Im no suspension guru...... but... I believe to give yourself more pre-load in your rear shock, you must use a spanner wrench and tighten it up a few clicks. ie... compress the spring more.. anyone care to back me up on this?
There's a ramp style adjuster on the bottom of the shock (at least on the 07-09), you can try a special wrench they make just for the purpose of adjusting it or some type of solid rod and a hammer (they make specialty ones for this too). Either way it's really a pain, they really should have put hydraulic adjustment on it, it would be worth a little extra on the price tag in my opinion. Higher step on the ramp, more preload, lower is less
You may have to file the point of the spanner wrench. When I used mine the point rounded off and wouldn't grap.
It really isn't that hard to do....put it up on the stand, remove the stock rearset, spray some lubricant on it...and make sure the spanner wrench has a good grab on it and turn...again, file down the point a little. If you want, I can take a pic of teh spanner wrench to show you where I filed if you are unsure what area I'm talking about.
The preload should be around 30mm for street...you should have 3 people to do this right and accurate.
I have the C spanner/wrench in the tool kit they provided with the bike but just not how to get the spanner in as it looks very tight.
Any help would be much appreciated and thanks for the advice so far
Hi all, apologies in advance for the negative 1st post but i have a 2003 RR which wouldn't start although fuel pump was ok etc just span really fast on the button but wouldn't fire. Turns out cylinders 1 and 4 had 40 psi and 2 and 3 20 psi so engine pretty well toast although was running fine...