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hello there: you should be able to adjust it by the rear shock by turning the adjustment on the shock tower by lowering the spring it will become softer by going up with it will become harder hopes his helps you out please leave a review thanks sincerely D.Jones
Hello, Most all motorcycles with Shocks have an Adjustment on the "Bottom" of the Shock which makes the Shock "Firmer or Softer". By making the Shock "Softer" (Lowering it) will Lower the Bike when you sit on it. Making it "Firmer" (raising it) will make it Higher. The Firmest/Tallest Position on the Shock is usually best for riding Two Adults so that the Weight doesn't let the Rear Fender drop onto the Rotating Rear Tire. You can also Measure the Length of your Shock (Measured from Center to Center of the Mounting Bolts) and go to your Local Motorcycle Salvage Yard and buy a Pair of Shocks that will be 1"-2" Shorter and Make Sure that they are from a Bike that is Similar in Weight and Size! (You don't want to put a set of 125cc Shocks on a 900cc bike) but Please check your Rear Fender Cleareance First and make sure that you can lower the bike this much!!! Most of the Motorcycles that I Lower, I Never go more than 2" unless I am Positive that I have the "Clearence"!!! Thanks Azharleybob
if it is adjustable, then on the shock should be a 5 step ring that can be turned, see if current position is on 2 or 3.Normally when turning counter-clock wise will be much softer or harder the other way. just try it.
Change your fork oil to something more suited to your driving style. Those forks may be feeling tired, but they works nearly as hard as your valves. The oil has most likely broken down and needs replacement anyway. Do some shopping and ask the experts what is best for your cruising preferences, If you need a stiffer or softer ride try inserting a new set of springs. Remember coil windings as well as fork oil determine the cushion in your ride.
dear susan shock adjustment for the rear shock are done with c wrench. you will notice at the top of the shocks there is a ring with 3 adjustment cams. the wrench is placed in the two holes you see on the shock opposite each other this is where the wrench fits you simply turn either direction for softer or harder ride. this adjustment puts more or less tension on the spring. i own a 96 vulcan as well hope this will help you jim