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  1. #1
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    Question Savage/S40 Shock Setting

    Anyone willing to share their experience setting the rear shock on a LS650 (Savage), S40 or S50? Detailed instructions would be appreciated. I have the Clymer book and it seems to leave some details out. For instance, do the shocks have to be decompressed and tricks for doing it if needed. Also, the notches for the setting are not visible. Are the changes made by feel only? All suggestions and help appreciated. Thanks!!!
    Last edited by LS650RJM; 09-24-2005 at 09:31 AM.

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    Question Savage/LS650 Shock Help Needed

    No takers so far. Any suggestions on where to get the information?
    Last edited by LS650RJM; 10-05-2005 at 02:03 PM.

  4. #3
    Doesn't think you're funny
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    sorry i cant be of help...i have an M50 and it is pretty easy even though it is a hidden shock.

    not sure how to do the S exterior ones. someone will be along sometime today to help answer i am sure



    welcome BTW!

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  5. #4
    Clunked into first gear
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    we did the c50 this weekend, it was simple enopugh, remove the cover and the toolbox and twist the 'thingy' with the big wrench (LOL, technical huh?)
    Catherine, biker buddy to soulmate Ray
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  6. #5
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    PM Uncle Bob or Louis and see if they can change the threads title to "Savage/LS650 Shock Help Needed". That might get you a few more hits.

    From what most bikes I have been told that have the adjustable shocks they are "Usually" a ratcheting up motion with a sharp drop back to the start. They are tight to click up in the notches (by feel) and once you reach the highest point they usually drop back to the full extended position. Bee careful if yours is one of those systems because the quick drop can bust your knuckles since it is in essence the compressed spring getting released all at once.
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    Good ideas! I sent the e-mail to request the change.

  8. #7
    Dogs Best Friend(admin)

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    Title Changed!! There is a Savage specific forum at http://suzukisavage.com/ I'm sure you could find some info there.

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    Shock Setting Information Found

    Thanks for the advice. The other forum had good information and some good pictures too. (http://suzukisavage.com/cgi-bin/YaBB...num=1116292703) I made the adjustment to the shock and will try it out tomorrow. It was on the second setting and now it is on the fourth setting. Makes sense once you do it. Thanks again!!!

  10. #9
    Doesn't think you're funny
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    i dont think i will ever get used to seeing just one cylinder on a bike! very different look.

    glad you got it figured out. the higher setting should help handling.

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  11. #10
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    Talking

    I have my Savage 650 set on the firmest setting this gives me the heighest ride hight and allows for a smoother ride at highway speeds. How that you ask? My bike was hitting the the bump stops at highway speeds , somthing you dont want to happen. lol
    I dont take the cover off to change settings though
    You have the Constitutional right, to not have any rights, the government doesn’t what you to have, at any given time!

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