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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-19-2012, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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Default Spanner wrench for preload adjustment....

2 quick questions regarding the mono shock adjustment - can someone who owns a spanner wrench please trace it and scan the paper and email it to me so my neighbor can water jet me one? Next question, when adjusting the preload does the bike need to be jacked up to get any tension off of the shock?

Next, can someone please tell me or show me what the factory dog bones look like for an 07 jackpot? I'm trying to find out if my bike is lowered ( I think it is)... The dogbones on it are silver and have a few cutouts....in a box of parts I got when I bought the bike is 2 other black dog ones with no cutouts and they are an inch or so smaller than the silver ones on the bike now....

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Why dont you just buy one? I think they are pretty cheap. Any mc dealer should have them.
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Why dont you just buy one? I think they are pretty cheap. Any mc dealer should have them.
I just went through this a couple weeks ago. The only ones that will really work and get the job done is the one from Polaris($60) or from barracuda($30). Generic or universal tools have too long of a hook to work well. Kinda cramped in there.

If mine fits in my scanner I'll get it uploaded for you.

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This what you need?
The small tics closest to the wrench are 1/32"
No jacking up either. Just loosen the top collar, adjust the bottom closest to the spring, then tighten up the top collar. Good to go!
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Why dont you just buy one? I think they are pretty cheap. Any mc dealer should have them.
well because my neighbor has a water jet machine at work and offered to make me one because he has a vegas and could use it on his bike as well...i know I could pay $30 for a barracuda, but I could also pay zero and let him make it during his lunch break...

kingslyzissou - any chance you could trace it on a piece of paper and scan and email it to me, noting the thickness of the metal as well.
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Oddly enough, the longer the dog-bones the lower the rear suspension sits.
The stockers on my Kingpin and the lowered 'bones were both silver colored.

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Hi,

Do u need the tool if the shock is out of the bike ?

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kingslyzissou - any chance you could trace it on a piece of paper and scan and email it to me, noting the thickness of the metal as well.
Oh, you mean like you originally asked? Haha...yep. I'm good with direction, really.
I thought a scan might be better. I'll draw it out when I get home tonight and shoot it to you, including thickness.

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Do u need the tool if the shock is out of the bike ?

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Couldn't say. I would imagine so. It would actually be easier to adjust while it's mounted so the stock can stay stable while you turn the collars, unless you put it in a vise. Just need something to hold the shock. I don't think you would need Victory's, or Bulldog's. If it's out, I think a universal from any shop would do.

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Oh, you mean like you originally asked? Haha...yep. I'm good with direction, really.
I thought a scan might be better. I'll draw it out when I get home tonight and shoot it to you, including thickness.
thanks so much...you could email me the scanned picture too if you want, that might work as long as I can tell what the 100% aspect ratio is so I dont make it too small or too big because of the image being adjusted
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