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How to ajust softail shocks ? when i go over rr tracks or bumps on the highway it bottoms out and i have a 200 mm tire on the back and it hits the inside of the fender, i also have another question, when i put my bike in first gear for the first time before a ride it engages and the bike dies, i can start it again and put it in gear and it goes in fine but then its hard to shift from 1st to second and its ok after that its just first thing before a ride and i let it warm up before every ride please help me with my problems

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The preload for the shocks is on the shocks themselves which are under the bike make sure you turn them both in the same amount.2nd problem could be your clutch needs adjustment and or you have to much primary fluid in it.You should only fill the primary to the botttom of the diaframe spring to much creates drag and if cluch is out of adjustment creates drag

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