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PostSubject: Rear shock settings   Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:29 am

With all my gear on I weigh in around 165-170 pounds. What would you suggest as a starting point on the rear shock in getting a good set up for a comfortable ride that also gives you stability and good cornering?
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PostSubject: Re: Rear shock settings   Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:33 am

Jeez. What do you weigh wet? Wink Guess I could stand to lose a few pounds! As for the answer to your question. I guess I would start at 2 and adjust to your preference up or down from there. I think the shocks probably go to 5 or so.
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PostSubject: Re: Rear shock settings   Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:37 am

When I weighed in my sweats this morning my weight was 158.2. Varies a pound or two day to day so let's call it an even 160 for an average. I am 5'10 1/2 tall.
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PostSubject: Re: Rear shock settings   Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:36 pm

Um I am in the vicinity of 230+ at 6'0". So I run my rear shocks at "4" and it seems fine...
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PostSubject: Re: Rear shock settings   Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:04 pm

This is another topic that's been covered before, the recommended rear suspension settings for solo rider, and rider and pillion are there in the Owner's Handbook, along with how to adjust the rear shocks, and the recommended tyre pressures for rider, and rider and pillion.
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PostSubject: Re: Rear shock settings   Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:15 am

Personally I liked them cranked up to max. That gives a bit more clearance when in the curves or on rough roads prevents any chance of bottoming out on a unavoidable chuck holes. It really doesn't feel all that much different than the softer settings. One other advantage is that it means if you have a pillion rider you don't have to dig out the shock tool.
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PostSubject: Re: Rear shock settings   Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:36 am

You need to dig out the tool kit? I adjust both my rear shocks by hand just by gripping the spring and twisting.
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PostSubject: Re: Rear shock settings   Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:19 pm

I use position #2 for most of my riding, Heavy load, touring #3. Can adjusted with leather gloved hand.
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PostSubject: Re: Rear shock settings   Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:55 pm

Meldrew wrote:
You need to dig out the tool kit? I adjust both my rear shocks by hand just by gripping the spring and twisting.

Not so easy with arthritic hands.
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PostSubject: Re: Rear shock settings   Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:53 pm

exavid wrote:
Meldrew wrote:
You need to dig out the tool kit? I adjust both my rear shocks by hand just by gripping the spring and twisting.

Not so easy with arthritic hands.

I can second that one Paul No
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PostSubject: Re: Rear shock settings   Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:12 am

Last week I weighed 148 lbs at my doctor's visit and I set my pre-load at the first position. At 160lbs I use to set it at the second position. I can actually feel the ride difference. My 2ยข.
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