Pretty in Pink, dunno why
Join Date: Feb 2009
At 250 pounds of rippling steel and sex appeal myself, I've had to crank the rear shock to 5. I fiddled with the rebound adjustment so that the rear shock didn't pack up on washboard roads. That was about the best I could do on my '08.
What ya gotta reralize is that we're about 100 pounds over what KHI figured would be an average rider and designed the bike around.
My '08 has no aircaps on the forks, so I can't advise on that. The real fix for us clydesdales is a better set of springs in the front and a good aftermarket shock at the rear.
Tomatocity, among others, has recommended preload adjusters that you might try. At $99 they might be a good bet for your '07.
Remember, though, that you should try and balance the front and rear mods - don't stiffen the front and ignore the back.
Added: at the top of the rear shock is a hex nut. This can be rotated in a clockwise (only!) direction through 5 positions to add preload to the spring. 5 is the stiffest setting.
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Last edited by Tom Schmitz; 03-01-2010 at 10:42 AM.
Reason: added info