Shock setting question...

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I bought a 1996 YZ250 a little while ago, and I was wondering about the shock settings. I'm a pretty big guy at 6'3" 220 pounds, and I can bottom out the rear shock a little too easy for my taste. The guy I bought it from weighs more than I do, and he adjusted the front shocks by turning the screws 3 clicks to the right. Now the front suspension is perfect for me, but when I tried to turn the rear shock screw (the one on the resevoir or shock body, whichever you want to call it) a couple clicks to the right, I couldn't tell a difference at all. I never started the bike up and actually rode it around with the different settings. So this is my actual question. I know nothing about suspension and shocks and stuff, and I was wondering if you actually have to start the bike up to see the different settings? I wouldn't see how this would change anything, but I guess it might. Also... how stiff can you make the shock with just the clicker screws?
 

shaggy829

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at 220 you will need sitffer springs front @ rear .46 / 5.2 for mx.
no damping changes with the comp. adj . indicate a service is needed.
 

CRGuy

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Well make sure you turned the right screw. There are two you can adj. A center and a outer. You will need to keep turning it. Make sure your turning it in the right direction. You need to have the rear wheel off the ground to make any adjustment's.
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