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How can I increase preload if I wasn't given a spanner? All that was under the seat was a helmet lock strap and a single allen key.
 

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How can I increase preload if I wasn't given a spanner? All that was under the seat was a helmet lock strap and a single allen key.
I just tried to look up Honda OEM tools, on what I believe was Honda's website. It's odd, but the diagram for the '16 cbr300r's tool kit clearly shows the spanner wrench, but gives no part# or price. Several of the websites I regularly use do the same. Your dealer may be able to order you one, but a generic branded tool may work as well. Anyway, if you can't find what you want, I have a link below that offers some wrenches that I feel certain would work. Good Luck :nerd:
https://www.motosport.com/search?textsearch=rear shock spanner wrench&sf=motorcycle&tracksearch=1
 

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How can I increase preload if I wasn't given a spanner? All that was under the seat was a helmet lock strap and a single allen key.
Yes that's odd the US models dont seem to come with the spanner. Some of sort liability mitigation measure maybe?
The rough option is to bash the collar around with a long drift punch and hammer. Not recommended.

I have a link below that offers some wrenches that I feel certain would work.
Yeah they dont have to be a perfect fit, anything close will do. I have made them myself before out of a piece of flat steel.
 

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I have some old spanner wrenches from another application that I might try... Otherwise I'll be giving it a go with pliers... If someone finds a source for the correct size, I'm all ears!
 

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How can I increase preload if I wasn't given a spanner? All that was under the seat was a helmet lock strap and a single allen key.
I used a hammer and a big screwdriver..... it worked.... I just made sure all the weight was off the rear wheel....
 
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I have Tein spanners from my old MX-5 that I'll try when this morbid Northeast wet weather clears up, but really I just want to install an Ohlins already...
 

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I have some old spanner wrenches from another application that I might try... Otherwise I'll be giving it a go with pliers... If someone finds a source for the correct size, I'm all ears!
A good sized Channel Lock pliers will also work to adjust the preload collar... I recommend wrapping a rag around the collar first, so that you don't end up with marks on the collar from the jaws.
 
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