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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-29-2011, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
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Setting preload

My dealer set the preload to 1. I want to change it to 2 because on occasion my wife rides with me. I need it soft for her to ride, but I also don't want the bike to bottom out. I'm assuming that going from 1 to 2 is increasing the preload. If that is correct, the book says to turn the adjuster clockwise. On the shocks, however, a little sticker shows that 1 is clockwise and 5 is counterclockwise. Which is correct?
I just turned the adjuster clockwise one notch. I'm assuming that if it was already at 1, I wouldn't be able to have turned it clockwise if 1 was the most clockwise setting.
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