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 standard tip screwdriver until
you feel a click.
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
16 clicks [B] (KX450FC)
19 clicks [C] (KX450FD ∼)
(EUR, BR, TH) 20 clicks [D] (KX450FD ∼)
Softer (Counterclockwise) [E]
Harder (Clockwise) [F]
*: Number of turns counterclockwise usable range - 33
clicks or more.
Counterclockwise from the fully seated position.
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]