ok on my 03 vstar 1100 it has a homemade rear fender as close as possible to the tire and is mounted to the swingarm to move with the tire. I did have a cheap small 13x10 bobber seat but it just wasn't enough seat for me so went back to my 15" Larosa, problem im having is when i sit on the bike and imitate a bump the end of the seat smacks the fender just enough to pi$$ me off. was thinking about stiffening up the rear shock to see if it will do away with enough of the rear travel for the La Rosa seat to clear. the shock is currently at the stock setting. bike is lowered 2" and the seat is resting on 2" barrel springs. Anyone have an idea of how much travel i will elimate with stiffening up the rear and how much to go. Just need to find a spanning wrench to fit the rear shock.