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Rear shock adjustment
« on: August 13, 2020, 06:48:08 PM »
Hi everyone just went to sort out the static sag and set up the suspension on my 2012 tiger 800 and when putting it back to the stock settings ie 24. Clicks back from fully clock wise I have found it ether dose not have 24 clicks or its knackered. Bike has only done 4000 miles. All I am asking is it common for the rear shock on these to have problems with the adjustment, mine looked like it was going to fall out  :114:. Its not a big deal think I will just buy a Nitron shock tomorrow but just wondered that was all. Guess like most Oem shocks they are not up to much.
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Re: Rear shock adjustment
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2020, 07:31:30 PM »
The OEM Shock is not great. If a decent one comes up 2nd hand it's well worth getting.

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Re: Rear shock adjustment
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2020, 08:17:34 PM »
I will just buy a new Nitron shock tomorrow I think. I get them trade anyway so get about 100 off
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Re: Rear shock adjustment
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2020, 08:57:44 PM »
As far as I am aware. Clockwise turning sets maximum preload. The mechanism will stop. Anticlockwise takes off the preload and can be wound out altogether. 😬 Not good.
Think it would have to go to a specialist to be repaired.
Probably not worth it.

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Re: Rear shock adjustment
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2020, 10:50:18 PM »
yes you have to wind it fully clock wise then back 24 clicks to factory settings. Its knackered,  I could not really hear the clicks and it was very hard to turn. No big deal new shock it is. will order one tomorrow. I have Nitron shocks on my other bike and put on on most of my bikes. Been using them 10 years now. NEW shock it is :001:
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Re: Rear shock adjustment
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2020, 10:17:51 AM »
Nitron shock on order  :001: :047:
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Re: Rear shock adjustment
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2020, 11:07:49 AM »
If your getting a new shock rebound damping and remote preload are worth paying for.

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Re: Rear shock adjustment
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2020, 06:03:19 PM »
I just bought the Nitron R1 shock. Its perfect for what I need. It has the 21 click adjustment that does both really. I do not take pillions and to be honest apart for one trip to the highlands of Scotland every year the bike only does 200 mile or so every time I take it out so really do not need to pay the extra as I do not need to adjust the shock once I have set it up. Really would just be a waist of extra money. I totally agree if someone is doing proper touring with all the kit and 2 up some times then yes. But as a single rider that only cares minimal kit once a year no point at all, Even Nitron say that. Can not wait to get the shock, I have one on my FZ1N and use them on most of my bikes. Even thinking of take the Ohlins off my new 2015 xjr1300 as they will only be budget shocks with the name Ohlins . Saying that I have to set the rear up on the xjr first as its to hard from the factory. sure it will be better once I sort out the static sag on it. then I will see how the bike handles the bumps at the moment its to hard. but only been out on it 4 times, so will sort that out next time I get it out. But thanks for the advice mate
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Re: Rear shock adjustment
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2020, 07:24:35 AM »
The rear shock adjuster on my 2018 XRT was dodgy when I bought the bike at 4,500 miles, didn't click and had some sticker on it that got chewed up when turning it. Now it's completely knackered. Can barely turn it and the head is getting all chewed up when trying to turn it. Poor show, Triumph.

I will be looking at getting a Nitron shock too at some point.

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Re: Rear shock adjustment
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2020, 08:04:52 AM »
Yeah mine is the same sticker all messed up.
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