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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 1:13 pm 
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How do you folks change the spring preload on the rear shocks? Most every bike I have ever had has a shock wrench included in the tool kit, but not this one.

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 Post subject: Re: shock wrench
PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 5:18 pm 
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I use one of the Allen wrenches from the toolkit. (ducks & covers head)

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 Post subject: Re: shock wrench
PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 6:17 pm 
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With it on the centerstand you take some of the pressure off that you would otherwise have to fight; might fnd you can get a good grip on the adjuster with some sticky gloves on and twist it or encourage it with a decently fitting pin punch in the hole.

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 Post subject: Re: shock wrench
PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:52 pm 
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Allen wrench in the hole.


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 Post subject: Re: shock wrench
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My first thought was: "Gee, why don't I use the Allen wrench in the tool kit?" Unfortunately I can only move the shock up one click from bottom doing that: the wheel gets in the way, as the adjuster hole moves right out of access and into the wheel area.
I wonder: cannon plug pliers?

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 Post subject: Re: shock wrench
PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:59 am 
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I just use the short side of an allen wrench.
Works fine.


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 Post subject: Re: shock wrench
PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:05 am 
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Channel lock pliers.


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 Post subject: Re: shock wrench
PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 12:14 pm 
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GordonH wrote:
Channel lock pliers.


Cannon plug pliers are the same thing, but with hard rubber pads on the curved metal jaws, so they get a good grip and don't screw up the finish.

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