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I was trying to adjust the compression by loosening a bolt on my shock and seem to have blown a seal. What do I do?

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Remove it, and take to a shop. They will rebuild it and recharge the gas along with changing the oil in it. If it's never been done, it's overdue.

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Replace the spring with a heavier duty should do the job.
Have you tried adjustments in the spring load to stiffen it up.
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But your shock needs to be adjusted for different riding styles, so depending on whether you ride fast or cruise slowly and how quickly you take turns, you may want to adjust the shock to get the most out of your ride.

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Remove the passenger seat by loosening and removing the rear passenger seat mounting bolt with a socket wrench.
With the passenger seat removed, you should see two larger rider's seat mounting bolts.
Remove these bolts and pull the rider's seat off of the bike to expose the internals of the motorcycle. 2

Detach the quick-release clips of the ignitor unit found just beneath the seat using a screwdriver. Pull the ignitor unit up and to the right of the bike to move it out of your way.

Remove the mudguard quick-release clips in the same fashion, then pull the mudguard out of the bike to expose the rear shock adjuster. 3

Look for the small numbers on the rear shock adjuster.
On most 2002 V-Stars you should see the numbers 1 to 9 printed on the shock adjuster.

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Loosen the shock by turning the shock adjuster counterclockwise to a smaller number using a spanner wrench.

This makes the shock softer and more forgiving when riding over bumps and uneven pavement, but will feel slower in turns and accelerations.

Tighten the shock by turning it clockwise to a higher number.
This makes the shock stiffer, increasing road response in turns and giving you a better feel of road conditions at the expense of comfort. 5

Replace the mudguard, ignitor unit, rider's seat and mounting bolts, and the passenger seat and mounting bolts.

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The compression shocks are not adjustable.
Trying to pull on it can cause it to explode, and seriously injure anyone near that.
However, there is a solution you may be happy to do.
You should find the place where the compression shocks fasten to the frame ( such as it is) has bolts/screws, and you should be able to loosen those bolts/screws and push the bumper back out to position.
You are trying to push the shock as a unit.
You should have an inch of play, for example a long slot should be where the bolts/screws slide.
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