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My bike didn't come with the manual so this may seem like a silly question but what do the adjustments on the top of the forks do? And what adjustments can be made to the rear shock? I'd like to increase my ride height a bit but don't know how. Thanks in advance
 

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No one knows anything?
 

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You shouldn't use your suspension adjustments to increase/decrease ride height. The stock 1k suspension is adjustable for preload, compression and rebound damping.
 

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So what do the adjustments on the top of the forks do?
 

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one is for preload, it can change the ride height, but that's not it's purpose, its supposed to be used to set static sag. The other is for either compression or rebound damping, I can't remember which at the moment and I'm nowhere near a manual. The other damping adjustment is at the bottom of the fork near the brakes.
 

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See that's my confusion, because there's the blue adjustment, and then another one below (looks like a hex bolt) I don't know which is which. Also, I heard that the right and left forks do different things. I don't know, frustrating???
 

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Both fork legs perform the same function. The outer adjuster that looks like a hex is your preload adjustment. The one inside it that looks like screwdriver slot is your damping adjustment. I no longer have the stock forks and I just can't remember if it's rebound or compression on the top of the fork. The other damping adjustment is near the bottom of the fork.
 

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Both fork legs perform the same function. The outer adjuster that looks like a hex is your preload adjustment. The one inside it that looks like screwdriver slot is your damping adjustment. I no longer have the stock forks and I just can't remember if it's rebound or compression on the top of the fork. The other damping adjustment is near the bottom of the fork.
An easy way to remember which is which......

Rebound is Right in front of you.
(compression is the one at the bottom)
 

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An easy way to remember which is which......

Rebound is Right in front of you.
(compression is the one at the bottom)
Thanks. I keep getting it mixed up because on inverted forks its the other way 'round, so I just always check the manual.
 

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Thanks. I keep getting it mixed up because on inverted forks its the other way 'round, so I just always check the manual.
I don't know what year/model USDs you have, but K6+ 600/750 Showa forks have the rebound adjuster on top.

This is straight out of the service manual.
 

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I don't know what year/model USDs you have, but K6+ 600/750 Showa forks have the rebound adjuster on top.

This is straight out of the service manual.
Do you have the same page from the SV1000 manual? Because I suspect it says something different.
 

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As a matter of fact......

The assemblies are different, but the adjustments are in the same place.
 

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Then I stand corrected, I was mis-informed at some point.
 
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