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Hello, apologies in advance if this is a duplicate topic.

In the 09-12 Service Manual, there seems to be contradictory recommendations for how to adjust the rear spring preload.

From page 472 (13-18):
Spring Preload Setting
Standard: Spring length 179 mm (7.05 in.)
Usable Range: Spring length 179 ∼ 190 mm (7.05 ∼
7.48 in.)

○The standard adjusting nut setting for an average-build
rider of 68 kg (150 lb) with no passenger and no accessories
is 179 mm (7.05 in.) spring length.
As I read this, you should leave the spring at minimum extension for lightweight (150 lb) riders, and extend it out depending on how heavy you are. Is this correct?

On the very next page of the manual (13-19), there is this chart:



See Load column. This advice appears to contradict what they just told us about leaving the spring at minimum extension for lighter riders.

Appreciate any clarification on this.
 

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I think you're right. You compress (preload) the spring for heavier riders. That's weird it would say that. May be a typo.
 

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Youtube : Dave Moss suspension setup. Get a tape measure, gear up and have a friend measure the amount of sag you have when sitting on the bike. Adjust accordingly.
 
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