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    Has anyone tired one of these?Front Fork Bolt FOR Yamaha TW200 TW225 Preload Fork CAP Adjusters | eBay. Worth it if your doing lots of different riding? Are they really adjustable, or will you not even feel the difference?

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    I caution against any ebay items from overseas. With that being said, I suppose a little adjust ability would be nice for some, but I don't think it's really needed. Save your money for hand guards or a good skid plate if you haven't installed them yet
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    I have not tried them but i will be in the "not worth it" camp.

    Preload is one of those things that once you have it setup for your weight and you wont need to mess with it again, its not a riding condition thing its a setting up he bike for your weight thing. Fork preload is what sets the sag of the suspension when you sit on the bike. You can adjust it if need be with washers or pipe( metal or plastic) to get the sag~20-25% of the travel when you sit on the bike. You can make spacers for just a couple bucks tops.

    check the link below. Lizrdbrth wrote a nice writeup on how fork setup on these bikes is done.
    https://tw200forum.com/forum/technica...-changing.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by jb882 View Post

    check the link below. Lizrdbrth wrote a nice writeup on how fork setup on these bikes is done.
    https://tw200forum.com/forum/technica...-changing.html

    +1 on that ^ ^ ^ ^
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    Quote Originally Posted by jb882 View Post

    check the link below. Lizrdbrth wrote a nice writeup on how fork setup on these bikes is done.
    https://tw200forum.com/forum/technica...-changing.html
    Ditto!

    I changed the fork oil level per Lizrdbrth instructions from 157mm (factory level) to 130 mm and bottoming out has become a rare occurrence. A huge difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elime View Post
    Ditto!

    I changed the fork oil level per Lizrdbrth instructions from 157mm (factory level) to 130 mm and bottoming out has become a rare occurrence. A huge difference.
    are there different manuals?..the one i have says factory is 135mm not 157? i too read Lizrdbrth's post and did mine to 125.

    (sorry not wanting to hyjack the thread)

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    I assume the 157mm is what elite measured upon disassembly, not factory spec'd number. A bit of oil adheres to the springs when removed so the fluid level appears lower. Important part is that following the Lizrdbrth post results in much improved fork performance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by supachip1 View Post
    are there different manuals?..the one i have says factory is 135mm not 157? i too read Lizrdbrth's post and did mine to 125.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fred View Post
    I assume the 157mm is what elite measured upon disassembly, not factory spec'd number. A bit of oil adheres to the springs when removed so the fluid level appears lower. Important part is that following the Lizrdbrth post results in much improved fork performance.
    elite?? I like it!

    Anyway -- yes, 157mm is what I measured when I disassembled it and 130 is what it was when I put it back together. Lizrd told me to try 130 first, then 125, then 120. I was satisfied with 130 so I stopped.
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    Sorry Tony, my autocorrect is always trying to make you special, or elite. Takes deliberate correction on my part to sour you back to elime. I too took an educated guess at ~127mm, tried it, felt satisfied and moved on to other things ...like riding!
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