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ok, my bike is a kx80, i just got it and the seat seems to sit a bit too low when i'm riding it, (the fronts up and the backs down) the rear spring adjuster looks like its all the way down, like compressing the spring, if I raise that big nut letting the spring up, will it make my seat sit any higher?? any help would be great. thanks
 

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I'll speculate that the spring is too light for your weight and/or the shock is possibly blown. How much do you weigh?
 
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Patman said:
I'll speculate that the spring is too light for your weight and/or the shock is possibly blown. How much do you weigh?
I weigh about 150 pounds, I actually adjusted the spring down, compressed it to make the rear shock stiffer for my weight, I pretty much spun that big nut down as far as it goes. is that cool or what? what do you think?
 
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I think the spring is WAY to light for your weight. I'll also guess there is about a 90% chance the shock is blown out and needs serviced, as well as a heavier spring.
 
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nah man the shock isn't blown and the spring actually feels quite stiff now maybe too much, i was thinking maybe i should back it off even, i'm not sure, I guess i should go out & take the bike for a spin to see how it feels right? I just mess around on this bike, i know its too small for me, i just wasn't sure if it should be adjusted down so far, like is that bad for the shock/spring??
 

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If you had a clue about how springs work you'd realize there is a problem. But since you appear to have it all figured out I guess you were just a lonely guy looking for some attention based on the first three posts. Maybe you should try one of the online dating services.