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kle, rear shock adjustment

does anyone have any experience with this? the manual isn't verry clear and so far i already have problems finding a fitting wrench. i tried a "universal" on but that wasn"t so universal and ordering the original one from kawa would kost 125 euro's. no way. still like to set the rear schock harder but how?
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How about going to a dealership and ask them to borrow theirs quickly?
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just ordert a adjustable one for 8 euro's but still is there anyone who hase actually adjusted his rear shock this???
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The one off my honda fireblade fitted the kle shocker. I had to get a freind to pull the bike back onto its side stand to take the weight off the back wheels in order for me to adjust it.

Its a very tight area where the shock is fitted and difficult to get the adjustment done...Thats why Kawasaki avoids too much detail in the handbook.

I went up two notches from standard but I think Im gonna put it up to max when I get round to it.


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Luuk, when I make my kle taller I was with rear shock in my hand not on bike. But I made it mor gentle not harder moving that disk from the top of spring on a looser position. I think that reversing my work you can move it some "clicks" down to make the spring harder ( to compress it) if you can get it from my poor english
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KLE rear shock.

Hello Luuk.

Very difficult to set without the proper tool.

You must set it so that your weight compresses the spring 25% of it's total travel. About 30mm average for all bikes.

I have set mine very soft, as I have a bit of a bad back. The bike is quite low now though.

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thanks for the tips, i"ll wait till the tool comes in and then have another go at it.
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just ordert a adjustable one for 8 euro's but still is there anyone who hase actually adjusted his rear shock this???
Hi Luuk,
Where can you get an adjustable one for that price?

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i saw one in a booster catalog, and my friendly local motorcycle surplier (he does ducati so he not making to much money of me, i think he hopes i convert and go over to the italian side) ordered it for me. cost of the tool is 9.95 euro's not 9, my mistake. try Booster Motorcycle Products
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Thanks Luuk,
The website works but not in other than Dutch, but I get the idea and that tool looks very useful!
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