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I have an 03 f7 std. and weigh 175. I am wondering what I should be running for preload on my rear shock spring? Or is this something that is set per rider and style of ridding?
 

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Set it up the way you like it. If your talking about the springs on the far rear which have 3 positions I think the manual calls for position 1 for riders up to 180lbs but its all rider preference. Really all the suspension and coupler blocks settings are whatever works for you. Experiment a bit :chug:
 

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The lowest setting should be fine unless you are a little aggressive then crank it up to the middle setting.You should not need the stiffest unless you are launching off approaches at 80 mph. :sledder:
 

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Your rear bumber should drop arounf 3 inches when you sit on it. Butlike previously said,,, it's all about personal preferance
 

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Thanks for your help so far, but the spring I am talking about is the coil spring for the rear shock body. On my motocross bikes it is important to have this set to your weight but do not know if this is important on a sled? If it is what are you setting yours at? I am trying to get the suspension in the rear not to buck so much on whooped out trails.
 

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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (mntacoma @ Jan 22 2007, 08:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
Thanks for your help so far, but the spring I am talking about is the coil spring for the rear shock body. On my motocross bikes it is important to have this set to your weight but do not know if this is important on a sled? If it is what are you setting yours at? I am trying to get the suspension in the rear not to buck so much on whooped out trails.[/b]
set it soft as you can,,, most comments I hear recommend 5mm preload (about 2 threads)
 
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