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This is a discussion on Shock settings within the Rebel forums, part of the Honda category; What weight are you and what setting do ypu have on the rear?...


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Old 01-21-2009   #1
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What weight are you and what setting do ypu have on the rear?
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Old 01-22-2009   #2
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The wifes bike was set on 3, and I cant answer the first part :wink:
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yeah you better not
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Old 01-23-2009   #4
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She liked the ride at 3, we're both in the 145ish range, although I think I am over the 150 mark thanks to my sponsor crown royal.

We tried the bike at ever setting and decided that 3 was what she liked, I prefered the 4 or 5, but I only rode the bike a handful of times.
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Old 01-24-2009   #5
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The bike is set fromthe factory for a 150 pound rider (I believe onsetting two). General rule of thumb is to click the adjustor for each 50 pounds added (or removed), although the owners manual may divulge the actual number (wish I had one LOL).
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Old 01-25-2009   #6
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Im 250 and mine was set at 2 and I moved it up to 4 and man what a difference it makes. My butt isnt as numb and it stiffens the ride up.
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I am 172lb, from the factory" " it came set on number 2, when I took my first passenger it felt not so nice ,so in the 600 mile service I told him put it on 4, now feels much more better even when Im riding by myselve. more stability I think and better curve handling. just my small opinion.
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Old 01-26-2009   #8
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I'm right at 150 lbs fully geared and I have mine set at 2.
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Old 01-27-2009   #9
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How do you know what your suspension setting is at? I went out and looked and only saw notches on the rear shocks.

Since I don't have a Cylmer's manual yet (gotta get $$$), I'm working off of info from websites atm.
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Old 01-27-2009   #10
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If you have the spanner wrench from the tool kit, start turning the preload adjuster. You'll feel it tighten with each turn a each notch clicks over, keep turning and it'll eventually make an audible "SPROI-oi-OI-oi-ng" noise, at which point it will be on setting:1.

Or count the notches on the bottom end from where the contact is.
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