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Tue Jul 05, 2022 1:36 pm linkquote
I am wanting to adjust the rear shocks on my 2020 MP3 500 HPE. They are the ones with the red springs. The manual only shows how to adjust the older 4-level shocks, but these are different - they have two adjustable rings.

Help?
Tue Jul 05, 2022 1:58 pm

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Tue Jul 05, 2022 1:58 pm linkquote
Adjust (turn) the upper ring to where you want it to sit, then turn the lower until it touches the upper ring and snug it up. The lower ring is there to keep the upper from turning on its own.

Duplicate for the other side.
Wed Jul 06, 2022 5:22 am

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Wed Jul 06, 2022 5:22 am linkquote
mpfrank wrote:
I am wanting to adjust the rear shocks on my 2020 MP3 500 HPE. They are the ones with the red springs. The manual only shows how to adjust the older 4-level shocks, but these are different - they have two adjustable rings.
Maybe the page 49 in the Workshop Manal help you. I attach a image



Wed Jul 06, 2022 7:26 am

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Wed Jul 06, 2022 7:26 am linkquote
Excellent. Thank you both.

I had figured out the two-ring procedure, but there wasn't any indication of appropriate settings.
Wed Jul 06, 2022 8:57 am

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Wed Jul 06, 2022 8:57 am linkquote
You have to do the math on this one based on your weight, heighth, vehicle sag (with and without load including driver, pillion), etc.
Wed Jul 06, 2022 11:29 am

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Wed Jul 06, 2022 11:29 am linkquote
sbaert wrote:
You have to do the math on this one based on your weight, heighth, vehicle sag (with and without load including driver, pillion), etc.
I would be interested in what formula you use.

Otherwise I'll just try different setting until it feels right.
Wed Jul 06, 2022 12:38 pm

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Wed Jul 06, 2022 12:38 pm linkquote
I simply use the Bitubo guide as was supplied with my Piaggio accessorized shock set. See link, pages 73-75

This gets you in the ballpark. After that, it is a matter of fine tuning for your specific needs

https://www.bitubo.com/Bitubo/dms/Download/Cataloghi%20&%20Depliant/Manuale%20della%20sospensione_Suspension%20Manual.pdf
Fri Jul 08, 2022 7:12 am

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Fri Jul 08, 2022 7:12 am linkquote
Interesting just measured mine 2020 model stock from factory previous owner never changed anything, rear shocks are at 100mm setting so basically if my calculations are about right good for a 70 to 80 kg rider only, looks like me is going to 119mm as I ride often 2 up and a tad far from the featherweight category.
Sat Jul 16, 2022 2:41 am

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Sat Jul 16, 2022 2:41 am linkquote
So shocks set at 115mm tried 119mm was ok but left myself a bit of room, like night and day, thanks for the info guys
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