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Can someone do me a favor and see if the owners manual notes how many lines there are on the adjusters for the front fork preload.

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There is no external preload adjustment. Are you talking about fork tube height ? In the sand of N.J. you might want to keep the nose up,top line flush with the clamp.

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I am talking about the preload.on top pf each fork is a big flat head screw diver type slot that you can turn to adjust the preload. the default setting is line 3 according to the repair manual, but i was wondering how much more i can loosen it.

The forks are raised through the clamp about 3/4 of an inch....i was thinking about putting them back down where they cam from the factory

John: cant ride weekends as I have my son who is 11 months old

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My s has no preload adjustment. On my street bikes i run just enough preload to stop the fork from bottoming under heavy braking. Not much help,i know.

It's just a ride height adjustment and will have little affect on anything else. It will certainly have a stop,in other words you can turn it all the way in or out without any problems.

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the small slot screw on the top of the fork is not preload adjustment. its rebound damping adjustment (on an S)

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There is no external preload adjustment, like it has been said.

The top flat head screw driver slot adjusts the rebound damping and the bottom the compression damping.

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Now I am confused. The screw on top is not a small one on the 2001 S model. According to my Clymer manual, that big screw is to adjust the preload, just like it was for for every bike I've ever owned. I guess the 2002 on bikes must have rebound and no preload on top.

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