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Old 21st July 2008, 05:47   #76
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Actually the bike already has Gabriel on it but I have noticed that they bottom out even when I'm riding solo.
What setting are you running them at?
It's a 5-step design- usually at the middle- 3rd step.
I found them pretty ok at a slightly harder setting at the 4th step from the bottom.
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What setting are you running them at?
It's a 5-step design- usually at the middle- 3rd step.
I found them pretty ok at a slightly harder setting at the 4th step from the bottom.
I didn't think they are adjustable, I'll check.
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Just saw this thread, thanks for starting it.

Here is my beauty. I bought it in July 1998 and its a 4 speed RX-135. Just completed 10 years, all in original form when I got it on day 1 from Farid Motors Bangalore, except the handle grips, no repaint, its the original color.

Has served me well till today and handles the same way as it used to be on day one, only problem is that its top speed is come down to 90 km/h from 125, may be age is catching up with her.

Hope you guys enjoy this pic.

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I wasn't able to find any screw/nut for adjustment n the Gabriel.
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The adjustment nut is indicated in the picture below, the picture is from my endurance shocker. Typically almost all shockers have this adjustment nut in the same place.
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The adjustment nut is indicated in the picture below, the picture is from my endurance shocker. Typically almost all shockers have this adjustment nut in the same place.
Thanks. I'll check again. Which way do I turn it?
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Old 24th July 2008, 18:29   #82
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You can see "notches" on the preload adjuster which is the base holder of the spring. The chrome projections on the lower part of the shock fall into these notches. For a stiffer suspension you should rotate the base so that the protrusions will fal into a notch which is farther away from the spring. And putting it into the notch closer to the spring will have the softest suspension.

In the picture the shock absorbers are in the softest setting.
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The current position is for the softest, turn it anticlockwize for increasing the stiffness.
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What setting are you running them at?
It's a 5-step design- usually at the middle- 3rd step.
I found them pretty ok at a slightly harder setting at the 4th step from the bottom.
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The adjustment nut is indicated in the picture below, the picture is from my endurance shocker. Typically almost all shockers have this adjustment nut in the same place.
Blasphemous if read wrong- heartfelt apologies.

I meant 4th step from bottom/lowermost position of the steps but it sounds so wrong.

But i hope you got the idea- thanks a lot to SS for the pics and the explanation by our friends.
Softest is position 1- nearest to the spring.
Hardest is last step- farthest from the spring- 5th step.

I have found the rear tyre getting a lil skippy at the hardest setting on Gabriels when riding solo, esp on concrete.
4th was fine for solo and adequate for 2-up too- tyre pressure and condition staying appropriate and constant.

You see the Aluminium alloy part that has the notches. steps.
It has a protusion at the side witha hole.
The oem Yamaha tool-kit comes with a small rod/tommy bar that fits the hole perfectly.
You turn the rod left to make it hard, and to the right to make it soft- a step at a time and preferably alternate between the 2 sides.
And both sides be kept at the same position- obviously.

Some mechanics use monkey paana to grip that protrusion and turn and itcan actually crumble to pieces in very old shocks and fake/cheap ones. :(

Endurance maybe oem now but one of the cheapest and not so good- esp since RX is Discontd.
Gabriel used to be the best and was oem on my brand new RX-135.
TVS Suzuki (Shogun/Samurai/etc) always had appropriate model of Gabriel as oem.

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Default The new RX 100 MRF MOTO-O (3.00X18) rear tyre

A month back I have got fitted a MRF MOTO-O tyre (3.00X18) at the rear of my RX 100. Its superb, heavy duty and costs Rs 1150=00 incl tube.

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Anjan it's a Moto D. The D looks very much like O on the sidewall.

I would rate Moto C higher than the Moto D, it has got better grip in regular usage conditions. I've had the Moto C 4.25x18 on my Bullet before and Now i have the Moto D on my Bullet. My RX had the 3.5x16 Moto D when i sold it off.
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this was my previous rx !! (now owned by my friend david)

Before and after rebuild pics!!
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@Chirag....those alloys look wicked..where did you get them dude?
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got those from chandigarh itself, paid 3200 bucks
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Those are platina wheels, right?
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