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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-08-2017, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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Burgman 200: How to adjust rear shocks

Could qualify as a stupid question...?

I'm looking for a collar or some other way to turn the twin L and R shocks on my 2014 to check out how those settings feel. Are you supposed to just grab and turn? I do see a hole to the right of the Left shock and vice versa on the other side. Is that for an Allen wrench to go into, to loosen up and allow us to turn the shocks?

The manual says to just do it, but now how.

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-08-2017, 03:31 PM
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Have you seen your "tool" kit that came with the scooter?
You will probably find a spanner in there for the sole purpose of adjusting the shock collar.
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Thanks for replying.

Is that the long handled thing that takes out the spark plug? I looked for a roundish tool but there wasn't any. That's what I used on other motorcycles...
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Am I supposed to use this tool somehow? That's all that came in my tool kit along with a phillips head screwdriver.
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Oh, and a 10/12 mm wrench.
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The "roundish" tool is what i got with my 400. I cannot tell directly from the picture but if it is sized so it fits snugly in the hole in the collar, I bet that is what your supposed to do with what you show. It's probably that or maybe you're supposed to use it to hang your scooter from the garage ceiling when not in use.

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I'm thinking the second thing you mentioned is the way to go!

Thanks. Yeah, the 400 deal is more what I'm used to. But I'm not seeing it on the 200. Sure seems to be tough to find. And probably equally as easy once you know how to do it.
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Am I supposed to use this tool somehow? That's all that came in my tool kit along with a phillips head screwdriver.
Like you I wanted to check out the suspension settings and the manual was vague

I did see some youtube videos of other scooters where they just rotated the shock tube body by hand while the rear of the scooter was suspended in air.

I saw that tool in the cheapo tool kit too and I assumed it was for the shocks adjustments as well but have not tried it yet.

Let us know how it turns out.
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Hey ZMan.

Thanks for posting.

I just ordered this manual. http://www.service-shop-repair-manua...repair-manual/. Hopefully the answer is contained within those pages. $45. Hope it's worth it...
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$45. Hope it's worth it...
I bet it says "Be sure the hook is securely fastened to the ceiling before attempting to hang the scooter."
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