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post #1 of 5 Old 01-15-2010, 11:00 PM Thread Starter
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Suspension pre-load

Trying to dial in my suspension, but my pre-load screw won't budge....kinda hard to get too. Anybody know how hard I should have to crank on that thing to get it to budge?

Also, thinking about up grading my rear shock...looking at the Moab, anybody have any experience with this shock?

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post #2 of 5 Old 01-15-2010, 11:51 PM
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post #3 of 5 Old 01-16-2010, 12:20 AM Thread Starter
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ok, got the nut to spin.

yes, will being the moab soon.

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post #4 of 5 Old 01-16-2010, 12:37 AM
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Were you trying to adhjust the forks or shock? The fork do not have a opreload adjuster but MotoWizard does.
I have seen three (two riders) Moab shock fail and they stood behing the failures. There are other shocks available. Ricor is one of them.

I am looking for a rear shock. The forks are working so well it makes the stock shock standout negatively. Yesterday I rode PCH pretty hard and the Rear of the KLR could not keep up with the frontend.

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post #5 of 5 Old 01-16-2010, 02:07 PM Thread Starter
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rear shock

adjusting the rear, finally got the nut to spin. let me know what you end up buying with regards to a new rear shock...i will purchasing one soon. currently, my rear shock is the only thing that limits my riding, especially when 2up - which seems to be quite often as of late.

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