Pre-Load Adjustment? - BMW G310 R/GS Forum
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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-13-2018, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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Pre-Load Adjustment?

Afternoon all.

I responded a few times to a post about suspension upgrades on this situation, but hoping for an assist here.

So, completely unable to adjust my rear shock pre-load.. (Forgive my ignorance if so, but I'm a relatively strong guy and can get virtually no movement at all. Get proper tool fitment, but nearly no luck on counter or clockwise movement...) I am 6ft with a 32" inseam and riding on the balls of my feet at best. Have heard of shorter people flat footing, but for the life of me, I cannot get movement in the spring.

Any input?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-13-2018, 07:55 PM
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Did you use the extension piece? Item 6 in the toolkit, p64 of the Rider’s Manual.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-13-2018, 07:59 PM
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Are you using the little extension that fits over the preload adjustment wrench? Can you post some pics showing how youíre trying to use it? It takes a little effort to turn the preload adjustment ring. But any healthy adult should be able to do it fairly easily.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-16-2018, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
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Gents.. Good morning. Apologies for delay, thanks for the response..

So the update.. Went to the dealer to get the exhaust installed, suspension adjusted, headlight tightened up a bit.. (No fix for the light apparently.)

Suspension was at its lowest setting.. Service department had stated they have seen a lot of variables on height from the GS and R... so much in fact that I sat on a new GS sitting in dealer and felt, well, maybe a half inch or more lower?

None the less.. Bike is perfectly ride able as is, but shocked to see such variations in ride height.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-19-2018, 03:11 AM
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Look into Rally-Raid Products level 1 rear suspension shock. You can lower the bike by decreasing the length of the shock. You will still have the same amount of travel.

$500 for shock vs. $400 for lower seat. I would buy the shock

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-23-2018, 11:36 PM
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I read through the manual and I’m not sure how to determine the best setting. I’m 5’10” 190 lbs and set it to the middle. Thx for any advice...
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-24-2018, 04:06 AM
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Hi guys.
I'm new to this forum and like many others have issues with the g301gs seat height.
Can anyone confirm what change in seat height is obtainable by adjusting the pre-load from its hardest to softest setting.

Many thanks,
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-24-2018, 01:13 PM
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this gives a good tutorial on setting rear Pre-Load.

it takes the guess work out of where you twist that adjuster...
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