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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-14-2019, 11:39 AM
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Originally Posted by smallj View Post
You are correct, the bike is supposed to be running when making adjustments.
Why would that matter? Adjusting the preload is strictly a mechanical adjustment. No electronics are involved at all. That is silly.
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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-14-2019, 12:11 PM
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Originally Posted by PNorris View Post
Why would that matter? Adjusting the preload is strictly a mechanical adjustment. No electronics are involved at all. That is silly.
Preload ( yes the mechanical adjustment ) can be set just sitting on the stand. I think he is just reading the manual it really should indicate just key on so the ECU and ESA are online. The engine does not have to be running. This of course would be for setting SAG, which can involve preload so most would just assume key on so ECU and ESA are online working.

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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-14-2019, 01:13 PM
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From the 2015 manual:

"Adjusting spring preload for rear wheel with Dynamic Damping Control

Make sure the ground is level and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.

Switch on the ignition.

Start the engine to avoid discharging the battery.

When you make changes to the DDC system settings the ignition has to be ON, because only then are the electric valves active."
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