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  1. Dominator / FMX
    My winter project is coming along nicely and I like it so far The rear shock at present is from a zx6r but I think it is to soft. I have seen 3 other shocks I am interested in. Hagon Wilbers ( no preload) Wilbers more expensive but has a dial( able)setting I know it's a personal choice but do...
  2. Varadero
    Hi all. hopefully someone can help. I recently bought a hagon monoshock with the optional preload adjustor unit. the problem I have now, is that there is about a foot of hydraulic hose with a big metal adjuster on the end. i have no clue as to where to mount it using the supplied bracket. I've...
  3. Transalp
    I know that parts are difficult but I am seeking advice on lowering the seat height on my 2004 trans alp 650 anyone have or know where there might by suspension lowering kits or low seat. What is the thoughts on softening the preload on the rear shock and lowering the forks a bit I have a...
  4. Dominator / FMX
    Howzit from SA! Im on my second Dominator rebuild - this time a '95 Italian built model. The rear shock (stock) seems fine, but the spring was crap. The length was well within spec, so I sent it off to be re-tempered. I did this before with my last Dommie, and it worked a treat. Now - when...
  5. Transalp
    I went to take off my top caps to check the oil levels. but have found one to be cross threaded!. it is very tight to move and on close inspection it is not right. not taken it off but I believe it will undo, But where can I buy one new or second hand. or do I buy a pair of preload adjustables...
  6. Transalp
    Hello from Greece. I have just bought a 03 TA and would like to ask you guys if there is a fuel reserve switch like the AT or a reserve light when fuel is low? Also, is there a thread with pics that I can use to adjust the preload?
  7. Transalp
    I've read a lot about firming up the transalp front end with spacers and heavier fork oil etc. but this doesn't allow much adjustability. I saw these on Ebay 2000 HONDA TRANSALP XL650V BILLET PRELOAD FORK CAP ADJUSTERS | eBay Has anyone tried these or know much about them? Kmac
  8. Africa Twin
    Hi, please can someone confirm whether I adjust the rear suspension spring length on the side stand or on the centre stand? On my 2001 model the haynes manual states a spring length of 242.7 mm. Thanks
  9. Transalp
    Bit of fun this eve on the lathe :-) P2030024.jpg Photo by pedracer | Photobucket Springs uprated (shorter) by 10% not really enough, may go further later, oil changed for 10wt, will go to 15wt next. 63.4mm spacer.
  10. Africa Twin
    Hi I'm trying to adjust the preload on my RD07 rear shock and having bother moving the castle nut at the top. I know it's probably a stupid question but before I do any damage.........................it is anti clockwise to loosen this nut isn't it ? Cheers
  11. Transalp
    Hi all, what do you guys think of these? any experience? 2000 Honda Transalp XL650V Billet Preload Fork Cap Adjusters | eBay
  12. Transalp
    Trying to find a site to mount the preload adjuster on my Hagon shock. Just where in the name of all that's Holy are you supposed to mount the bl**dy thing?! The stainless oil hose is very, very stiff and doesn't like tight bend radii and I'm getting very frustrated trying to find a site for...
  13. XR
    Unfortunately the standard damping settings for the standard rear shock isn't in the Haynes manual. The spring preload isn't a problem, but having a baseline setting for the compression & rebound clickers is what I need for a friend's XR250. If anybody has the Honda owners booklet for this...
  14. Bodgers Corner
    Last outing with the panniers on (ArdCases on SWMotec racks), the off-side frame was hitting the exhaust can on big bumps as the racks had bowed in too much with the wieght of the boxes. So, I decied that some form of adjuster was needed in the cross-bar that goes across the back in front of...
  15. Africa Twin
    Hi has anyone got any pics of where/how the preload adjuster has been fitted to there @.I should be getting one next week,Just waiting for it to arrive.Cheers Francis:thumbright:
  16. Mechanical Advice
    Hi anyone one with an Africa Twin fitted with a Hagon Monoshock with the Remote Preload Adjuster could you put up a picture of where and how it was mounted,I hope to be getting one in the next couple of weeks,Thanks in advance Francis :thumbup:
  17. XR
    Hello all, Im new on here but am delighted to be a member. Im riding an XR650R supermoto. Mikuni pumper carb, Full Akrapovic race exhaust, 15L tank, 200W stator, new loom , custom battery box, custom dash, ktm headlight an fender, black paintjob etc etc... My question: She has yolkes and USD...
  18. Transalp
    I know HOW to adjust the rear suspension pre-load but have no idea by HOW MUCH!:confused: Can anyone advise how much I need to adjust the adjuster nut to increase the preload for a pillion? Is there a rule of thumb that people use for adjustment versus increased weight or do you just...
  19. Dominator / FMX
    Hey guys! I've got a '96 dommie and a problem: I'm trying to raise the back end of the bike by adjusting the rear shock's preload (right now it's 3/4 down and the bike stands straight up while on the sidestand). The adjustment is simple: turn two huge nuts (fixed on the top shaft of the shock)...
  20. XR
    I have just bought a 2003 XR400. It needs some tidying up. I have been away from dirt bikes for 15 years - need some help/advice. I need to adjust the preload on the rear. I am 98kgs. Can you do it with taking bits off? Do I need a c-spanner to do it? Also what engine oil are you using?
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