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· The Intern
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On the Ohlins rear shock, there is the pheumatic preload adjustment. It allows a fine adjustment to preload on the bike.
Can the preload be changed in a more coarse manner, such as using a spanner tool? Or Does the shock have to be compressed to make more coarse preload adjustments?
Someone told me that you would have to compress the shock to change preload, which means that one only has the fine preload adjustment from the pneumatic adjuster. Hope I am making sense, and that someone can get me an answer for this.
I thought that all one has to do is loosen up the top preload collar (there are two - top and bottom one), and then just use the spanner wrench to put more or less preload on the spring, then tighten up the top collar again. Am I wrong?
 

· The Intern
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yes you can turn the adjuster with a spanner wrench just like any other shock, once you have it in the range then you can fine tune with the hydraulic preload adjuster

Cool. I will have to check this out, since some say it is preset until you compress the spring, while others say you can do this no problem.
Thanks for the info guys.
 
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