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Overturned spring preload adjusting ring.

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minner
Let me preface this by acknowledging that it's almost unbelievable that I could actually do this to my bike.  Embarrassment aside:
 
I overturned the spring preload adjusting ring (in the decreasing preload direction, turning clockwise if the ring is viewed front the rear of the bike).  I was trying to experiment with the extreme settings and made the ignorant assumption that the mechanism would not allow me to overturn it.  That said, I probably only overturned 1-2 clicks.  
 
The ajusting tool provided is now incapable of turning the ring in the opposite direction (in my hands at least). I tried to force it but the tool is becoming damaged from the repeated force on the most distal aspect of the hooked end. 
 
 
Any tips for breaking this loose?  I'd rather avoid the dealer for this issue but will bring it in if those with experience recommend it.    
 
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Guest Ralph
You may have bent the stepped ring or forced the stop under it a pic may help.
 

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rotaryryan24
Try a large flat blade screw driver set at the bottom of the notch on the adjuster then use a heavy hammer to hit the screw drive the proper direction. Sometimes it will work sometimes it won't. If it doesn't seam to be working stop before you damage the adjuster.

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Then your dead.
 
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potatochips
I'm having trouble following. If you decrease the preload all the way, wouldn't you just run into the wall at the highest preload setting? I'll have to take a look at the bike later, maybe I'm missing something.
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steviede
I'm having trouble following. If you decrease the preload all the way, wouldn't you just run into the wall at the highest preload setting? I'll have to take a look at the bike later, maybe I'm missing something.
That's what I'm thinking... if you go past the highest pre-load it goes back to the softest and you can't go past the softest setting
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potatochips
Rereading, I think you are just at the lowest preload setting and trying to get it to jump the wall to the highest preload, which it won't do. Turning clockwise from the rear of the bike is increasing the preload, not decreasing.
 
If I'm right here, there is nothing wrong, you are just at the lowest preload setting, you can only turn it clockwise which would increase the preload.  When it's not at the lowest preload, you can turn it in both directions.
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none
minner is going to feel real silly when he reads this.
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cassecou
minner is going to feel real silly when he reads this.
I think minner should be expelled from this site for a week :D 

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minner
Thank you Potatochips.  This was the issue.  My bike is sandwiched between two cars in a public garage and I'm only home at night so seeing that notch was difficult.  I just kept turning clockwise (from the rear view) and slowly increased the preload to the correct setting. Much better now.  
 
 
Embarrassed ?  Yes!  
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mjh937
I would say I have never said anything embarrassing on the forum, but Guru would just find and post them all :). I am glad to hear that there is nothing wrong with your bike.
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Guru
I don't think you should be embarrassed, stuff like this happens.
 
Talking about embarrassing, you are not alone  :D 
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Guest Ralph
If you never made a mistake you never did anything
alls well that ends well.
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potatochips
It didn't dawn on me till later what the problem was, it's so simple. I figured you just didn't get down and look at what was going on. As said, we all have those moments.

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DFDFF
What settings are you all running yours at?

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cassecou
This was a very human mistake, you should laugh about it and learn from it.
For me at 157lb, I like the comfort of setting it on [HASH]3. With my daughter +130lb, I like it on [HASH]7.

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valhalla
What settings are you all running yours at?
I weigh 220 and have it set at "7".  
 

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jerryv
Thank you Potatochips.  This was the issue.  My bike is sandwiched between two cars in a public garage and I'm only home at night so seeing that notch was difficult.  I just kept turning clockwise (from the rear view) and slowly increased the preload to the correct setting. Much better now.   
 
Embarrassed ?  Yes!  
Well at least embarrassment did not cost any $$$.  So you took one for the team.  Glad it wasn't me  :P

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minner
There are quality people on this forum. Proud to be associated
 
A setting of 6 city and 7 canyons seems the best for me at 200 lbs 

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