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Non ES suspension changes

Is there any adjustments that can be made to the stock mom ES version of the suspension other than the soft and hard lever positions?
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Is there any adjustments that can be made to the stock mom ES version of the suspension other than the soft and hard lever positions?
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On the rear that is the only settings for spring pre load. There is a damping force setting on the rear as well . It is located at the base of the spring. To determine where yours is set at ,you'll need to run the adjuster all the way clockwise until it stops. Then back off to desired setting. 1 click counter clockwise is the maximum damping force. 12 clicks counter clockwise is the standard setting and 20 is the softest rebound setting.

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Of course preload, rebound, and damping are adjustable in the front.

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Note also that while the spring preload,(up top) is adjustable on both front shocks, the compression and rebound damping is just adjustable on the right side shock on the A models.

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THanks Fellas. This should at least get me started at looking into it myself. I'm not very mechanical but will try and perform some adjustments this spring.
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We refer to it as the A model. The Yamaha standard settings of 12 clicks out are pretty lame. As a starting point, set all your damping adjustments to 8 clicks out, and when evaluating your ride, adjust 2 clicks, evaluate, adjust again, eventually getting yourself dialed into 1 click either way... after a few weeks of riding, tweak to your preference again.
Rear shock needs to be tamed down on a Gen3/4, so my guess is you'll end up with the rebound damping on the rear shock at 6 or 7 clicks out.
Front forks have progressive springs and preload will have been set to 5 lines showing... if you weigh anywhere close to 200 lbs., dial in the preload to 1 line showing, try it. Tweak it one way or the other to suit.

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Isn't all this "how to" in your owners manual? If you don't have one, it can be viewed and pdf downloaded here -> https://www.yamahamotorsports.com/mo...owners-manuals. I like having the pdf on my phone. Seems I can never remember how to reset the clock twice per year .

You may find this thread -> https://www.fjrowners.com/forums/8-f...-settings.html and this thread -> https://www.fjrowners.com/forums/9-f...on-matrix.html helpful.

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