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rear shock compression adjuster screw

Hi guys,

97 CBR 900 R trying to set up my suspension the way sport rider suggests, I noticed that my rear shock compression adjustment screw will only turn out 1.75 turns, the set up suggests 2.5 turns out and judging by the markings on the shock seems like I should be able to turn it out ten turns. Any one have any ideas?

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Re: rear shock compression adjuster screw

All I can say is be careful not to force on the ajuster cos I broke mine and that really sucks wait till someone gives you more info.
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Re: rear shock compression adjuster screw

Sounds like its time to toss the rear shock. Ive mesed about with the shock on mine and wouldnt say it handles like its on rails. Ive got mine currently set as per sports rider, and I dont really see much difference to the standard settings. It still wollows about, and refuses to hold a predictable line, nor does it give much feedback. Prolly the best thing i did was to drop my forks down by about 3-4mm.

As for the screw adjuster....cant say. Sounds like perhaps something internal is jamming it.

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[QUOTE=Cowboy1600]Sounds like its time to toss the rear shock. Ive mesed about with the shock on mine and wouldnt say it handles like its on rails. Ive got mine currently set as per sports rider, and I dont really see much difference to the standard settings. It still wollows about, and refuses to hold a predictable line, nor does it give much feedback. QUOTE]


I had basically the same problem till I put the Penske on. I still need to fine tune it, but it makes a huge difference at a fast pace and imagine that the adjusters actually work on the Penske.

The rear should have more adjustment and the age and the mileage on that shock I would replace it if it were my bike.
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Re: rear shock compression adjuster screw

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I had basically the same problem till I put the Penske on. I still need to fine tune it, but it makes a huge difference at a fast pace and imagine that the adjusters actually work on the Penske.

The rear should have more adjustment and the age and the mileage on that shock I would replace it if it were my bike.
Mine hasnt done that much work....about 25000k's which isnt to bad....considering the majority has been in traffic. 900rr's suspenders were pretty **** from the factory

mmmmmm penske.....yum.... but i cant afford aftermarket stupid damn uni....

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