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post #11 of 16 Old 04-20-2018, 10:16 AM
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Its easy enough to just get in there and find out, no? Like mpp said, it aint rocket science. It should be a learning experience so just get in there and do some trial and error, its not like you'll break something just adjusting the pre-load, or id hope not anyway. If i tell you what direction, itll just confuse you further. And yes, if you are increasing pre-load you'd probably just tighten the collar and then lock the top collar down once yer done. Just depends on which direction you're going. I've laid it all out for ya. Something still tells me yer gonna pull a squat rack down on top of you though lol.

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post #12 of 16 Old 04-20-2018, 01:26 PM
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Loosen the rings from one another. Then tighten the ring that adjoins/touches the spring so it compresses the spring further. Many times, turning the spring will move the ring. You are welcome.
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You should set race sag(rider on bike in neutral position) at 30 mm +- for street riding. Find a YouTube video for info on setting race sag.
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To answer your question about which way to turn the rings, look at the threads and which way they disappear into the locking rings. This tells you how to turn it no matter which way you are looking at them.
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Something still tells me yer gonna pull a squat rack down on top of you though lol.
I doubt it, lol. This is what I have https://www.fitnessfactoryoutlet.com...m-wb-pr16.html

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To answer your question about which way to turn the rings, look at the threads and which way they disappear into the locking rings. This tells you how to turn it no matter which way you are looking at them.
Bravo! Well said, and in fact I glanced at the threads this morning for that very reason. I've done some work to my bike and other bikes in the past (I swear, lol). Changing tires, chains, sprockets, air filters, block off plates, fuel pumps, even a little electrical work. Nothing to big, but I know what damage I am capable of, and with this being a new bike, I just wanted to be absolutely certain I knew what I was in for and doing BEFORE i start doing it. :)

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