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Old 02-06-2013, 07:02 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by SFKLR View Post
Can you clarify for me? The 17mm nut (photo below) doesn't actually get turned, does it? I thought the slotted screw in the middle of the nut was the only adjuster there. I don't know what "packing" is, but I suppose that's how I would describe what my rear shock feels like. I jump on it and it feels like it just goes down and flattens, rising back slowly. My XR650R used to spring back up again at an equal rate. I already have both adjusters (both slotted screws, the one on the reservoir pictured, and the one under the spring on the other side) turned out all the way now, and still lousy suspension. Shock was allegedly re-valved, but if the fluid is supposed to flow better, it doesn't seem to be.

PS - Enjoying your adventure blog!
Thanks for the comment on our blog, we are enjoying it too and feel lucky to be able to be on the road.

Sounds like you may have other issues depending on the valving and sound like it has been revalved fo someone heavier.

Originally Posted by henryroten View Post
The 17mm nut you are referring to is the high speed compression adjuster. It helps on square edged pot holes, etc. where the middle adjuster is for the rolling bump or sand whoops. Some people like the high speed all the way out, some like it in the middle to one turn. I go 1 1/2 turns for no solid reason.
Couldn't have put that better., we run our high speed completely out but remember there is a cross over point as well and it is just how we like it.
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