Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Spring Preload Adjuster Question
I have a question about the rear spring preload adjuster. Actually, to be more specific, my question is about the damage that is caused by turning the bolt clockwise beyond the No. 5 setting and having the preload clunk back down into the No. 1 position.
I have adjusted my spring preload twice. On both occasions I mistakenly thought that the adjuster had one more click before it went into the No. 5 position. So, it clunked back down into the No. 1 position each time.
The Owner's Manual gives the following instruction: "Do not turn the adjusting bolt in the opposite direction" to the procedure described in the manual, and that "The spring preload adjuster will be damaged by the shock" (When the bolt is adjusted in the opposite direction)
I have inadvertently turned the bolt in the opposite direction on both occasions.
How severe is any damage likely to be? If there is likely to be damage, is there any action i should take?
Does any one have any thoughts, advice or opinion that they would like to share about this?
By the way, the bike is a 2017 KLR 650....