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post #1 of 41 Old 04-29-2010, 01:56 AM Thread Starter
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Adjusted my preload

I adjusted the preload about half way up front and an 1/8 inch in back. Huge difference. Before the front would over compress going into woops or down into gullies and nearly throw me over the bars. Now they spring back and don't mush down. I highly recommend everyone to make some adjustments. While the stock shocks are pretty lame I'm stuck with them for a few months and I can live with them now.

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Yeah the front shocks are the only thing I hate about the xx . I was jumping some 3-4 foot waterbars down a logging road and oh my the front just wanted to keep bouncing untill I hit the next jump . It was . I am gonna do a shock swap asap.

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If you guys would install some ds450's on the front, it would cure your problems

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But what it comes down to is the $$$$$$$. Its either $500 or up, or....a punch and a hammer that everyone has laying around in their garage. Maybe a busted knuckle.

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How do you adjust them? You would think they would have some kind of spanner wrench for this?
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I used a hammer and long screw driver, yes it would be easier/nice to have a spanner wrench especially when you're alone and are tightened them.

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if your stand the bike up you can adjust them pretty much by hand once you have cracked the locking nuts apart as there is no load on the spring
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I just used my stand and raise the rear end which will also take the load off the springs.

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I wouldn't do the DS450 shocks, I'd save the money and get the elkas. Just a personal opinion. I noticed the handling is way better with a tighter preload but the rear end would buck when I hit deeper ruts. A dirt wheels article said the XX is a beast in the dunes with a tight preload, handles just like a SRA.


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I wouldn't do the DS450 shocks, I'd save the money and get the elkas. Just a personal opinion. I noticed the handling is way better with a tighter preload but the rear end would buck when I hit deeper ruts. A dirt wheels article said the XX is a beast in the dunes with a tight preload, handles just like a SRA.
Have you tried the DS450 shocks?

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