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FXDL shock adjustment

 
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Old 03-09-2011, 06:19 PM
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Is there a way to adjust the spring preload with out buying the spaner wrench from HD?

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Old 03-09-2011, 06:22 PM
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Some folks say you can use a rubber oil filter wrench. Some folks say two screwdrivers inserted into opposite sides of the shock will do it too.

Some say they can do it with their hands too. Worth a try.

I would drop the 10 bucks to avoid any inadvertent scratches you might get from a flying screwdriver or oil wrench.

Good luck.

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Thanks, I will try buy hand first. If it is only $10 I might just get it.
 
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Could be cheaper at an indy shop or thru a catalog.
 
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Thanks, I will try buy hand first. If it is only $10 I might just get it.
If you go with the wrench I would suggest putting a thin towel over the teeth of the wrench to minimize any chance of scratching your shock caps. That's what I do.

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turned mine by hand, easier than i thought it would be.... if you cant get a good grip put on some rubber dish washing gloves
 
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I do mine with leather gloves on. Some how I would have scratched them by now.
 
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Can"t hurt to try the glove trick.
 
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Rubber gloves and a little *** power
 
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i do it with the power of my mind... just stare at it for a few min and focus on what setting you watn
 

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