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post #1 of 7 Old 07-19-2008, 02:35 PM Thread Starter
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newbie-- rear shock pre-load

I am 6-4in 260 lbs(35 in inseam)---- I bought my 08 1.5 months ago and have 1300 miles on it , mostly commuting to and from work... It sank 2-4 in... started on toes very comfortable while seated now flat footed w/ bent knees...I adjusted the pre-load from 1 to 5 -- I went alittle to far and it kicked right back to 1 is that normal ?? I set it back to top setting(5) it is back to where I started very comfortable. Will this sag and loosen back to too low soon ? Do I need to upgrade stock spring to stiffer one ??
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post #2 of 7 Old 07-19-2008, 03:42 PM
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Yes, it's normal for it to jump back to 1 after going past 5.

Yes, the shock will soften up over time. However, I have no idea how to tell when a shock wore out.
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post #3 of 7 Old 07-20-2008, 12:01 AM
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Do they have raising links for the '08 yet? That'd be the cheapest way to get some tallness back.
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post #4 of 7 Old 07-20-2008, 12:12 PM
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We have put some lowering links on an 08, I am almost positive there are some out there to raise it.
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post #5 of 7 Old 07-21-2008, 11:18 AM Thread Starter
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thx for the help... I guess I will not fix it till I have to .. I will wait for it to sag again .. I will look into the spacers and see what the cost will be on replcing the stock spring w/ alittle more heavy duty one for me the FAT A$$ ...
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post #6 of 7 Old 07-21-2008, 11:24 PM
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FloridaMarine put an after market spring on his and said he was impressed with it. The cost of the spring I think was only around $75. You might do a search under his name and check it out. He gives the site he ordered it from.
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