My '89 Yamaha Ovation's rear suspension only takes about 10 sounds of pressure on the seat to bottom out. I don't think this suspension is adjustable, so I was wondering if anyone knew what it could be. Thanks
Yes it can,
Try removing the skid (go through all the bearings and boggies)
Remove the springs, pay attention to the direction they are Torqued Tenssioned how ever you call it.
Then put the spring in a vise and give it MORE preload
Then see if you can match the shock to a new one.
I put a Kimpex gas shock on my Ovation
Really the Seat is the best part of that suspension!
More than likely the shock is a oil shock. Those are throw away when they are shot. You can find a new replacement for around the $30.00 range or a gas shock in the $70 dollar range.
Adding more preload adjusts for your weight. The more you add, the harder the suspension gets. But, you are just compressing the spring and that is your suspension movement. It will just make your ride harder.
As KC said, your best bet is to replace the spring and shock. They wear out over time and need to be replaced. That will get what little suspension these old sleds had back to what they were!
Here is a link with both front and rear shocks so you have an idea. I was not sure what year you had, so I just put in an 89.
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Thanks in advance
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