C650GT - preload spring adjustment clearance

JamesBenPrice

New member
I have a 2017 C650GT and would like to adjust the rear preload spring. I have the tool and I've read the manual. There just doesn't seem to be enough (hardly any) room to adjust the preload (between the foot rests and the body cover just above the spring. I can't even raise it one click without hitting the cover. Is there a trick to doing this?

Ben Price - San Antonio
 
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EvilTwin

Active member
Manual says on the centerstand and use the tool that came with the bike. Mine is already set on the lowest setting so I havent had the pleasure of fiddling with it.
 
Manual says on the centerstand and use the tool that came with the bike. Mine is already set on the lowest setting so I havent had the pleasure of fiddling with it.
Me either i have to have the seat shaved about 2 inches to flatfoot it when i come to a stop. Right now i am
floating to the front part of the seat when i stop to flatfoot
 

slant911

Active member
Just went out to take a look. There is room in there for me as the tool angle gives great clearance. Was able to go up or down on preload one divot at a time.
 

JamesBenPrice

New member
Here is a picture of the clearance for adjusting the preload spring on my 2017 BMW C650GT. All suggestions graciously accepted. I have the tool, and I've read the manual. There just isn't enough room for the tool to move.
 

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slant911

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James, Looks the same as mine but with the angled handle of the tool mine just fits for one notch at a time adjustment. You could take the side plastic off...not that crazy hard and should give plenty of room then.
 
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