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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-30-2011, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
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Rear Spring question

I've been wondering about the pre-load settings on my rear springs. The adjustment turns real easily from 1 to 4 and I don't see anything changing. Is this normal? On my Hyosung it was really stiff and you could feel the tension increasing and decreasing as you turned it. I set it all the way down to 1 when I took it out today, first day in over a week, and the rear end felt squirrely going aroudn a few corners.

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this adjustment control fluid/air flow rates basicly so you wont notice much until you ride...

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other bikes i have had, the adjustments were to the preload on the spring, but on the Vulcan i think these adjustments are for the 'rebound'... like putting stiffer shocks on your car rather than stiffer springs.

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I have a 2005 VN750. This is what my owners manual says; There called the rebound damping force adjuster. There for different road and load conditions. The force can be left soft for average riding but should be adjusted harder for high speed or riding with a passenger. The standard Setting for an average build rider (150 lb) with no passenger and no accessories is 2. There is also a chart, i will try to explain. For setting 4 the damping force is strongest, the ride is harder, is for heavy loads, is for bad road conditions and used for higher speeds. I just gave to the info for the #4 setting you should be able to understand what happens if you move it to the lower settings. Hope this was helpful. There is also a warning in the manual if you dont have both shocks set the same.

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The shocks do not have any pre load adjusters. This is why they suck...


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Well I guess that clears it up. I guess I should check the air pressure in the shocks once in a while... I think the chart is in my owners manual if I can find it...

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