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    Hi all,

    Has anyone tried to adjust your rear shock? If so, what tool did you use... I have tried a standard shock spanner and it just slips right off


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    I had the same problem with a a spanner wrench. I used a pair of adjustable pliers, aka channel locks and wraped them with electrical tape. Crude but no damage. It helps if you take the weight of the rear wheel.

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    I called several dealers and Honda America and no one can tell me what tool to use


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    I have a 2003 Honda Reflex scooter and it has a spanner wrench and it works perfectly .
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    I have the OEM toolset for DN-01, but still it's so damn stuck, I need to unload the rear wheel to turn it.

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    how do you guys unload the rear wheel ?

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    Ask someone to slightly lift the bike, obvious.

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    I use a motorcycle jack that lifts the bike off the ground. You need a big strong dude or a skyhook to lift it. If your spanner wrench fits, try using a pipe for a cheeter bar.

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    I've heard that once to get to be able to adjust it, it is really damn hard to readjust it bacouse it is so tight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spamer80 View Post
    I have the OEM toolset for DN-01, but still it's so damn stuck, I need to unload the rear wheel to turn it.
    Quote Originally Posted by JG122 View Post
    how do you guys unload the rear wheel ?
    Quote Originally Posted by spamer80 View Post
    Ask someone to slightly lift the bike, obvious.
    So, yes, it's damn hard to adjust even with OEM spanner (11+13) from toolkit. Also, you don't need to lift it from the ground, it's enough just pick it up a little.
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