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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-27-2014, 10:48 AM Thread Starter
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Shock preload question

I lowered my saddle bags awhile back now when I hit a big bump the mount hits the frame . Not a big deal just annoying . It's a 2009 1300 vstar I've never adjusted the shocks . If I bought a spanner wrench and tightened them up . Would it actually stiffin up enough to change the travel ?

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-27-2014, 02:31 PM
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I lowered my bike 2 1/2 inches and with the shock set in the 3rd position I would bottom out a lot, I tightened it up to the 7th position and it helped out ALOT since then I've gotten a progressive spring for the rear and it is 100 times better

Hope this helps, try tightening it up and it should help you out

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