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Quick reference guide (part 3).
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SUSPENSION 12-11
*
If the spring action feels too soft or too stiff, adjust it as
in the front
spring
preload adjustment section of this
chapter
.
Rear Shock Absorber
Rebound Damping Force Adjustment
The rebound damping force
adjuster
at the lower end
of the rear shock absorber has 4
positions
so that the
rebound damping force can be adjusted for different road
and loading
conditions.
The numbers on the adjuster
show the setting
position.
A. Rebound Damping Force Adjuster
B. Number
1.
Spring
Length
2.
Locknut
'
. ~
'
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4
3.
Adjusting Nut
4.
Spring
If the damping feels too soft or too stiff, adjust it in
accordance with the following
table:
Position
1
I
2
I
3
I
4
Damping Force
- - -
-+
Larger
Removal
• Remove the follow
ing.
Seats
Side Cover Assembly
Rear Brake
Reservoir
Bracket
Shock Absorber Reservoir
Clamps
(loosen)
Rear Fender Upper
Mounting Bolts,
Nuts
• Remove the shock absorber
reservoir
from the bracket.
then pull it forward between the rear frame and the rear
fender.
o
The standard
setting pOSItIOn
of the adjuster for an
average-build rider of 68 kg (150 Ib) w
ith
no passenger
and no accessories is No.1 .
• Turn the rebound damping force adjuster to the desired
number until you feel a click
.
Spring Preload Adjustment
.Remove the shock absorber from the frame (see th
is
chapter) .
• Loosen the locknut and turn out the adjusting nut to
free the spring using stem nut wrenches (special tools:
57001-1100) .
• Measure the spring free
length.
.Turn in the adjusting nut to the
desired
position and
tighten the locknut.
A. Shock Absorber Reservoir
B.
Clamp
Spring Preload Setting
Standard:
Spring free length minus 12 mm
Usable Range:
Spring free length minus 12 to
24 mm (weaker to stronger)
• Remove the follow
ing
.
Lower Fairings (see Frame chapter)
Tie-Rod
Bolts
.
Nut
(lower)
Rear Shock Absorber Mounting Nut (upper and
lower,
do not remove the bolt as yet.)

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