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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-16-2010, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
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Front Fork Preload adjustment

I was trying to set up my front suspension according to the Cycle World article. On both preload adjustments I tried to turn the adjusters all the way in to get a starting point. Problem is the both just keep turing and neither will bottom out. I am assuming the lefty - righty principle is in place. Now I have no clue ifthe left and right forks have the same preload. Has anyone else had this issue? Please help.....


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All set. I never check this preload when I purchased the bike. From what I can tell both forks were full soft. I had to crank the preload for what seemed to be for ever. It seemed to be way more than 15 turns out from full in (hard).

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Strange i did it on my for a many times, are you sure that you turn it wright, clockwise?
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Mine was 8 turns when i bought it.
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Any one have the link to the cycle world setup
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Not much help there it just say's Jim took 2 turns off the preload on the forks. You need to set the sag for your weight. Front and Rear. I just had my sag readjusted be LE, my rebound settings stayed the same. all the way in on the fork and about 5 clicks in on the shock. the ride is much better.
I adjusted the sag when my bike was new and it made a big difference in the ride.
Steve from Lindemann Engineering making adjustments to my suspension at La Ducati Day in La Honda on Sunday. I was really hoping to see Jim Lindemann there but Steve told me that Jim had another surgery for his brain tumors about 5 days before and was not up to making it. Ive know Jim from about 1978 back when he worked at Moto-X Fox and I worked down the street at Proto Pipe Exhaust Systems in Campbell CA.
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