Adjusting Your Suspension's Preload + Video

Lucas Cooney
by Lucas Cooney
How to smooth out bumps, control body roll, and improve traction

No single aspect of your ATV’s performance is as important as its suspension. While suspension tuning can be intimidating for beginners, the latest installment of Yamaha’s Sport ATV Tech Tip video series shows you how to get started.

Most ATV shocks offer some level of adjustability, with many offering preload adjustment. High-end models also benefit from shocks with high and low speed compression damping, in addition to rebound damping adjustments. This video looks at the most basic and common adjustment – preload.

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Lucas Cooney
Lucas Cooney

I have been working exclusively in digital media since 1997. I started out with, spending nearly nine years creating and editing content on Canada's leading sports website. I left to join VerticalScope, Inc., one of the world's largest online publishers, to start a number of powersports publications. While at VerticalScope, I've helped create and oversee content for a wide variety of different publications, including,,,,, and many more.

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