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Adjusting the rear suspension on the XC
« on: January 30, 2011, 04:42:31 PM »
When I test rode the XC I forgot to look at how the rear suspension is adjusted, does anyone know?
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Re: Adjusting the rear suspension on the XC
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2011, 05:18:21 PM »
think there's a quick adjustment knob at one side, but not sure, or which side.
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Re: Adjusting the rear suspension on the XC
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2011, 05:39:50 PM »
it's on the right side iirc the two demontrators i looked at had what looked to be a 10mm nut with a flat head slot in the top of it, i asked the question about adjustment as i thought it was supposed to be hydraulically adustable not have to get a spanner/flat headed screw driver out to adjust it

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Re: Adjusting the rear suspension on the XC
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2011, 05:59:53 PM »
Firestarter's right - you need a flat head screwdriver to adjust the rear preload. I had a look on the demo bike and it looks easily accessible.
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Re: Adjusting the rear suspension on the XC
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2011, 06:43:07 PM »
Pre load as above and rebound damping on XC is at the bottom of the unit also by slotted adjuster.

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Re: Adjusting the rear suspension on the XC
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2011, 06:44:08 PM »
Agreed, but I will say you need quite a long one, a dumpy wont be enough, I reckon 5" in order to get to the screw head inside the frame

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Re: Adjusting the rear suspension on the XC
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2011, 12:27:29 AM »
Here's how you do it on the standard, not the XC but probably the same.
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Re: Adjusting the rear suspension on the XC
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2011, 07:40:12 AM »
*Originally Posted by Wanderer [+]
Pre load as above and rebound damping on XC is at the bottom of the unit also by slotted adjuster.
Exactly the same as the Tiger 1050....adjusting the preload is easy enough, but the damping is a fiddle, you really need to lay down next to the bike.

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Re: Adjusting the rear suspension on the XC
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2011, 07:46:30 AM »
*Originally Posted by yiannis [+]
Here's how you do it on the standard, not the XC but probably the same.

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Re: Adjusting the rear suspension on the XC
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2011, 12:23:50 PM »
It's not my video. It was made for a Greek motorcycle review site.

Anyway, it just says that you need to get the screwdriver from the toolbox under the seat.

Also, I thought I posted it as a link that would take you directly at 2m 10s but it got embedded somehow and starts at the beginning.

 



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