I'm needing to make the suspension stiffer, I'm about 220 lbs geared up. Do I need to adjust it clicks our counter clockwise? Any guesses on one or two clicks?
Depends, are you looking at the bike from the back or front. But yes compress more pre-load (less travel) its stiffer. Decompress less pre-load (more travel) softer.How could clockwise be softer? If your compressing the spring it would be stiffer. Right? so counterclockwise = softer
clockwise = stiffer.
Welcome glad we could help.Hey Everyone,
Just got the bike last week (used) and appreciate all the guidance. This is the first DIY adjustment I made. I am around 250 so I set it to the 6th position and I will see how that goes. I think eventually I will need to upgrade. I only took the two panels indicated in the owners manual off and used the tool provided. Had to finesse a bit between the wires but got it to work.
Thanks for the Help!
Were you able to get this figured out? I might be able to offer some assistance if you still have questions.Sorry to revive this and all, but I'm 240 without gear and I was trying to adjust my preload but ran into some snags. To be honest I think I really screwed it up lol. I don't even know how many times I turned it because the tool kept slipping but I I believe the third time the spring kind of clinked. I have a before and after pic. White dot that is intact is before and after I turned it maybe a whole lot. Dumb question, if I keep turning it, will it reset back to where it was before I started? Or would I have to basically go the other way to do that? I went from the left side and pushed down. I honestly can't tell if it's stiffer or not.