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post #1 of 25 Old 03-31-2010, 05:46 PM Thread Starter
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Motowizrd Preload Adjusters

Motowizard pre-load adjusters are good things! I owe thanks to Tim for turning me on to these. Frst off, they are of the best build quality. Functionally, they are easy to install and easy to adjust. I am plagued by winds on the KLR and nearly got blown down in sweepers twice this morning by realllly heavy, gusty winds. Recovery was effortless and without drama, unlike similar situations in the past. I felt the front end was more firmly planted with a bit of pre-load (remember, I'm running 240 lbs all by my handsome self, and usually run with quite a load of crap on the bike) at the front end.

Consider these, if you weigh more than about 150 pounds. Worth every penny.

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post #2 of 25 Old 03-31-2010, 08:51 PM
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Amen!

I love mine! Combined with the Eagle Mike fork brace, You just point the front end into the turns, and it NEVER waivers. One of the best upgrades you can make to the front end.

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Damn you both. Allright, what the hell are these things now?!?!?

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If you have your preload set properly, what advantage do these have other than being able to add preload if you're carrying additional weight?
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If you have your preload set properly, what advantage do these have other than being able to add preload if you're carrying additional weight?
It keeps the front end planted in the turns(depending on how you set them) You have 1" of adjustment from soft to stiff.

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I was just looking at em on Arrowhead, but couldn't see a price?




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I was just looking at em on Arrowhead, but couldn't see a price?
$125.95 and $99.95 Ya better get some glasses.
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If you have your preload set properly, what advantage do these have other than being able to add preload if you're carrying additional weight?

That's the advantage. I travel out to the desert carrying an extra 60-70 pounds of camping gear. Once I'm out there and have shed all that stuff, I should be able to back the pre-load off for better off-road handling.

Hopefully, less compromise and more optimization.

So far, it looks good.

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Au contraire, mon frere.

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I instlled mine this winter, and I am still dialing them in. Gerrrr It has snowed for the last tow days.

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