2010 990 SMT rear shock adjustment made a little easier.

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2010 990 SMT rear shock adjustment made a little easier.

Post by roblund6 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:46 am

Being clever, or thought I was, I decided to slacken the locking nut on the rear shock using a brass punch, not realising these nuts are aluminium, so annoyingly slightly damaged the top nut. So, I cut down the C spanner that comes with the bike, now I have a lot more room to maneuver, (see attached photo) and using a 20mm spanner which fits the end of the C spanner perfectly, yes you do have to swap and switch around still, but one part where the spanner can't be attached, you can just move the cut down spanner by hand with a little brute-force-and-ignorance, (with the rear wheel suspended) until you can use the 20mm spanner again.
I've wound the spring down by 5mm, I'll let you know how it feels when I take her out.
Hope this helps anyone out, Rob.
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Re: 2010 990 SMT rear shock adjustment made a little easier.

Post by CatDaddysBBQ » Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:30 pm

Nice! I'll have to try this. I also tried once to punch it around, put a single dent in the collar (after a really soft test-tap), and stopped. My heavy ass needs a bit more preload, lol.

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Re: 2010 990 SMT rear shock adjustment made a little easier.

Post by Magic Wand » Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:19 pm

Hmmm....
That C-spanner is not included in the bag with tools to my 2010 bike... :?
Nice way of doing it though! :)

/M

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