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Offline Grahame5161

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Rear preloaded adjuster
« on: Apr 03, 2022, 05:43 PM »
Can't turn the rear preload  adjuster. It solid, any ideas what to do to fix it would be appreciated.
It's a versys 650 2016

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Re: Rear preloaded adjuster
« Reply #1 on: Apr 03, 2022, 05:53 PM »
Hammer?

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Re: Rear preloaded adjuster
« Reply #2 on: Apr 03, 2022, 06:30 PM »
If the hammer fails  :015:

Try submerging it a a bowl of WD 40 or GT 85. Leave for a few hours, then try turning the adjuster one way then the other. Don't try turning it the whole way at first.

Turn it one or two turns each way at first, then build up turning it more over a period of time.

If you do recover it, my tip would be to cover it with a balloon ( a round one ) . The trick is to keep the wet and road crud from getting in.

Good luck.   :152:
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Re: Rear preloaded adjuster
« Reply #3 on: Apr 03, 2022, 10:08 PM »
Will try

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Re: Rear preloaded adjuster
« Reply #4 on: Apr 10, 2022, 07:02 PM »
Right, I'm trying to adjust the preload on my 2010 and it's also solid.  I've given it a squirt of WD40 and letting that soak in, but my question is, what do people use to turn the collar?  I've got a variety of C spanners from various shocks I've had over the years on various bikes, but none fits exactly. Is there an approved Kawasaki tool, or otherwise what spec and size are folk using?  TIA :)

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Re: Rear preloaded adjuster
« Reply #5 on: Apr 10, 2022, 07:38 PM »
I am standing by the hammer suggestion.

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Re: Rear preloaded adjuster
« Reply #6 on: Apr 10, 2022, 07:44 PM »
*Originally Posted by Stewie [+]
I am standing by the hammer suggestion.

Stewie,
He is working on a Kawasaki; a precision machine - Your hammer suggestion is best suited to the Triumph bikes.
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Re: Rear preloaded adjuster
« Reply #7 on: Apr 10, 2022, 08:27 PM »
*Originally Posted by Oldplodder [+]
Stewie,
He is working on a Kawasaki; a precision machine - Your hammer suggestion is best suited to the Triumph bikes Tractors.
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Corrected it for you Dave  :7:
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Re: Rear preloaded adjuster
« Reply #8 on: Apr 10, 2022, 09:08 PM »
*Originally Posted by TowerMan [+]
Corrected it for you Dave  :7:

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Re: Rear preloaded adjuster
« Reply #9 on: Apr 10, 2022, 10:59 PM »
Removed adjuster and there was no oil in it, what kind of oil is needed to fil adjuster. Hopefully that's why it's seized. Help appreciated