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the 2014 Ninja 1000 has a knob fitted at the rear to make preload adjustments possible on the fly....
It was a little more difficult on the '11.Before this nice option on the 2014 arrived, how hard was it to adjust the shock?
Just to make life easier, it's an eye sore though. I rather have it harder to access but complement the overall designthat is a huge knob... why..
The wrench makes it easy? Are those letters H for hard and S for soft or are my eyes imagining things? Left turn for loose feel and Right turn for tight feel?It was a little more difficult on the '11.
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for the '11 Ninja 1000 you would have to use the included wrench to fiddle with preload.
No thats the rebound dampening adjuster, you need to use the hook wrenchThe wrench makes it easy? Are those letters H for hard and S for soft or are my eyes imagining things? Left turn for loose feel and Right turn for tight feel?
you can always learn about it yourself but when in doubt, see the dealer or some tech that knows what they are doing.suspension can get a bit tricky
I learn by reading as much as I can. fiddling with it, and feeling the difference for myself.
That rear preload adjuster should be on the left side so you can make adjustments while riding...
What were they thinking?
Yeah, I'm the one who commented on your video a couple of weeks ago. That's a nice video!I did a video for everyone showing the 2011 setup.
Hopefully it answers some questions. Its the older style rear shock, my final settings are in the comments.
The last line throws me a bit.... No context given, and just an assumption that you are always correct.OK, so you guys really need to read about, and learn about SAG. setting up your suspension for YOUR weight, and your passenger and/or gear.
THAT is what this preload adjustment is for.
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PRELOAD is used to set the sag. after you adjust your PRELOAD, both front and rear, to YOUR, and the weight of whatever you are packing, then you need to adjust your compression and rebound.
The preload is used to adjust, and of set your SAG.
read about it, understand it.
when your saddlebags are off, and it's just you on the bike. your rear SAG is XX.
when you have your loaded bags on the back, and/or your significant other, then you adjust that rear preload to a PREDETERMINED setting that you figured out by setting while you, your significant other, and your fully loaded saddlebags were on the bike.
yes, suspension is a science. But, you can set the basics, and go from there...
yea, the guy in the video gives the preload a few turns before he takes off. That is I've been tuning my bikes suspension for years now. granted, the ninja 1000 does have poor suspension for something with the Ninja name, shame on Kawasaki for that.
But it can be dialed in pretty good, and give decent performance.
You definitely are NOT going to keep up with a real sportbike.