This doesn't help me (right now) to try to adjust my rear spring a few notches.Even if you can master the tricky technique for adjusting the preload on the OEM shock, you are still working with something that, IMO, is probably the most underperforming component on the bike. This crude, low-budget item detracts substantially from the performance and comfort potential of the bike. In terms of upgrades, if you are interested in improving your Duke's performance, investing in a proper shock (ie. Ohlins, JRI, Penske, YSS, Nitron, M Shock, Wilbers, R6 Conversion, etc,) will yield far better results than fitting an aftermarket exhaust. Just my thought.
This is exactly how I went up a notch from stock 3 to 4. Took 5 seconds once the wrench was on the shock.yeah, i have no issues either, stand on the right side of the bike, grab the coil wrench and the handle extension out of the tool pouch and just turn it from behind the frame
I was able to adjust preload on the stock shock using the tool that came with the bike pretty easily. I think that I had to go at it from different sides depending on what setting the shock collar was on and flipping the tool over helped when it didn't quite line up.Does anyone have a workable technique for adjusting the rear spring preload without taking the shock off the bike? The manual shows a disembodied hand adjusting the spring with a c-spanner through the bars of the trellis frame. I have tried, but never succeeded at this - it's a devilish task. I would like to be able to make adjustments, but a questionable design makes this quasi-impossible. Help!
I was able to adjust preload on the stock shock using the tool that came with the bike pretty easily. I think that I had to go at it from different sides depending on what setting the shock collar was on and flipping the tool over helped when it didn't quite line up.
No need for twisted knickers, Mate! Brammers was just trying to be helpful by giving you a handy mnemonic: ie, a device such as a rhyme or acronym for assisting memory. "Righty tighty, lefty loosey" helps to remember that turning a screw to the right (ie clockwise) tightens, to the left (counter-clockwise) loosens. Similarly, "Spring forward, fall back" is a mnemonic that helps to remember which direction to turn the clock when changing between North American Standard Time and Daylight Savings Time in the spring and fall.That doesn't help me one bit! Firstly "righty tighty" written down makes you look seriously childish, and secondly it doesn't answer the question. Thanks though.