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Lower your tire pressure to 30 in each tire. 
 

set your rear sag. 60-70mm How heavy are you?

 

grab a screwdriver and turn down the rear shock compression ( adjuster at top). Start with two clicks counter clockwise. Then do one click each time until it is less stiff over bumps or you run out of adjustment. 
 

On underside of fork legs turn adjusters one click at a time to soften compression. On all adjusters lefty loosely = softer/less. Righty righty = stiffer/more. 
 

 

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Mucho Gracias, I am more than the shock was meant for🤪. Im taking my bike to a suspension shop soon to have it sorted out for my weight.....

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Adjust the compression to the lowest setting then work your way up, after changing your shock spring to suit your weight. 

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On 11/9/2020 at 8:06 PM, Goldentaco said:

Lower your tire pressure to 30 in each tire. 
 

set your rear sag. 60-70mm How heavy are you?

 

grab a screwdriver and turn down the rear shock compression ( adjuster at top). Start with two clicks counter clockwise. Then do one click each time until it is less stiff over bumps or you run out of adjustment. 
 

On underside of fork legs turn adjusters one click at a time to soften compression. On all adjusters lefty loosely = softer/less. Righty righty = stiffer/more. 
 

 

J

Thanks.  Got the back sorted.  Super dumb question I’m sure, so pls bear with me as I’m new to this!  On the underside of the fork legs, there’s a rubber cover.  Do I just lever that out with a screwdriver?  

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57 minutes ago, Sean B said:

Thanks.  Got the back sorted.  Super dumb question I’m sure, so pls bear with me as I’m new to this!  On the underside of the fork legs, there’s a rubber cover.  Do I just lever that out with a screwdriver?  

Yup  @Svrider has it.   I keep a pair of needlenose pliers in the tank bag to grab that if I need to adjust.  Just shove the nose in the rubber grip it and rip it.

 

I've found on both my WR250R and the Tenere 700 once I have the compression adjusted, I generally leave it alone.

 

J

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