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My front shocks Answered

My front shocks are WAY too soft, i need help tightening them or making them harder, not including water. Thanks!

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PKM
PKM

12 years ago

If the knobs on the top turn, crank them in the direction of the + arrow- that will increase the preload and stiffen them up. If not, I have heard of people dismantling their forks and putting a stack of washers in the bottom to compress the springs- if you want to go hardcore then you could try that.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

12 years ago

. IIRC, our friends across The Pond refer to them as dampers or dampeners (something other than shocks in any case). May help get more attention if you include that in your title.

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Yerboogieman
Yerboogieman

Reply 12 years ago

I suck at making titles, in English, i wrote a pretty good story titled "energy".

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 12 years ago

. How about "How Do I Adjust My Bicycle Shocks (Dampers)?"?

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westfw
westfw

12 years ago

A quick google says the shocks are supposed to be adjustable. RTFM ?

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Yerboogieman
Yerboogieman

Reply 12 years ago

did you come up with this? im not sure its right.

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westfw
westfw

Reply 12 years ago

No, I found a review saying "you can ignore the adjustment of the shocks; the default setting seems just fine", or something like that...

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

12 years ago

. I don't know about that particular shock, but many will have strong springs and/or compressed gas that can hurt you if you don't know what you're doing. As westfw said - RTFM (preferably before you injure yourself).

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 12 years ago

. Read The Fantastic Manual

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ll.13
ll.13

12 years ago

Look on the bottom for allen key sockets.... tread softly, Ive never taken apart shocks before, I cant say much more ;-)