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    Posted: 25 May 2018 at 12:49
Hello everybody,

I have a short question about the original Falco rear suspension regarding the preload.
The manual says something about 38 to 44 mm.
According to the manual, it is also to be seen that they have drawn the way from the visible thread to the UPPER locking ring nut.
But I'm still not sure if "38 to 44 mm" really means the distance from the visible thread to the (upper) locking ring nut or just the visible thread up to the LOWER adjustment nut?!

Could any one of you make me smarter?
And what would be a good preload value for about 85kg (including clothing)?

Best regards,

Manuel


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The preload is the amount of thread showing above the top locking ring. Only sure way to check the preload for your weight is to measure the sag with you on it.
Generally Aprilia's stock spring is suited for 12-14 stone riders so you are at the upper end of that. At a guess you will need to be nearer the 44mm than the 38mm thread showing.
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I would just adjust it onto a scrap heap and get a mile one one of the few weaknesses of the falcó is the cheese that is touted as a rear shock
"Si me dices ven lo dejo todo ... pero dime ven"
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