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Rebound Dampening help

04 R6. So just yesterday I noticed that my rebound dampening is off from right to left. When sitting on the bike: the left fork shows 7 lines. On the right it shows 8 1/4 lines. I tried adjusting them after watching continuous videos of "onthethrottletv" so i could do it correctly. So i took my flat driver and tried to bring up the right side equal to the left (7lines side) but nothing was happening. It wouldnt go up nor down. I got to a point where it wouldnt go any further, say 18 clicks to the right and then became "tough" to turn. I knew not to go past this point bc if i forced it it could damage the components. Im not too edumicated in suspension so help is appreciated greatly. As for my for my fork oil, i do not know whens the last time its been changed (only had it for about 8mnths)

What could be wrong? Do i need to loosen the forks or triple to adjust the rebound? No right?

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This site was helpful but not about my problem: Motorcycle Suspension Setup 101


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Re: Rebound Dampening help

I think you're confusing rebound settings with the pre-load adjusters........

A nut controls the pre-load (where you see the 'lines) and a screw adjusts the rebound (no noticeable adjustment lines).

See picture.

You'll need a wrench to adjust the pre-load....
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Yea idk. Your picture is confusing. Lol. I tried adjusting the screw but nothing happened. How can i get both 7 lines on each side then? Thanks


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Oh oh got it. So yea i guess preload then. I thought that "controls" the lines so i could make them equal


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Re: Rebound Dampening help

The preload adjuster needs a wrench 16 mm, I think... I don't remember.

So now you'll probably have to screw your rebound back to where it was now that you fiddled with that (hope you counted!!!) or find out where the "untouched" one rests. Unless you touched both lol.

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The preload adjuster needs a wrench 16 mm, I think... I don't remember.

So now you'll probably have to screw your rebound back to where it was now that you fiddled with that (hope you counted!!!) or find out where the "untouched" one rests. Unless you touched both lol.
Ok cool. I only touched the left. & yea I counted, i put the rebound back to where it was. Do i need to do anything special to adjust or after adjusting them to the same line? Or just adjust it w/ the wrench & thats it?


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Sorry i meant "i only touched the right 1"


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Re: Rebound Dampening help

Nope, nothing extra needed.... just turn it until it moves up/down to match the other. It won't click but it will gradually move up or down, you'll see it happen.

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Ok sweet! That makes me feel at ease now. Thanks a lot dude. Much appreciated


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