Join Date: May 2005
Location: Crownsville, MD, USA
Shock preload adjuster-how does it work
Received and mounted Wilburs, as I look at the new remote adjuster I pondered the thought-what exactly is going on by dialing the knob one way or the other. Without a preload adjuster, a spanner is used to physically increase/decrease the tension on the spring by actually turning a threaded nut against the spring. The Wilburs,Ohlins,others are capable of being adjusted manually, unlike the stock which is not. I tried screwing the stock adjuster with the old shock off the bike to see if I could detect any movement,(similar to a bottle jack maybe, not as extreme of course). I couldn't detect any movement at all. I still assume the remote is exerting pressure internally but don't know how. Can someone explain what's going on in there?