Question about Husqvarna SM 510 R Motorcycles
I'm finding my Front suspension and rear shock a little soft, how do I stiffen the rebound and compression
Posted by Anonymous on
Both are adjustable. The forks have an adjustment screw. Press down on the front end while standing next to the bike. It should rebound fairly quick but it shouldn't start to go back down again on it's own (oscillates due to not enough damping). Adjust screws evenly on both forks (exact same amount) clockwise and repeat process mentioned until rebound is smooth and doesn't oscillate. The same applies to the rear but you have only one adjustment on the Ohlins reservoir for the monoshock assembly. Do the bounce test and adjust clockwise until the rebound feels firm and doesn't oscilllate. It should handle like a beast and wheelie much easier now.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
set your compression out 10 or 11 your rebound 9 or 10 and your fork oil height to roughtly 380cc.since its in 03 u should drain the fork oil out, u have to unscrew the top cap of the fork while its in the triple clamps( because its easier this way), loosen then take the fork out of the clamps, unscrew the top caps and pull the fork tube down and turn the fork upside down to drain the oil out then hang the forks up upside down for about 15 minutes then add the new oil right in the fork tube were you'll see a spring, just add the oil in there and you'll be fine and u should replace it with a good medium weight oil
Posted on Feb 04, 2009
i prepared it to be soft for comfortable riding but if you think that it is to soft try to add some air on it, but check the oil seal of the fork if it has no leak.
Posted on Apr 16, 2009
That's not a cheap shock to buy but i'm afraid it's blown or bent. Bike is 7 years old..I think it's time for a quality shock like a Fox or comparable..............Good luck to you friend.....Tim
Posted on May 10, 2009
If it has air caps on the top of the forks, you can put a little air in them. If not, the other thing you can do is add a bit more oil to each fork leg.
Posted on Apr 19, 2010
Testimonial: "great help thanks heaps"
Rebound at the top
Compression at the bottom
only adjust one at a time, by a couple of clicks,and take notes what you changed and what the bike feels like.
If you become unsure start back in the middle of the adjustment.
You can also add a couple of washers for spring tension and change oil level, and oil weight for more options.
Posted on May 24, 2010
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