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 Query - standard number of exposed threads on base of shock

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66T

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PostSubject: Query - standard number of exposed threads on base of shock   Mon Nov 16, 2015 7:08 am

Oops - I've stuffed it up. I forgot to count the exposed threads above the shock clevis. I lowered the bike and found the chain slipper getting munched badly, so wound the clevis down again. Trouble is, I've gone too far, I think.

Anyone know the standard setting?
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PostSubject: Re: Query - standard number of exposed threads on base of shock   Tue Jan 05, 2016 3:27 pm

I would like to know as well.
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PostSubject: Re: Query - standard number of exposed threads on base of shock   Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:19 pm

Make sure the rear suspension is fully extended, take a measurement from the axle/swingarm up to some point on the frame above it with a measuring tape, then go to the dealer or to another known stock bike and make the same measurement  thumb
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PostSubject: Re: Query - standard number of exposed threads on base of shock   Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:08 am

Set the sag correctly, you cant use the number of threads to setup your bike.
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PostSubject: Re: Query - standard number of exposed threads on base of shock   Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:34 am

Jens Eskildsen wrote:
Set the sag correctly, you cant use the number of threads to setup your bike.
I think everbody wants to know the stock rear shock height. Im not 100% sure but I think its 26" from center on axle to helmet lock
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PostSubject: Re: Query - standard number of exposed threads on base of shock   Sat Jan 09, 2016 5:09 pm

I know, im with you so far, I just fail to see to what point, unless you somehow know that at stock settings, it would be correct for your weight/gear and ridingstyle ect..
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PostSubject: Re: Query - standard number of exposed threads on base of shock   Sat Jan 09, 2016 5:20 pm

Jens Eskildsen wrote:
I know, im with you so far, I just fail to see to what point, unless you somehow know that at stock settings, it would be correct for your weight/gear and ridingstyle ect..

Static Ride Height and Sag are two different things, once the static height is known, then you can move onto sag and preload.
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PostSubject: Re: Query - standard number of exposed threads on base of shock   Sun Jan 10, 2016 1:40 am

Anyone have an answer on this? I'm in the process of rebuilding the shock and the shaft rotated, or screwed into the clevis, while removing the top nut. I'd like to know approximately how far the shaft is in the clevis, in a non lowered shock. Jens, I think you misunderstood the question, btw. Any help would be appreciated.
Cheers,
Brent
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PostSubject: Re: Query - standard number of exposed threads on base of shock   Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:37 am

WeAkSaUzE wrote:
Static Ride Height and Sag are two different things, once the static height is known, then you can move onto sag and preload.

Hi, im very well avare, thanks. thumb

tread55: Sorry, english isnt my native language. Sorry I cant help.
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PostSubject: Re: Query - standard number of exposed threads on base of shock   Sun Jan 10, 2016 1:53 pm

tread55 wrote:
Anyone have an answer on this?  I'm in the process of rebuilding the shock and the shaft rotated, or screwed into the clevis, while removing the top nut.  I'd like to know approximately how far the shaft is in the clevis, in a non lowered shock.  Jens, I think you misunderstood the question, btw.  Any help would be appreciated.
Cheers,
Brent

Are you asking about this area?



To the best of my knowledge, this adjustment is as Yamaha shipped it.
I am not original owner, but I never changed it and I bought the bike with only 300 miles on it.

Sorry for the blurry pic, but it's about 4 or 5 exposed threads. If that is indeed what you're looking for.

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PostSubject: Re: Query - standard number of exposed threads on base of shock   Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:12 pm

Motokid,
Yes! That is exactly what I was looking for. I really appreciate you taking the time to not only answer but show an actual picture. Thank you, not only for answering this question but for all your input on this forum.
Cheers,
Brent
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PostSubject: Re: Query - standard number of exposed threads on base of shock   Tue Jan 12, 2016 3:45 am

Yes, thank you for all your replies. Thing is, I'm sure that the original setting is more that 4 threads, since I screwed mine down to about that from stock.

Back to the drawing board... I'm going to my dealer next week, so will count the threads on a display bike if he has one, and post the result.
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PostSubject: Re: Query - standard number of exposed threads on base of shock   Tue Jan 12, 2016 6:54 am

Another way to possibly "check it" is seat height. scratch dunno

A wr250r seat height is 36.6 inches
A wr250x seat height is 35.2 inches


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PostSubject: Re: Query - standard number of exposed threads on base of shock   Mon Jan 18, 2016 2:34 pm

not sure if you still find this helpful, but I count 7 threads on mine. Bought the bike brand new, never messed with the suspension.



While we are at it, (maybe someone else in the future will stumble upon this and be thankful for it), the threads for the stock preload:



and excuse for my dirty bike, haven't started with winter cleaning yet Shog


ps: according to the manual the spring in "standard" position should be 211.5 mm long
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PostSubject: Re: Query - standard number of exposed threads on base of shock   Mon Jan 18, 2016 4:37 pm

Thanks for posting, bigg. I'm sure it will help someone out in the future. thumb
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PostSubject: Re: Query - standard number of exposed threads on base of shock   Tue Jan 19, 2016 9:22 pm

I visited the Yamaha dealer yesterday. Unlike the photo above, there is an unthreaded area under the rebound adjuster.

Anyway, there were 7 threads visible, much like bigg's pic.

Looks like 7 is the magic number. Thanks to all thumb
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PostSubject: Re: Query - standard number of exposed threads on base of shock   Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:26 am

As an FYI...

The adjustment at the bottom of the shock is a nice little way to change the geometry of the bike.

If you want a little quicker handling bike you can have more exposed threads - it raises the back of the bike.

If the bike is too nervous for your liking then reduce the number of threads showing - drops the back of the bike.

Of course before you do all this make sure your pre-load is setup right.
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PostSubject: Re: Query - standard number of exposed threads on base of shock   Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:49 am

This was the method in my madness in the first place. I have a very tall Pirelli MT43 on the back, so attempted to compensate for it.

Thing is that the front slipper really started to wear unacceptably, so back it went to (almost!) stock.

Frankly, my WR doesn't really care about any adjustment. It goes about its business unaffected, so it seems. Odd.
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