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EAGLEWINGS 10
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PostSubject: SHOCK SETTINGS   Thu Sep 22, 2016 12:02 am

DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT NUMBER ON THE REAR SHOCKS GIVES YOU THE SOFTEST RIDE? Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: SHOCK SETTINGS   Thu Sep 22, 2016 12:31 am

For your info, using UPPERCASE on this forum means that you are shouting.

As to your question. You can change the preload for the rear shocks. The lower the number, the lower the preload, hence the softer the ride is. I am 150 lbs and I find I like #2 the best.
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PostSubject: Re: SHOCK SETTINGS   Thu Sep 22, 2016 6:13 pm

Easyrider wrote:
For your info, using UPPERCASE on this forum means that you are shouting.




Maybe their shock setting was 5, and they felt compelled to shout. :lol!:
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PostSubject: Re: SHOCK SETTINGS   Thu Sep 22, 2016 6:26 pm

EAGLEWINGS 10 wrote:
DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT NUMBER ON THE REAR SHOCKS GIVES YOU THE SOFTEST RIDE? Rolling Eyes

I would think the lower the number, the softer. I 2-up alot and I know I recently adjusted them up. I'm probably at a 4 or 5.
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PostSubject: Re: SHOCK SETTINGS   Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:10 pm

I am 235 and I use #4 on mine.
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PostSubject: Re: SHOCK SETTINGS   Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:59 pm

Thanks for the feedback on shock settings and sorry for the cap letters..lol, I wasn't shouting just lousy eyesight late at night...any suggestions on a deep throaty slip on muffler that wont break the bank?
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PostSubject: Re: SHOCK SETTINGS   Fri Sep 23, 2016 3:38 pm

At 170 pounds for normal one up riding, I also find that #2 works well. For a bit better handling or heavier loads, crank it up a notch or two. As you go up the scale you may need a spanner wrench. There are some on this forum that claim they can adjust the preload by hand. I can do that on the lower settings but only if dialing down the preload. Most of the time my bum appreciates the lower numbers.Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: SHOCK SETTINGS   Fri Sep 23, 2016 3:53 pm

I usually ride solo, or solo with full kit on 3, and with Mrs M with or without two people kit on 5. I also up the rear tyre pressure. Upping or lowering the rear shock setting only takes a few second and I do it by hand.
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PostSubject: Re: SHOCK SETTINGS   Sat Sep 24, 2016 1:07 pm

I think the base setting is three, softer would be upwards, 1 2. Harder setting would be lower. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: SHOCK SETTINGS   Sat Sep 24, 2016 3:30 pm

Old Limey wrote:
I think the base setting is three, softer would be upwards, 1 2. Harder setting would be lower. Smile

According to my leather bound first edition copy of The Boy's Own Bumper Book Of The Silver Wing.

’Position 1: For a light load and smooth road conditions.
Position 2: Standard position.
Position 3 to 5: For when the scooter is more heavily loaded. (Also increase spring pre-load for stiffer suspension)' Smile
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PostSubject: Re: SHOCK SETTINGS   Sat Sep 24, 2016 3:39 pm

It all depends on pie intake.
2 is standard, 3 works for me solo, and 5 kinda bounces us along two up :-)
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PostSubject: Re: SHOCK SETTINGS   Sat Sep 24, 2016 4:32 pm

steve_h80 wrote:
It all depends on pie intake.
2 is standard, 3 works for me solo, and 5 kinda bounces us along two up :-)

I just came home with a case of beer and a pie. Better crank mine up a notch for tomorrow. bounce
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