Rear Shock Absorber
To suit to various riding conditions, the spring preload of
the shock absorber can be adjusted or the spring can be
replaced with an optional one. Also the damping force can
be adjusted easily so changing oil viscosity unnecessary.
Rebound Damping Adjustment
Turn the rebound damping adjuster [A] on the rear shock
absorber lower end with a flat tip screwdriver until you feel
If the damper setting feels too soft or too stiff, adjust it in
accordance with the following table.
Seated position [A]: adjuster turned fully clockwise.
Do not force the rebound damping force adjuster
beyond the fully seated position, or the adjusting
mechanism may be damaged.
Rebound Damping Adjuster Setting
(US, CA, AU) 12 clicks [B]
(EUR, BR) 14 clicks [C]
Softer (Counterclockwise) [D]
Harder (Clockwise) [E]
*: Although you can turn the adjuster beyond the ad-
justable range, effecting no changes to damping
force, use it within the adjustable range.
Adjustment of the rebound damping adjuster for the rear
suspension will slightly affect the compression damping
force. Always make any damping adjustments in small
steps and test their effects before using them in com-
Compression Damping Adjustment
There are two adjustments you can make to the rear
shock absorber gas reservoir.
High Speed Compression Damping Adjuster [A]
Low Speed Compression Damping Adjuster [B]
Adjust the high speed compression damping, turn the
high speed compression damping adjuster with a 14 mm
If the damping feels too soft or too stiff, adjust it in accor-
dance with the following table.