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On a decently long stretch of highway that I ride every day, there are these like ripples in the asphalt every like 10 seconds or so that kick my ass, and the very last one on the exit I take always literally kicks my ass off the seat.

I feel like the rear coilovers are a little too stiff for my taste. Is there a good way to soften them without swapping the parts entirely? I know you can adjust the preload but I bought the bike barely used so I don't have the tool set that came with it. I also dont know how to check if there is preload to begin with.

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The best thing to do would be to adjust the two shocks on the rear tire, so maybe try and find a replacement tool? Oh wait, here's one. Adjusting the shocks was the first thing I did during my first longer ride and it made a huge difference. You don't need to buy new parts to make your bike ride better, you just need to adjust it. I suppose you could always stand up or lift yourself off the seat when you're going to hit a huge bump, too. That was some advice I picked up during my motorcycle training class it's worth it. It keeps your eyes on the road too :)
 

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On a decently long stretch of highway that I ride every day, there are these like ripples in the asphalt every like 10 seconds or so that kick my ass, and the very last one on the exit I take always literally kicks my ass off the seat.

I feel like the rear coilovers are a little too stiff for my taste. Is there a good way to soften them without swapping the parts entirely? I know you can adjust the preload but I bought the bike barely used so I don't have the tool set that came with it. I also dont know how to check if there is preload to begin with.

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If it’s only “barely used”, are you sure it’s not in the toolkit? In the box behind the LH side panel? Don’t see why any previous owner would remove and keep it......just a thought.
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I only got a 14/17 crescent wrench, pliers, and screw driver in 1 pouch, and the spanner in the other pouch.
Please don't tell me I got stiffed.
BTW what do dealers do with the crap they stole from these kits ? At this point they should have racks and racks of these crappy tools in their inventory …
Not that any one is going to buy crap made from the cheese OEM tool kits are made out of when craftsman is available for under $1 per item, and Harbor fright sells far better than Yamaha junk for less than 25c a pop …
 

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I only got a 14/17 crescent wrench, pliers, and screw driver in 1 pouch, and the spanner in the other pouch.
Please don't tell me I got stiffed.
This is all you get with the Yamaha tool kit
 

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Oooo that pic of the crated SCR now tells me what I need to check again on my bike.
My serial number is 998 - and the 999 bike also was sold at this same dealer a month or so ago.
That owner Hack'd it apparently.
 

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If it’s only “barely used”, are you sure it’s not in the toolkit? In the box behind the LH side panel? Don’t see why any previous owner would remove and keep it......just a thought.
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For some reason I thought the tool kit would have been provided separately. I thought I read that in the manual or something. If it's on the bike in that tool kit, I'm sure it's there. I'll check when I get home.
 

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The best thing to do would be to adjust the two shocks on the rear tire, so maybe try and find a replacement tool? Oh wait, here's one. Adjusting the shocks was the first thing I did during my first longer ride and it made a huge difference. You don't need to buy new parts to make your bike ride better, you just need to adjust it. I suppose you could always stand up or lift yourself off the seat when you're going to hit a huge bump, too. That was some advice I picked up during my motorcycle training class it's worth it. It keeps your eyes on the road too :)
How much did you adjust it? Just so I have a starting point.
 

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How much did you adjust it? Just so I have a starting point.
My shocks came in at the lowest, most compressed setting which made me feel every bump. I clicked each shock up twice for a much smoother ride, and make sure to adjust both! I'm 6' ~150lbs btw, so if you're heavier, around 180-200lbs, I'm assuming you might want to go up another click. You only have 4 adjustment clicks so keep that in mind when you start ratcheting up.

Hope this helps!
 
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