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Old 01-27-2008, 12:53 PM   #1
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How do I adjust the rear shocks on my Kawasaki 1500 Classic. Thanks
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Old 01-28-2008, 06:54 PM   #2
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With a big hammer, the universal calibration device.
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Old 01-29-2008, 07:51 AM   #3
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Longshot, ignore cuddy. He's obviously behind on his meds.

Not familiar with the 1500, I'd recommend you pull out the Owner's Manual and see what the recommended adjustment is, and how it is accomplished.

Looking at a picture, it appears you will find an adjustable collar at the bottom of the shock. Cranking it around with either a special spanner or a big crescent wrench will increase (or decrease) the preload of the spring. It doesn't look like you have any damping adjustment.

Good luck!
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Old 01-29-2008, 08:31 AM   #4
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"Good luck!"

Sounds like he's gonna need it.
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A hammer and an aluminum drift will work if you don't have a pin spanner......
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Old 02-06-2008, 02:17 PM   #6
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A hammer and an aluminum drift will work if you don't have a pin spanner......
Or... he could just go to the gym and develop the strength to turn them by hand. See? Going to the gym solves everything.
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