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post #1 of 9 Old 12-12-2006, 10:43 AM
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Rear pre-load?

How do you guy's adjust the rear pre-load? Special tool, or just bump it around with whatever?

I do not have a service maual yet, sorry ofr the d question. I know I had special spanners for my other bikes.

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post #2 of 9 Old 12-12-2006, 10:50 AM
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Check under your seat.

I have a special spanner included in the factory "tool" kit.

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post #3 of 9 Old 12-12-2006, 11:51 AM
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I had one allen wrench in my tool kit. That is all. I'd like to know the answer to this question as well. I'm tempted to get a big screw driver and a mallet, but it may be better to just get the tool. What do you guys think?

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post #4 of 9 Old 12-12-2006, 12:08 PM
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Even with the factory tool it can be an effort in frustration. A cheater on the factory tool usually helps since the handle is so short, but it's hard to get it to budge even then. A well placed and carefully smacked screwdriver seems to start rotation better, and the tool can finish the job after that. But if you don't have the tool I don't think I would purchase it. I've have before, and would do again, the whole job with a screwdriver. (at your own risk)

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I did it on my 919 with the tool & remembering it going easy--I had one side cover off. I can't remember if I did this on the 919 but I usually use one hand for the tool then twist as hard as I can on the spring with my other hand & it goes fine.

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post #6 of 9 Old 12-12-2006, 02:54 PM
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Motionpro makes a spanner wrench that will work.

For stuborn ones I ground down the end of a cheap flathead screwdriver to make it blunt. Works pretty good.

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A little light oil on the "ramps" helps too.

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post #8 of 9 Old 12-12-2006, 06:58 PM
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Bought a spanner at the local honda shop for 6$, was hard to turn but it worked fine.

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post #9 of 9 Old 12-13-2006, 07:13 PM
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Thaks gang. Think I'll give the $6 spanner a try first. The shop is on the way home.


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