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Checking The Riding Sag Of The Shock Absorber; Adjusting The Spring Preload Of The Shock Absorber - Husqvarna TE 125 EU Owner's Manual

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11
TUNING THE CHASSIS
11.8

Checking the riding sag of the shock absorber

11.9

Adjusting the spring preload of the shock absorber

Caution
Danger of accidents Disassembly of pressurized parts can lead to injury.
The shock absorber is filled with high density nitrogen. Adhere to the description provided. (Your authorized Husqvarna work-
shop will be glad to help.)
Info
Before changing the spring preload, make a note of the present setting, e.g., by measuring the length of the spring.
Measure distance
With another person holding the motorcycle, the rider, wearing full protective cloth-
ing, sits on the seat in a normal sitting position (feet on footrests) and bounces up
A
0 0 A
and down a few times.
The rear wheel suspension levels out.
Another person now measures the distance between the rear axle and a fixed point.
Note down the value as dimension
Info
The riding sag is the difference between measurements
Check the riding sag.
Guideline
Riding sag (TE 125)
0 0 C
C
Riding sag (TE 250/300)
»
If the riding sag differs from the specified measurement:
Adjust the riding sag.
400990-10
Preparatory work
Raise the motorcycle with the lift stand. (
Remove the right side cover. (
Remove the main silencer. (
Remove the shock absorber.
After removing the shock absorber, clean it thoroughly.
Main work
Loosen screw
Turn adjusting ring
Hook wrench (T106S)
Measure the overall spring length while the spring is not under tension.
Tighten the spring by turning adjusting ring
Guideline
Spring preload (TE 125)
Spring preload (TE 250/300)
Info
Depending on the static sag and/or the riding sag, it may be necessary to
increase or decrease the spring preload.
Tighten screw
Guideline
Screw, shock absorber adjusting ring
401025-10
of the unloaded rear wheel. (
A
.
C
(
p. 40)
x
x
p. 55)
p. 54)
(
p. 50)
x
.
1
until the spring is no longer under tension.
2
.
1
p. 38)
and
A
100 mm (3.94 in)
100 mm (3.94 in)
p. 43)
to measurement
.
2
A
13 mm (0.51 in)
10 mm (0.39 in)
M5
5 Nm (3.7 lbf ft)
39
.
C

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