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Hey everybody,
I've been wanting to adjust my rear preload for a little while. And since I don't wanna pay the dealer, nor have the specialty tool, does anybody know how to adjust it effectively? (Beside the hammer and chisel method)[:M6]
Thanks!!!
 

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You mean to tell us you spent ALL that money on a brand new bike and you're not willing to purchase the proper tools to sort it out?!?!?!!!

Tisk tisk
 

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It doesn't have to be a chisel. A long screwdriver will work too. [:p]

I too am cheap and don't have the right tool. I use a brass punch instead.

First off, it pisses me off that manufacturers still use the threaded adjustment. What is wrong with the ramp style? Why make it so hard?
 

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I use the old screwdriver method myself. If it were a race bike where the adjustment was made often it might be different. Sag is the kind of thing you don't mess with much once you get it set properly.
 

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Hey thanks, I didn't know the wrench was only about 5 bucks. I'll probably get that. I am not a big fan of the screwdriver method. It tends to damage the rings a little bit. THX
 
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