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Old 12-03-2012, 01:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm sure there is a post on here somewhere about how to adjust the front suspension springs on a 2012 switchback, but, after performing a search I came up with zero.

Anyway, how do you go about loosening the two nuts on each shock? I've tried two different spanner wrenches and they both did nothing but scratch the paint off. Please let me know, thanks!
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I'm sure there is a post on here somewhere about how to adjust the front suspension springs on a 2012 switchback, but, after performing a search I came up with zero.

Anyway, how do you go about loosening the two nuts on each shock? I've tried two different spanner wrenches and they both did nothing but scratch the paint off. Please let me know, thanks!
I turned mine by hand, I think I may have jacked up the front end to get the weight off the springs though. Or if on the trail I tipped sled on its side and did one side at a time.
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Don't try to turn them at the same time. Just break the lock ring loose and keep it a few threads away from the one on the bottom of the spring and turn the spring by hand then tighten the lock back up
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I turned mine by hand, I think I may have jacked up the front end to get the weight off the springs though. Or if on the trail I tipped sled on its side and did one side at a time.
Correctamundo. Works every time. I've never had those jam nuts seperated. They turn easily together.
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Guess I never tried twisting by hand with the load taken off the front end. Will try that. Thanks to those responded!
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Guess I never tried twisting by hand with the load taken off the front end. Will try that. Thanks to those responded!
Your quite welcome, have a great season.
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