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How can I tighten my shocks?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by davey1207, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. davey1207

    davey1207 1981 Yamaha xs400 Special

    I read on a couple threads that there is a way to tighten your shocks. I have a 81 xs400 and welded a "u" beam to the end of the frame for a custom seat. There will be no rear fender on it and i was wondering how can i adjust the rear shocks so that they will be as stiff as possible so I don't bottom out?? I attached a pic of what she's looking like so far!
     

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  2. davey1207

    davey1207 1981 Yamaha xs400 Special

    and of course the pic posts upside down haha:wtf:
     

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  3. davey1207

    davey1207 1981 Yamaha xs400 Special

    last try otherwise save the pic on ur comp and rotate it please
     

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  4. xschris

    xschris XS400 Guru Top Contributor

    Do you mean make them stiffer? I so you can set the pre-load harder by turning the adjuster at the bottom of the spring. It looks like yours are already set to the stiffest point.
     
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2012
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    Get a big pair of pliers and turn bottom of shock.
     
  6. davey1207

    davey1207 1981 Yamaha xs400 Special

    awesome it worked! thanks guys
     

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