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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old May 14th, 2006, 5:19 pm Thread Starter
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Setting sag on k1200s with ESA

How do you do it?
I'm barely 185 lbs., and I believe the softest preload setting is still too stiff. I get bounced around pretty good during hard riding.
I hear there's a collar adjustment on the rear shock somewhere that controls this, and it may require special tools.
Any info on this?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old May 14th, 2006, 10:18 pm
 
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Just out of curiosity, which settings are you using for preload and rebound?


I weigh 190 and use either single rider or rider plus luggage for preload and either normal or sport for rebound 90% of the time.

If I run into a long, long stretch of straight highway or am just feeling my age I'll set the rebound for comfort. It seems to adjust out for me for any riding condition.

Don't know about making any range of adjustment manually.
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Just out of curiosity, which settings are you using for preload and rebound?


I weigh 190 and use either single rider or rider plus luggage for preload and either normal or sport for rebound 90% of the time.

If I run into a long, long stretch of straight highway or am just feeling my age I'll set the rebound for comfort. It seems to adjust out for me for any riding condition.

Don't know about making any range of adjustment manually.
I keep the preload on single rider mostly. I've tried plus baggage, mainly for very spirited riding on roads with lots of undulations.

For a brisk pace on good roads, single rider, normal damping.

For freeways or relaxed pace on back roads, comfort damping.

In most cases, though, I'd like a little less preload than single rider gives.

I think there's a manual setting, but I don't know how to do it.
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