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Old 08 December 2014, 11:28   #21
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Hi Trev

do you need a special tool to adjust. I tried moving the nut which pre loads the spring by hand but it is very tight

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Old 08 December 2014, 16:02   #22
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Hi Trev

do you need a special tool to adjust. I tried moving the nut which pre loads the spring by hand but it is very tight

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I think any motorbike (or maybe even pedal bike) shock absorber / steering suspension wrench would do the job - but we've usually just moved it by finding someone with strong hands!
NB - It's much easier to lessen the pre-load as of course the tension gets less as you ease off the spring - it is making the suspension firmer that takes the brute strength (or a shock adjuster spanner).

(- it would make a good item for your Xmas pressie list)
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i have got the same seats as Trevor what i did find is that on my original bases they were to high by 5 inches Craig as coastal pro said fit mast steps to the bases to give correct height, do not work as you are in the same position all the time not comfy at all so i had aluminium bases made and powder coated them now my feet are on the deck so you can still use your knees inline with the shock seats.

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This is a work in progress. It is very slow progress as I have very limited time. I have installed a remote filler for the fuel tank and a hatch to the rear of the console to allow for good access. I have mounded the seat well forward relative to the steering wheen and the trottle control. I mounted the seat at a height of 500mm. The recommended height is 440mm. This height feels good for me as I am 6 foot 1 inch tall. The height of the seat will neet to be field tested to establis the correct height. I might install some shock mitigation flooring if I find the seat too high.

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Looks good mick and your height takes up the difference I expearenced with my stubby legs, with shock flooring you should be able to get it spot on ,you need your legs to work as well for support in all directions and to be able to move position sitting in one place all the time makes me ache I have a back problem too these seats are the dogs b-----ks work very well I did 100mile round Jura last year no probs my only complaint is the wings take up a lot of room but you haven't that problem.
Oh the spanner is a cast elated nut spanner available on eBay

Enjoy cheers Jeff
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