Lowering the ride height

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I want to lower the ride height by backing out the preload of the rear shock. First, what should I use for the preload nuts? Second, what about the dampener?

-- mod (mvf4s@excite.com), August 06, 2000


There is a separate ride height adjuster. It's that rod than runs diagonally towards the back wheel and attaches to the centre of the swinging arm (with a rubber cover over the part where it connects). I don't know how to do it - my dealer did it for me. Regards

-- Bill Craigie (b.craigie@ascman.co.uk), August 07, 2000.

The diagonal tube, previously refered to, has a nut in the center. Turning the nut counter clockwise will reduce the length of the tube, thereby reducing the height.

-- Beau (ebj300zx@mindspring.com), August 07, 2000.

Make sure you first loosen the allen bolts before turning the adjustment nut.

-- Miguel Bartoli (bartoli@gate.net), August 09, 2000.

make sure you re-adjust the chain as lowering or heightening will slacken or tight'n the chain,but its all a pinch of salt .

-- rob greenwood (robg@mvagfsnet.com.uk), March 21, 2002.

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