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Old 05-15-2004, 10:17 PM   #96
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Location: WA, USA
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Question Highwaychile...

Do email me if passing thru. I'd be cool to see another TA with some trick stuff on it!

Hey, on the subject of rear shocks...

I was messing around with my rear shock adjuster nuts (Ooo La La ) and now totally lost my reference point! I adjusted to get rid of some sag and then re-adjusted it to add a little more back... then adjusted again... and again... Ugh! Now, I've lost my point of reference!

That said, how did you set up that rear coil spring? I set mine so that when I sit on it it sags 1 3/4" with my full weight. I think it might be on the stiff side as when the TA is resting on it's side stand it only has like 1/8 - 1/4" of up travel remaining when I pull up on the bike.

I plan to buy the Happy Trails rear rack system (and bolt Pelican boxes) so I'm thinking if it's on the firm side now... it will be needed when I add the extra weight.

Any thoughts on setting up that rear shock correctly would be appreciated. I've gotten different ideas about this and I don't have a work shop manual yet to look it up.

Regards,
Michael
'89 TA
'89 TA
Van., WA USA
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