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Offline Gebrauchtwagen83

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Rear rebound adjustment nut
« on: May 04, 2018, 09:00:04 PM »
Hi chaps. Im trying to adjust my rear shock rebound on a tiger I bought today but the nut just keeps turning clockwise. It doesnt tighten. It does indeed click as its supposed to but doesnt tighten to enable me to put it at the correct setting.
Im a bit worried its buggered, any ideas?
Dan

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Re: Rear rebound adjustment nut
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2018, 10:32:14 PM »
Not sure what your turning, is it the pre-load 10mm nut or the rebound dappening screw?
If it is the preload, from memory I think it takes about 20 turns for full travel.
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Re: Rear rebound adjustment nut
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2018, 10:34:17 PM »
So I can feel it clicking both ways, but it just doesnt seem to tighten up when you turn it clockwise so Ive no idea what stage it is at to set it up correctly.

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Re: Rear rebound adjustment nut
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2018, 10:40:15 PM »
Make sure you turn at least 20 full rotations. Either direction.
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Re: Rear rebound adjustment nut
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2018, 10:42:27 PM »
Ive turned it about 80 clicks clockwise

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Re: Rear rebound adjustment nut
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2018, 12:12:26 AM »
I'm assuming you are referring the the pre-load 8mm screw which uses 20 rotations (not clicks) full travel. And I am referring to a 2012 XC.
So if you turn it a maximum of 20 full rotations you will find full range.
Example, if you wanted to set the preload at the midpoint, turn clockwise until it stops and then back off 10 rotations CCW.
As you turn you should see the spring being moved a few mm's up or down ass it compresses/de-compresses.

On the other hand, if you are adjusting the dampening screw on the bottom, let me know. That's something different.
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Re: Rear rebound adjustment nut
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2018, 07:36:59 AM »
Hi there
Yes its the screw at the bottom on the left of the shock .
Thanksdan

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Re: Rear rebound adjustment nut
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2018, 09:09:45 AM »
OK, the smaller rebound flat-blade screw near the bottom requires 3 1/2 rotations for full travel. It has a stop in each direction.
That's for my OEM 2012 xc anyway.

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Re: Rear rebound adjustment nut
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2018, 09:11:42 AM »
Yeah this one just keeps turning both directions. Ive also noticed the rear shock is as stiff as a board. There is no give even when I jump up and down on it.

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Re: Rear rebound adjustment nut
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2018, 09:19:44 AM »
In that case it definitely sounds faulty to me.
Back to the seller. Any warranty?
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