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Rear shock adjustment klx 125

How to adjust rear shock for more weight for rider

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SOURCE: Adjustable rear shocks

There are 2 holes at the base of the shock absorbers. Turn them clockwise for a softer drive. At factory they are setted at 3. THey go from 1 to 6.

Posted on Mar 07, 2009

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YOU should have a tool for that in your tool bag under the seat.

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The gearbox gets 10w40 motor oil.

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SOURCE: Any way to adjust the rear shocks on a 1996 vulcan 1500-a10 ?

on the bottom chrome band there are like four holes. in your tool kit there is a "thing-a-ma-gidgette" (i call it this because it looks like one, it is actually a "spoke wrench"). the tail of the spoke wrench will fit in the 4 holes Righty tighty so it feels weird: one side you are turning towards the front one side towards the back.

Posted on Jul 16, 2009

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SOURCE: 2008 M50 rear shock adjustment

remove the toolkit.
remove the tool kit box by removing the 3 small bolts/ screws holding it in,
This will give access to the shock.
I altered my shock yesterday.
Because there is very little space and I value all my fingers, I removed the battery and battery box. I did not remove it but I had to undo the bolts holding it in and swing it out of the way. This gives far better access to the shock and makes changing the settings easy.
I also found that it helped if the rear wheel was suspended off the ground on a bike lift, this takes the weight off the spring.

hope this helps

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The rear shock on your Yamaha V-Star 1100 motorcycle assures that the rear wheel is always in contact with the ground and makes your ride much more comfortable by absorbing road vibration and shock while you ride.

But your shock needs to be adjusted for different riding styles, so depending on whether you ride fast or cruise slowly and how quickly you take turns, you may want to adjust the shock to get the most out of your ride.


Remove the passenger seat by loosening and removing the rear passenger seat mounting bolt with a socket wrench.
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Loosen the shock by turning the shock adjuster counterclockwise to a smaller number using a spanner wrench.

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Tighten the shock by turning it clockwise to a higher number.
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Replace the mudguard, ignitor unit, rider's seat and mounting bolts, and the passenger seat and mounting bolts.

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