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Old 05-17-2010, 07:21 PM   #35299
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Originally Posted by Switchfoot
Just bought a new DR and the guy before me had it lowered. I found the rear suspension in the manual but nothing on the front. Can anyone point me to a thread or know how to do this. And other than spining the two spring nuts on the rear is there anyway to raise that anymore. It just seems to me that it should be a lot taller.

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Doug
Moving the rear spring-nuts will increase the pre-load but does not really undo the lowering.

There is two holes in the lower part of the rear shock. The bolt that secures the lower part must be in the bottom hole to raise the rear of the bike.

The front forks are a bit more problematic, as there is a piece inside the fork tube that must be accessed and moved in order to get the height back in the front. Which means the fork must be removed from the bike and disassembled, then reassembled.

Somewhere I have links with "how to's." I'll hunt them up and come back via edit and post them.

Via edit -- here they are.

Distech’s DR650 rebuild:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=415263

Somewhere in the suspension section of his rebuild thread there is a description (with pictures) of how to build your own "special tool" to perform the spacer reset inside the forks.

Others -
Danwec: Quick lowering and raising question
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=490702

Boother: Factoring lowering a DR650
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=176223

Eakins: DR650 Intiminators (valving) install and review
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=468588

Oldcoot: DR650 fork disassembly
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=282048

shojimon: DR650 lowering questions
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=246629

sleepywombat: maintenance, engine, & suspension thread
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=275832




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