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Old 12-09-2012, 04:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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??
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Are you looking to make them softer or stiffer?

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i guess softer, i wanna lower the rear end of my bike a lil bit
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The lower the number the shock is set to the softer the shock is.

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yea but how do i adjust them to a lower #
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There is a spanner wrench for that.

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ooh ok, so i need a specail tool to do it?? where can i get one?
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Online or at your local dealer.

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ooh ok, so i need a specail tool to do it?? where can i get one?
Wrenchs can be purchase at any motorcycle parts store or auto parts store for less than $5. Strap type filter wrenches and bare hands work also. 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.
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