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Jeff Policky, Motorcycle Mechanic
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How do I adjust the rear shocks on a 2011

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how do I adjust the rear shocks on a 2011 do i do it..?
I have a spanner wrench..which way do i turn it..i seem to bottom out when riding..
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Wayne S. replied 2 years ago.
Hi, I believe number one setting is the lightestand 5 is hardest. Put the spanner in the holesaround the bottom and you might want a lightcloth on it to protect the chrome. Turn the spannerand set both shocks the same. Ride it and seeif it is enough or reset them to a harder setting.It just preloads the spring to make a harder or softer ride. ----
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
thanks..but turn it which way?..from back to front or...?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
and how much resistance should I expect..?
Expert:  Wayne S. replied 2 years ago.
Sorry, five is softer, one is harder.The collar with the holes just turns aroundthe bottom of the shock. You can sometimesdo them by hand if you are strong oruse a rubber strap wrench to prevent damage.There should be an arrow on rear of the shockso you can select 1 -5 position. It might bemarked 0-4 but has five positions overall.Older models had a large locknut abovethe spanner holes, not sure if yours has that.If not, just turn it anticlockwise for harder setting.A test ride will confirm the settings. ---

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