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Author Topic: Shock preload adjustment tool, cheap!  (Read 2612 times)

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Re: Shock preload adjustment tool, cheap!
« Reply #30 on: August 17, 2010, 11:06:19 AM »
I used a #2 Phillips screw driver as a pry bar and my hand to twist the shock.

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Re: Shock preload adjustment tool, cheap!
« Reply #31 on: August 17, 2010, 02:24:01 PM »
I can actually twist it looser by hand, but not tighter. I have some old steel bar lying around, maybe I'll just fab one, seems easy enough.  ;D

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2012 C5 Military shock preload adjustment tool available?
« Reply #32 on: August 16, 2013, 09:55:44 PM »
Hello to all,
Does someone have a shock adjustment tool part number for the 2012 C5 Military?  I don't see it as available in the parts catalog.
Thanks for the help.
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Re: Shock preload adjustment tool, cheap!
« Reply #33 on: August 16, 2013, 10:15:44 PM »
Did they change the design?
On my 2011, the adjustment  consists of rotating the collar that supports the rear spring.  It has some grooves cut into it for the tool to latch onto but if you don't have a tool, using a short metal rod and a mallet to drive it can easily rotate the adjuster.

The bike has to be on the center stand when your doing this so the springs will be as "unloaded" as possible.
Like some in this post have mentioned, some just grab ahold of the adjustment collar and twist it with their hand. (Lubricating the cam ramps helps).
« Last Edit: August 16, 2013, 10:18:48 PM by Arizoni »
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Re: 2012 C5 Military shock preload adjustment tool available?
« Reply #34 on: August 16, 2013, 10:16:07 PM »
Hello to all,
Does someone have a shock adjustment tool part number for the 2012 C5 Military?  I don't see it as available in the parts catalog.
Thanks for the help.
Hogdad
Hogdad, depending on where you are, you can order the unit from BMW of Fresno, in California...ask for Al # 559-292-2269
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Re: Shock preload adjustment tool, cheap!
« Reply #35 on: August 16, 2013, 10:22:20 PM »
Hogdad,

Send a PM to Tri750.  Al has a nice little wrench that works perfectly for about $10 I believe.  Much smaller than the original tool I posted, fits in the palm of your hand.

Scott
« Last Edit: August 16, 2013, 11:14:40 PM by Ducati Scotty »

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Re: Shock preload adjustment tool, cheap!
« Reply #36 on: August 17, 2013, 07:21:17 PM »
No shock spanner in the tool kit. In Europe readily available for around 8 euro. Among others Gericke has it.

The manual speaks of using the tommy bar. That was nice on pre EFI models where at the bottom of the shocks was a hole to put the bar in. Nice to read the nickel dropped already in UK, maybe continent will follow soon?  ;)
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Re: Shock preload adjustment tool, cheap!
« Reply #37 on: August 18, 2013, 03:05:29 AM »
Cycle Gear has them, but if you have water pump pliers, er, channel locks, they do an excellent job!
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Re: Shock preload adjustment tool, cheap!
« Reply #38 on: August 18, 2013, 05:00:51 AM »
Lots of things will do the job.  The tool Al sells fits in the toolkit and will never nick the chrome.  Though the manual says the tool should be in the toolkit I don't think anyone in the US has actually gotten one.

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Re: Shock preload adjustment tool, cheap!
« Reply #39 on: August 18, 2013, 05:30:38 AM »
For the old stock ones with the holes I used an allen wrench.  The L shape makes it easy to get between the shock and wheel yet still have enough throw to go a full notch.
The Hagons I got came with a stamped sheet metal spanner that works fine, but doesn't have quite the clearance the I would like to get around the ammo cans' mounting tubes.
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