn't have time to look at it today, but I will post when I do.

That's exactly what was happening with my mechanice. He guessed maybe the lowering link were the prob.....??
Ok maybe the links are causing too much presser on the spring to allow it to turn especially to tighten it?
 

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Ok...got it done friday with the help of one of my guys that works for me. Tried the screwdriver method but it didn't want to turn. We put the bike on a jack and as he put the spanner wrench around the adjustment dial, I pushed the "hook" into one of the holes with a screwdriver(from the exhaust side)to make sure it was down in the whole and "caught". It moved very easily and we moved it 3 notches to a setting of 7. No more bottoming out. Thanks for the tips guys.
 

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If i do not have a jack, can i get this done? The dealership wants to charge me 50+ to give it a try.
 
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