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    Adjusting fork preload

    When I adjust my fork preload knob, does my tire need to be off the ground ?

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    No. You can adjust preload with the bike on the kickstand. All this is doing is compressing or releasing the load of the internal spring.

    I will edit this to say that setting suspensions is not a guessing game but a measured science.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Over TWO Customs View Post
    No. You can adjust preload with the bike on the kickstand. All this is doing is compressing or releasing the load of the internal spring.

    I will edit this to say that setting suspensions is not a guessing game but a measured science.
    I don't have the energy to type everything out, LOL, tell him how to set sag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asphalt View Post
    I don't have the energy to type everything out, LOL, tell him how to set sag.
    I have not the energy you seek. But this guy does.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mK3flKxf41U

    I find it easiest to measure with an upholstery or sewing tape measure. They are small and accurately display millimeters. You can get one at wal mart for like 3 bucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Over TWO Customs View Post
    I have not the energy you seek. But this guy does.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mK3flKxf41U

    I find it easiest to measure with an upholstery or sewing tape measure. They are small and accurately display millimeters. You can get one at wal mart for like 3 bucks.
    Nice find.

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    Thanks to Lorne and Tom.

    That video is just great and it now is simple to do it right..

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    He actually has quite a few DIY videos and breakdowns. Very informative. His video on reading tires is pretty awesome too.

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