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Well I started with the lower ones, and I noticed it took about half a squeeze. That's when I am using the smaller size pump. When I got towards the back, man I was pumping and pumping. At first I thought I was doing it wrong, after over 10 pumps it finally got hard. Anyways. There seems to be a difference in the suspension feel now. The bike seems to move up and down more freely now. The problem is it moves up and down too much. What do I need to do to adjust my suspension. More or less rebound/compression???

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are you talking about your penis pump Mav?



Maybe your screen name should be Nipple Greaser <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/laugh.gif ALT=":lol">

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What about it EASY, can I have NIPPLE GREASER under my screen name?



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Do both Mav...One click at a time!!! After the clockwise click on the compression and rebound than go for a ride!!! If to soft than do it again...



You must warm the suspension though...Meaning go for a 20 minute ride before you do anything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!





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Crotch, would it be better for me to unwound it all out. Tighten it all the way back in then back out, less one. Or should I skip all the bullshit, and just tighten in one?

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I noticed that I had similar lack of grease issues with my 12. I don't think the dealer ever put any grease in it. If I had known I would have grease the rear suspension the day I bought it.



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Question...how many grease fittings are there..and where, besides those on the shock???

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Yes, make sure those names get in place. And Gaby, I only know of 5 in the swingarm shock area. 3 directly beneath the shock. And 2 on the swing arm. On way in the back. And one towards the middle. Everything is underneath. I just pulled out 3 of the screws to the back of one side of the fairing to open it up.

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Mav...Just warm the bike up first with the 20 minute ride, then just 1 click clockwise on the rebound and comp.





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I clicked over, but I won't find out until tomorrow. Will let you know of the progress. I was hitting this wide sweeper before making the clicks, and I noticed that it doesn't want to lean over, instead the rear wants to run wide. Will the turn in clicks help.

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Crotch, my bike feels 200% better. Normally before when I accelerate, my 12 would sit and take a crap before truddling along. Now when I get on the throttle, that shit just wrings my neck. Wait a tick, actually it's 10 TIMES BETTER! The tires just grip, no delay. When I go for a sweep, the rear is planted like superglue to the road. The only thing I keep contemplating about is this. The front would bounce even more now, beside being annoying it doesnt to do much harm. When I hit a corner, it would bounce but not sway. It seems to follow the road though, so is that a good thing. Should I add a click to the rebound to reduce bounces?

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Add a click to the rebound and compression... Warm the bike up, Then You should turn the preload clockwise a 1/4 turn at a time, 4 times each side if you never touched it...Then go for a ride...If it's too stiff than go counter clockwise 1/4 at a time till its just right...





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Mav...Just one 20 minute ride to warm the suspension up...click than ride over some bumps and ripples if you can find...click than ride in the rough again...thats it dude...





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I wonder if I can ride down the freeway, then pull over the shoulder to tweak it while in the middle of traffic. I can imagine it now.



"What's the problem here," said Officer.



"This is an emergency officer. Man, my suspension is way off. The Crotch man said this would work," replied Maverick.



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There's Mav...Kneeling on one knee adjusting his rebound on the forks in the shoulder of the HighWay...



Then a 60' tractor trailer goes by doing 70mph blowing over Mavs Silver 12... <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/eek.gif ALT=":eek">



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Do I need to ride the bike for 20 mins, before I add a click to each. Or can I just add a click right away. Then ride it.

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Okay, did a few things. I won't know until this weekend, cause it's too damn cold. I am not used to riding at 50degrees in the morning. But I did get a little feel for it yesterday. Instead of stopping on the side of the freeway. I waited until I got to the exit of neighborhood. Decided to pump some gas and play with the suspension. Of course I played with the suspension first before I poured the gas. I added 1 click to both compression and rebound. Then I also decided to back out the preload so that more lines would should. I only had barely 2 lines showing before that. Also I only backed out like a knick of a turn. You know how there are six flat sides. Well the flat side was at 9 o clock and i moved it just slightly so that the corner side was at 9 o clock. Anyways, the results. The front wants to lift more now. Not sure why. Is it because the front is too high, or is it because the power is wanting to lift the front. All this time I had the front to angled down, does that have to do with why I can't wheelie. The bounces ceased up a lot. Not sure which did it. But they all must have had a positive influence. Negative side, is that it runs a bit wider than usual. But very steady although. I probably just need to lean it in harder.



I came up with the idea of backing up the preload because of my 92 Acura Integra. When you reduce the lines of the front preload. It reminded me of how I cut the 3 coils off the springs of my integra. It would go bounce and bounce and bounce and bounce. Well that's it for now. When I gets to ride it on the freeway. I will report more.

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I noticed the grease fittings on my bike this past weekend. What type of grease is supposed to go in the rear suspension? What type of grease gun do you use, and where can I get one.

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I got a little grease gun at walmart. I am sure kragen, OSH, or whatever would have it. It is better if you buy the attachment hose for flexibility. Any grease will do I guess, though try to get something thats water proof.

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