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post #1 of 3 Old Aug 8th, 2007, 11:28 pm Thread Starter
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Spring Preload on 06 K1200GT ?

Page 61 of my riders manual describes how to adjust the spring preload and damping settings. I have no such knob and cannot find the corresponding adjustment for the rear shock. I think the preload is too high for my weight and wonder if anyone has made this type of adjustment. Other than a bit of fine tuning including adding a Corbin seat which has been an excellent decision, I love the bike and plan on many more miles of enjoyable touring.

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Page 61 of my riders manual describes how to adjust the spring preload and damping settings. I have no such knob and cannot find the corresponding adjustment for the rear shock. I think the preload is too high for my weight and wonder if anyone has made this type of adjustment. Other than a bit of fine tuning including adding a Corbin seat which has been an excellent decision, I love the bike and plan on many more miles of enjoyable touring.

Thanks for the help,
Larry from "Happy Valley, Oregon"
Does your bike have ESA? If so I would imagine it would not have the manual adjustments. I could be wrong, but that would be my guess.

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Does your bike have ESA? If so I would imagine it would not have the manual adjustments. I could be wrong, but that would be my guess.
Bingo! If you have ESA (which I believe ALL of the '06 GTs do), than you have no manual adjustments. Have you experimented with the preload adjustments with ESA?
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