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Old 03-30-2012, 10:52 AM Thread Starter
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Question Adjusting preload on JP - How to???

Hey boys,

Since I did my drop a few weeks back I want to start playing around with the shock preload. Problem is, I'm not sure how to access it.

I've picked up the preload tool from Barracuda so that's covered. My question is, how do you acceess the damn thing? Do you have to remove the fuse box on the right side to get in there? I can't seem to find any guidance on this so I went to the best possible place out there....here.

If someone could run me through how to get that tool in the teeth that would be great. I got no problem pulling things apart to get there, I just want to make sure that I actually have to.

Thanks a mil. Peace.

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Old 03-30-2012, 02:07 PM
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1. Rest the motorcycle on the sidestand. Remove
the right side cover. See page 27.
2. Remove the fuse box. See page 67. Make sure
the rear brake fluid reservoir cap is secure to
prevent fluid loss.
3. Remove the three 10 mm bolts securing the
fuse box bracket to the chassis.
4. Remove the on-board diagnostics connector
from the fuse box bracket by squeezing the
connector lock and pulling the connector apart.
Leave the terminated end attached to the fuse
box bracket.
5. Remove the wire harness dart from the fuse
box bracket by sliding the connector off the
dart clip.
6. Carefully pull and rotate the fuse box bracket
toward the front of the motorcycle.
7. The upper spanner nut on the shock is the lock
nut. The lower spanner nut is the adjuster nut.
Loosen the lock nut by turning it
counterclockwise (as viewed from the top of
shock) with the spanner wrench.
8. Spray a light lubricant on the adjuster nut
where it contacts the spring. DO NOT allow
spray to contact the drive belt.
9. Adjust shock preload by rotating the adjuster
nut clockwise (as viewed from the top of
shock) to INCREASE preload (firm) or
counterclockwise to DECREASE preload
(softer).
10. Recheck the preload measurement after adjusting.
11. Tighten the lock nut securely against the adjuster nut.
12. Reinstall the fuse box bracket and tighten the bolts securely.
13. Reinstall the fuse box and side cover.
10 mm Bolts
Increase
Preload
(more firm)
Decrease
Preload
(softer)
Adjuster
Nut (lower)
Lock Nut (upper

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Old 03-30-2012, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
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Default That's what I'm talking about.

Thanks a mil, Gibson. Huge help bro. I'm on it asap.

Also, if that's a pdf service manual you were pulling that info from I wouldn't be opposed to getting a copy in the ol' inbox.

Thanks again.

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Get a long punch or heavy screwdriver and tap the nuts around and only have to pull the side cover.

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Thanks a mil, Gibson. Huge help bro. I'm on it asap.

Also, if that's a pdf service manual you were pulling that info from I wouldn't be opposed to getting a copy in the ol' inbox.

Thanks again.
owners manual you can download from the Polaris website with an account sign up..service manual I bought on ebay http://stores.ebay.com/Three-Cycles-...id=p4340.l2563 sent it in 3 days very good condition easy to read with all the electrical info.

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