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Try this:

First step remove the seat. then you will see the shock, If you remove the side covers (left as you were sitting on the bike) you should see it also. This is where you will detrmine the preload by the number there. (from what I was told on here, Just had a similiar problem too stiff)then take you spanner wrench out of your tool kit and tighten to the desired preload. I have mine set on 3 and it seems to good it was set on 8 and that was way too hard for me. So try a couple and see what you like. Here is a link also that may help you can download a manual for your bike. http://www.carlsalter.com/motorcycle-manuals.asp

Posted on Jan 16, 2013

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  • sativasam13 Nov 30, 2013

    if you want to lower the bike to make it look like a bobber you usually hard tail it or extend the swing arm and that pulls the suspension legs back an inch or 2. a poor boy's job, is to but people make good use of believe it or not 'lowering kits' Ebay have the, I expect

  • sativasam13 Nov 30, 2013

    that went out befor I edited it....

  • sativasam13 Nov 30, 2013

    that went out befor I edited it....

  • sativasam13 Nov 30, 2013

    If you want to lower the bike to make it look like a bobber you usually hard tail it, or extend the swing arm and that pulls the suspension legs back an inch or 2. a poor boy's job, and people do make good use of believe it or not 'lowering kits' Ebay have the, I expecthttp://www.ebay.com/bhp/honda-shadow-low... this kind of thing will give you an idea. That was good info about how to adjust your suspension and that will drop the seat height a bit.

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