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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-23-2008, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
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resie shock adjustments....rebound/ dampining

Well i just got my new 08 stock resie shocks,i will be putting them on a 08 rhino with a 4 seater cage but nothing else in the bed(no rear seats,etc)so its not as heavy as a 4 seater with all the accesories.Anyways how should i adjust these shocks for starter settings.Which one is at the bottom of the shock and whick one is at the top?And where should i start.Thanks onbz
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Top is compression, bottom is rebound.

Set your preload first, and start with the stock resi settings. Go ride. Click, do again. Do everything in small steps, get your compression first. If you are casing on the front, dial in some more compression on the front.

Bucking in back? Rebound will help clicking up, but check maybe dialing down the compression on the back. Every ride make minor adjustments, you will be surprised how much one click makes on the shocks.

You will find what works, but you have to spend some time in the saddle. Every Rhino is different, and you will find what works for you. It all depends on how you ride.

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Top is compression, bottom is rebound.

Set your preload first, and start with the stock resi settings. Go ride. Click, do again. Do everything in small steps, get your compression first. If you are casing on the front, dial in some more compression on the front.

Bucking in back? Rebound will help clicking up, but check maybe dialing down the compression on the back. Every ride make minor adjustments, you will be surprised how much one click makes on the shocks.

You will find what works, but you have to spend some time in the saddle. Every Rhino is different, and you will find what works for you. It all depends on how you ride.
what is the stock settings.How do i set my preload?By adjusting the springs?thanks for any help.
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what is the stock settings.How do i set my preload?By adjusting the springs?thanks for any help.
Your stock settings are the midpoint settings. For example, if you have 12 clicks, you want to start at the 6th click and work up or down from there.
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what is the stock settings.How do i set my preload?By adjusting the springs?thanks for any help.
If you download the 700 Service Manual you will see all the shock info on page 3-46 on. That is a small cut 'n paste below.

For models equipped with gas-oil damper
shock absorbers
WARNING
_
Always adjust the spring preload, rebound
damping force and compression damping
force of both rear shock absorbers to the
same setting. Uneven adjustment can
result in poor handling and loss of stability.
1. Adjust:
spring preload

a. Elevate the rear wheels by placing a suitable
stand under the frame.
b. Loosen the locknut 1 with the ring nut
wrench 2.
c. Turn the adjusting ring 3 in direction a or
b.
TIP:
_
Be sure to remove all dirt and mud from
around the locknut and adjusting ring before
adjusting.
NOTICE
_
Never attempt to turn the adjusting ring
beyond the maximum or minimum setting.
d. Tighten the locknut to specification.
Ring nut wrench
90890-01268
Spanner wrench
YU-01268
Direction a
Spring preload is
increased (suspension
is harder).
Direction b
Spring preload is
decreased (suspension
is softer).
Adjusting length c
Standard: 63.5 mm (2.50 in)
Minimum: 63.5 mm (2.50 in)
Maximum: 78.5 mm (3.09 in)

Manual- drop.io 08servicemanual

Note my signature.

If all else fails, follow the instructions.
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