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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-17-2007, 04:48 AM Thread Starter
 
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Unhappy How can you set rear compression dampening

I tried for a hour or so - got my very longest screwdriver, but needs to angle at half way, removed the right peg and heel guard - ... ahm I'm all out of ideas on how to access it?

Surely someone has set their rear compression dampening - cant get a more basic and important item than this - why o why would it be placed in such a awkward position.

Actually the suspension setup information compared to my previous Buell XB is very poor. The XB manual had a complete breakdown of rider weights then the optimum settings and variations for smoother or quicker - very nice, I set the bike once and it was perfect.

Well I hope someone can shed some light on this as I desperately need to back it off from its bone jarring current positon if I am going to go on my small tour next week.

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Dump the cat, get a midpipe= easy access!
Otherwise I guess you have to take apart the exhaust.

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You mean the rear rebound screw? I use a really short stubby type screw driver which I had to shave the plastic handle off by 10mm.

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Dump the cat, get a midpipe= easy access!
Otherwise I guess you have to take apart the exhaust.
This is a item that should have easy access - not being able to set this is a pretty stupid design flaw - I have just lost some confidence in the bike.
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You mean the rear rebound screw? I use a really short stubby type screw driver which I had to shave the plastic handle off by 10mm.
The screw near bottom of shock which is incased in the cat convertor.
I cannot see how to get a hand in there?
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I'm not sure how different the exhaust routing is on the Brute vs the F4 but a stubby flat head screwdriver works fine. Dont try with the exhaust hot.
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The screw near bottom of shock which is incased in the cat convertor.
I cannot see how to get a hand in there?
Another reason to ditch the cat! Easy access then. 07's and one piece exhaust will make it harder and/or more expensive.

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I had to adjust it at work one time and was desparate. I used a paper clip and it worked.
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-17-2007, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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Impossible for me to reach under and around to the screw head on the front right of bottom of shock, I can get two fingers in the gap and get them as far as back of lower part of shock, my hand is slim but still cannot fit it in far enough to reach.

Is there special way, I am trying to get to it from right hand side.

Zero chance I will be removing the cat - bike needs to stay 100% legal due to ever increasing police roadside blitz's targeting modified exhausts and rear mudguards on motorcycles in my area.

I just dont know if I should laugh or cry that you cant adjust this at home - adjusting suspension is a standard item like checking oil water and air in tyres not something that bike has to go to dealer for.

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Just drop exhaust and adjust. Very easy to do.
The bike was designed without the cat so blame the clean air people.

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