setting sag on a 06


15 replies to this topic
  • thump353

Posted March 22, 2006 - 05:04 AM

#1

just got my 06 this past weekend, took it riding on sunday, man what an awesome bike. my question is what are you guys using to loosen the lock rings on the rear shock to adjust the sag. it's pretty tight in there, no where near as much room as my 04 250f. i was going to adjust it at the track but was having to much fun to spend the time to adjust it. thanks

  • race338

Posted March 22, 2006 - 06:34 AM

#2

We used a hammer and screwdriver, you know the right tool for the job. We adjusted for 4" of sag, which was 3 turns on both bikes. It was pretty easy.

  • black_n_blue_thumper

Posted March 22, 2006 - 01:24 PM

#3

We used a hammer and screwdriver

Me too. I actually have an old screw driver that was real long, it broke at some point, so I just cut it off square at the end, it works perfect for the job. :thumbsup:

  • NYMXer

Posted March 22, 2006 - 01:28 PM

#4

You just need a hammer and screwdriver to loosen the lock nut. Then twist the spring and set nut by hand together in either direction until you get to where you need to be. Then tighten the lock nut with a screwdriver again. Go ride.

  • riderman329

Posted March 22, 2006 - 02:59 PM

#5

best way is how nymxer explaines it

  • Reyndogg

Posted March 22, 2006 - 05:11 PM

#6

i use a brass rod rather than a screw driver b/c it doesnt scratch up the lock rings as much.

  • kid on a 426

Posted March 22, 2006 - 05:45 PM

#7

This is just for you people out there who forget like me, make sure the back tires off the ground. Helps a lot especially when tightening :thumbsup:

  • reedMX450F

Posted March 22, 2006 - 08:55 PM

#8

I just got my 05 YZF450 about a month ago..... when i went to adjust my race sag we used a screwdriver and hammer as well, But it warped the pre-load adjusters and bent them out of shape which ended up causing 4 of my threads to smash together. i had to take the entire shock off and take it to the local bike shop and they trimmed out those 4 messed up threads, Best tool to use on the rear shock is a spanner wrench, you can find them online for $12-$20, Also use some yamalube or any type of similar oil and rub it all over your rear shock before you adjust it, Doing that will actually enable you to move the spring instead of having to use any tools at all. :thumbsup:

Edit: Also..... you'll have to take the entire rear off to get to your spring to be able to move it without any tools, which means unhooking your hairbox from the carb etc etc, This will only take 5minutes to undo everything so no biggie and it makes it so much easier

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  • Eddie Fine

Posted March 22, 2006 - 09:29 PM

#9

I've looked all over on my 06 yz450 and just can't find that HAIRBOX, but until I do, I'm using my long phillips screw driver, just very very carefully. I'm going to look for a steel rod about the same size at Home Depot.

  • thump353

Posted March 23, 2006 - 05:11 AM

#10

i've set sag a bunch in the past, it just there is not much room on this bike. just wanted to know if there were any tricks. i'll be knock it out this weekend. thanks

  • NYMXer

Posted March 24, 2006 - 02:21 PM

#11

just can't find that HAIRBOX


Oh you poor thing, ask your girlfriend to help you. :thumbsup:

  • Stevequest2000

Posted March 24, 2006 - 03:42 PM

#12

You should only need to use a hammer and screwdriver together to knock the locknut loose. Then you can just use the long screwdriver to turn the adjuster nut by using the frame as a fulcrum next to the shock reservoir.

  • SureBlue

Posted March 24, 2006 - 06:06 PM

#13

You should only need to use a hammer and screwdriver together to knock the locknut loose. Then you can just use the long screwdriver to turn the adjuster nut by using the frame as a fulcrum next to the shock reservoir.

Just twist the spring to adjust. Hammer and your best screwdriver are only needed for opening and locking the lock ring.

  • tdc_worm

Posted March 25, 2006 - 07:28 AM

#14

try using a long socket extension if you dont want to booger up the rings with a screwdriver....

  • Drfletcherdc

Posted March 25, 2006 - 11:22 AM

#15

Edit: Also..... you'll have to take the entire rear off to get to your spring to be able to move it without any tools, which means unhooking your hairbox from the carb etc etc, This will only take 5minutes to undo everything so no biggie and it makes it so much easier


Dude, I am so pe'od at my dealer for not putting a hairbox on my bike. I'm taking it back right now! :thumbsup:

  • NYMXer

Posted March 25, 2006 - 01:00 PM

#16

you'll have to take the entire rear off to get to your spring to be able to move it without any tools



Not true and even if it were true, that shouldn't take you 5 minutes on and off. :thumbsup:





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