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Offline Jon the mow

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Pre load suspension spring
« on: 21 March, 2020, 09:39:13 AM »
I found the above on page 20 of my handbook, but no clear instructions for a non mechanic like me, do any of you know of a good video link for our type of bikes, specially my A-9, thanks so much

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Re: Pre load suspension spring
« Reply #1 on: 21 March, 2020, 09:41:56 AM »
Oh, while Iíve got your attention ( hopefully) what no. 1 to 7 Would you choose for a 100kg porker ( no luggage)

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Re: Pre load suspension spring
« Reply #2 on: 21 March, 2020, 10:54:46 AM »
That's about as clear as it gets, to get any clearer you'd need someone to come along and show you or do it for you. Oh I see that's just what you want ;-)

First off give it a goodly dousing of maintenance spray. My weapon of choice is Triple QX maintenance spray from Euro Car Parts, 600 ml can for £3.29! You'll find a 'C' spanner in the onboard tool kit for turning the base, clockwise to stiffen, ant-clockwise to soften. I have mine on 5 just now, 85Kg rider and on and off with the weekend luggage. You don't really want it any stiffer than 5 unless you're loaded up with luggage and a pillion.

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Re: Pre load suspension spring
« Reply #3 on: 21 March, 2020, 12:53:26 PM »
Thatís great thanks,I was thinking 4 or 5👍👍. just off to the beacons for a ride.

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Re: Pre load suspension spring
« Reply #4 on: 21 March, 2020, 01:40:50 PM »
Try it on 4 might be a good start point, if too soft up it to 5. Easy enough to do on the hoof. Honda recommend 3 as a starting point and that is probably where it was when you got it.

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Re: Pre load suspension spring
« Reply #5 on: 21 March, 2020, 06:23:33 PM »
Will set it up on Monday night hopefully
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Thatís great thanks,I was thinking 4 or 5👍👍. just off to the beacons for a ride.

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Re: Pre load suspension spring
« Reply #6 on: 27 March, 2020, 09:46:58 PM »
Stick it on 5, and ride along with a resounding  chorus of "who eat all the pies" ringing in your ears.
It works for me.
Or it doesn't since Monday 🙁

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Re: Pre load suspension spring
« Reply #7 on: 27 March, 2020, 10:04:06 PM »
Funnily enough I was just reading the Haynes on how to do it, the picture is awful 😂.and you tube doesnít seem to have a vid of a Cnr being adjusted, I guess their are numbers somewhere on the spring that I turn

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Re: Pre load suspension spring
« Reply #8 on: 27 March, 2020, 10:05:17 PM »
CBF not cnr

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Re: Pre load suspension spring
« Reply #9 on: 27 March, 2020, 10:44:19 PM »
I don't think the numbers are actually written on it, but as an indication:-


Anyway, for starters just add one more than you think you need.
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