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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-09-2012, 06:18 PM
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Originally Posted by 93gc40 View Post
Adjusting the shock preload, will NOT lower your bike. It will sag more, though if you soften the preload, kinda like lowering. The only way to LOWER the rear is be relocating the shock mount points or using a shorter shock.
bingo. reading down through the posts.. i was beginning to wonder if anyone was going to mention this.

just because you adjust your shock.. does not mean that you will lower bike.

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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 08:04 AM
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Here is the lowering kit I have on my shadow. Dropped the F&R 1 1/2". Love how it rides. The only reason I did both F&R is to maintain the bikes handling. Just droping one end will effect the handling of the bike.

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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 10:11 AM
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Originally Posted by mattman214 View Post
hey guys, i have an 04 1100 spirit, it has adjustable shocks on it and im wanting to lower them but im not sure how to adjust the shocks. anyone know who to adjust them??
Take the right side cover off and see if you have a tool kit. The spanner wrench may be there. Adjusting the rear shock will cause the rear to lower(call it sag if you want) depending on how much the rider and/or passenger weigh. The problem is it may sag too much if the rider and/or passenger are heavier.
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
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thanks guys ill check to see if i have a spanner wrench on my bike and adjust it and see if that does what i want it to
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