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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-09-2018, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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Rear shock preload question

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I find the rear shock a bit soft and it feels like it bottoms out easily (at sensible speeds not going fast). In the manual it says 18 clicks is standard. I turned it counter clockwise until it stopped to start over and then counted 20 clicks turning clockwise to go a touch stiffer. some of the clicks were very faint so i had to guess a bit but its there or thereabouts. Its still not quite there for me.

I weigh about 110kg and realise this makes a difference but what have you all set yours at? Does anyone know how many clicks is max? It seemed to turn and turn and i didnt want to knacker it.

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This is a personal setting. My guess is weight also the condition of the roads traveled. I have my setting about 4 or 5 clicks from the min setting. It works for me. Iíve adjusted it once almost 2 years ago and never thought about it again. I canít tell you if it tops out I havenít tried.
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I weigh about 270 lbs and have mine set at 21 clicks.I sure wish rear shock had a rebound damping adjuster! I would add some more rebound.I plan on measuring sag to see where I am in the total travel range
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I really don't find that the preload does anything. I have mine set to 0, but I have a Progressive spring installed for a F6B/Full wing.


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I had a look online and on Goldwing and bagger forums apparently 25 clicks seems to be where everyone leaves it. I know ours is 80kg lighter than that for a start but I have set it at that and i will see how it feels. Apparently it tops out at 36 clicks so there is some wriggle room here.....
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keep mine at 0 even riding two up and we are heavy people. , never bottomed out and soaks up the bumps
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Hi when you say 0 do you mean you backed it off completely or do you mean you left it as standard setting i.e. 18 clicks?
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Hi when you say 0 do you mean you backed it off completely or do you mean you left it as standard setting i.e. 18 clicks?

turned it as far counter clockwise at it will go.
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Turing it counter clockwise will provide a softer ride? I rode mine for the first time tonight and it was way too stiff for me. I am about 250 lbs and have never messed with any pre loads on any bike I have owned in 30 years. Usually just hop on and ride whatever its set at and get used to it. But I would like to try to get this to more of a plush ride.
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I just today Upped my preload ajuster to 22 clicks- Thats the sweet spot now for me-Works better! Still want to measure sag on both ends-Should be 30-35 mm
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