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Help Request Rear Spring preload Adjustment

Is my tool kit rear pre-load spring wrench, the R37.5, the only one out there that will not grip the adjusting nut? I mean its not even close to the curvature of the nut, or am I doing it wrong?

I see a notch in the end of it for I presume is gripping between the teeth of the adjusting nut. The problem I see is that the curve in the tool is too obtuse to afford any purchase around the adjusting nut to actually turn the nut before it slips off.

Any suggestions or success stories when adjusting this preload would be highly appreciated.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-10-2010, 10:47 PM
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I have no problems adjusting mine. It takes a little effort but it does grab it. You might want to take it to the dealership if yours isn't catching.
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It has been discussed in the below link and hope it is of some help:
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ack+suspension

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I had the same issue. Just cut a notch in the outer end as I did in photo, works flawlessly.

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Faller.

Good piece of engineering.

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Thanks, its a chance to try out the new dremel on this POS tool. I wasn't expecting much from a stock tool kit, but certainly not half a tuning fork...and if I break it, I still cant adjust my preload without a new tool.
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Great forum, it's helped me out many times,responsive people to deal with.
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I had the same issue. Just cut a notch in the outer end as I did in photo, works flawlessly.

Wayne
Five minutes setting up the dremel and a 10 dollar bit this fix took me an additional two minutes to fashion similarly to your suggestion. It worked well. Hats off to ya. Thanks.
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I could never get that tool to work either. I used to use channel locks. I now have an Elka shock and the adjustment for preload is infinite - threaded collar. Way better in every respect.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-27-2011, 01:24 PM
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Could some tell me how to make this adjustment...I just brought mine last month....thanks
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