Adjusting rear mono spring


16 replies to this topic
  • SteveDubo

Posted July 15, 2007 - 03:36 PM

#1

Im a big guy. Got a 96 650L. never got a tool kit.i cant adjust the rear spring.Cant fit any of my spanner wrenches in there.. any suggestions????:thumbsup:

  • pigryder

Posted July 15, 2007 - 03:58 PM

#2

Try this, spray the threads and the bottom spring perch with wd40 and with the bike on a stand turn the spring with your hands :thumbsup:

  • Denn10

Posted July 16, 2007 - 05:51 AM

#3

use some big long screwdrivers and a hammer, it will ding em up a bit but no harm ive done it before on other bikes.

  • SteveDubo

Posted July 16, 2007 - 04:40 PM

#4

I tried both of those,i could not turn it by hand,andi did end up hitting it with a screwdriver,but it was mashing it up pretty good

  • 2002brp

Posted July 16, 2007 - 04:46 PM

#5

A long punch and hammer on the top nut has worked well for me with little to no damage good luck sometimes the factory tightened fasteners can be a bear.

  • martinfan30

Posted July 17, 2007 - 12:11 PM

#6

make sure to have the bike on a stand!

  • SteveDubo

Posted July 17, 2007 - 04:46 PM

#7

Thanx guys,i think i got it to where i want it,even thiugh the nut is destroyed!!! Is there a wrench that comes with the bike to easily adjust it ???

  • Billahjack

Posted July 17, 2007 - 04:59 PM

#8

I went to Harbor Freight and bought some long punches for $10 and a mini-sledge (3 or 5 lbs) for $5. I was able to push the black rubber portion of the airbox out of the way if needed when the temperature is warm. Hope you can do the same on the "L". WD-40 as suggested above is a must. Be careful not to overtighten when you are setting the lock ring (jam nut).

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  • martinfan30

Posted July 17, 2007 - 07:20 PM

#9

Thanx guys,i think i got it to where i want it,even thiugh the nut is destroyed!!! Is there a wrench that comes with the bike to easily adjust it ???


no wrench comes with the bike to do this. there might be a honda special tool but havent found it YET.

  • Huffa 2

Posted July 17, 2007 - 07:25 PM

#10

HOW big are you ? You may need a stiffer spring as I'll bet the stocker is for a guy of 170 - 185 or so.

  • martinfan30

Posted July 17, 2007 - 07:36 PM

#11

Thanx guys,i think i got it to where i want it,even thiugh the nut is destroyed!!! Is there a wrench that comes with the bike to easily adjust it ???


huffa is right. i need a new spring too being 6'5" 230 lbs. but i found this spanner wrench. about 1/2 way down the page on this link.

http://www.kevinscyc...g.com/tools.htm

  • laker

Posted July 18, 2007 - 07:10 PM

#12

hey can any one tell me why when i drive down the street over a manhole cover that is is inset a bit my back tire come off the road not good when going around a corner

  • GENE426

Posted July 18, 2007 - 07:13 PM

#13

Try this, spray the threads and the bottom spring perch with wd40 and with the bike on a stand turn the spring with your hands :thumbsup:



Thats how I do it on my yz450
Works fine

Damn im getting near 7000 posts

  • Denn10

Posted July 19, 2007 - 05:59 AM

#14

HOW big are you ? You may need a stiffer spring as I'll bet the stocker is for a guy of 170 - 185 or so.


160lb spring damn midgets LOL put a MANLY spring honda please LOL

  • martinfan30

Posted July 19, 2007 - 06:42 AM

#15

160lb spring damn midgets LOL put a MANLY spring honda please LOL


:busted: :busted: :busted:

  • Denn10

Posted July 19, 2007 - 07:59 AM

#16

martin where in NV are ya? LV area or what

  • martinfan30

Posted July 19, 2007 - 08:02 AM

#17

martin where in NV are ya? LV area or what


carson city, 30 m. south of reno. you?





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