Help with shock/damping adjustment please.
So being, 6'7, about 265-270 pounds without clothes I figured I would tighten the shocks to help with the sag and stiffen the bike up a bit considering I will mainly be riding on the street. I read the manual which is confusing, I you-tubed some vidoes but all that would come up was adjustments on the older models (pre-2008). So, with a flashlight I walked around my bike, found the spring adjustment and it was set to 1, took me all of 1 minute to take a socket wrench and adjust it. I took it all the way to 5 thinking that with gear, clothes, helmet ect I have to be tugging around 300 lbs.
As far as damping. I can't find the thing and ive looked like a mo-fo. The old you tube video shows it on the right side of the bike at the bottom of the spring but on my 2011 I think it may be in a different spot. Can someone please tell me exactly where it is and can I get to it without taking anything off the bike as did with the spring adjustment?
The manual says to take off stuff for the spring but it was in plain view so manual is incorrect lol.
Also, if I cant find it, is it ok to ride the bike with the 5 setting/spring and default damping or will that hurt somthing. My manual says that the pre-sets are both set to 1
My intention is to take it as high as it will go also thinking I can back both down a bit if needed.
Please help/suggest/ideas, ect
Thank you in advance.
Last edited by Anthony; 03-15-2011 at 10:52 PM.