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Yamaha V-Star rear spring preload wont adjust

It is set at 3, prolly Factory setting. I need it stiffer. There is not much room to work, but I cant get the adjust ring to budge! The bike is on the ground, maybe it would help if the bike were jacked-up? Thanks in advance for any advice...

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  • designwerx Jun 22, 2009

    Thanks messstat! I used a Craftsman lift. It was difficult on this bike to not lift the swingarm, had to lift it a bit. Still, with the load off the spring, it was easier to adjust. Now I want a stiffer progressive spring!

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Right you are, jack the rear tire off the ground being careful not to pickup the swingarm at the same time...Using either a spanner wrench or VERY large pair of channel locks you should be able to turn it.
Good Luck

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