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Rear shock adjustment 2003 919

OK i'm sure that some one has already covered this but i can not seem to find it any where on this forum, google has failed me lol....so can some one please let me know at least kinda step by step how to adjust my rear shock I have a 2003 Honda 919...it is way to squishy...plus i weigh 230 LBS so i gots ta make it harder.. any input would be greatly appreciated , also i dont have the 30-50 bucks for the Mechanic to do it ....also does any one know where i can get some valve shims from in a some what quick manner... Thank you in advance

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You need to set the sag on the suspension:

http://www.sportrider.com/tech/146_0308_geek/index.html

Requires adjusting the rear preload, which is the adjustment ramp on the rear shock.

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??? lol still confused.

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??? lol still confused.
brahmadawg,

Do you have the tool kit that came with the bike?
If so, locate the spanner wrench. Use it to adjust the collar above the spring to the stiffest setting (it should be labeled).

I'm 205 nekkid in the morning, so I'm guessing I'm about 215-220 riding weight
- I've got mine cranked all the way & it's still a bit squishy for 2-up riding.

But I'm not ready to dump money into respringing or re-valving the shock because of it yet. (the forks are a different story).

Good luck.
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brahmadawg,

Do you have the tool kit that came with the bike?
If so, locate the spanner wrench. Use it to adjust the collar above the spring to the stiffest setting (it should be labeled).

I'm 205 nekkid in the morning, so I'm guessing I'm about 215-220 riding weight
- I've got mine cranked all the way & it's still a bit squishy for 2-up riding.

But I'm not ready to dump money into respringing or re-valving the shock because of it yet. (the forks are a different story).

Good luck.
Can you tell me the difference in performance from soft to hard? Thanks

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Easy enuff.....How stiff should it be? I jarred my bike apart a bad highway over the weekend. I've gotta get mine a little looser.

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Is there not a difference in handling being softer of harder on the adjustment. Somehow, I know that didn't come out right...

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