Just bolt on, the only thing that really involved anything was taking off the right side (2 to1 ) exhaust just so I could remove the main (long ) bolt and that really wasn't anything at all ( new exhaust gaskets are included in kit ).Assuming you got the correct stand for your bike: Is it a simple bolt-on job? Or do you have to remove bits first to make it fit? Mine's a standard 1997 Thunderbird.
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Well it now turns out that Sprint did send the correct stand (Adventurer), Sprint think my suspension may have been altered. They are now going to send a Legend stand (last one they have) because it is shorter than the Adventure/ Thunderbird and I must say I can't praise Trev at Sprint Eng enough, quick to reply and very helpful, he even emailed me at 10.30pm last night to let me know they are sending the Legend stand.Just received a reply from Sprint,
There is no easy way of putting this, but I have sent you the wrong stand kit. The kit you have is for a Thunderbird Sport, not a Thunderbird. We will arrange today to have a new kit sent and work out how we can get your stand back.
I am very very sorry.
So a bit more work for me, at least there will be no issues with the exhaust this time and at least Sprint have admitted their mistake and are rectifying it.
Actually, looks like your spring preload may be maxed out. This would make the bike sit higher in the back, though, not lower, so I don't think that is contributing to your problem, assuming it is the correct shock and spring.Looks Standard to me? no adjustment to spring or dampening.
Are you saying you think this is an aftermarket shock because there is adjustable preload?(I understood there was no adjustment to the original) I have never seen a pic of an original shock so thought the threaded top section was to enable fitting of the spring!Actually, looks like your spring preload may be maxed out. This would make the bike sit higher in the back, though, not lower, so I don't think that is contributing to your problem, assuming it is the correct shock and spring.
My notes say 340mm is the correct length for all except the TBS.
Which is what I would expect, not the 70mm I got!Gassa, have have about 29mm space under the tire.
Got the shock off and apart, its a Kayaba which I think is the standard fitted, it is 340mm long, spring length is 180mm, but the preload is non existant, with the spring of that length you have to wind the "nuts" nearly all the way down the thread to firm the spring against the cups, so about 7mm-10mm preload adj. The shock easily can take a spring of 220mm long, so how long is a standard spring?As far as I know they all have a preload adjustment.
 Adventurer and Legend both use the same shock and it has a preload adjustment.
You want to adjust it so that when you sit on the bike the shock is compressed about 30% of its available travel.
Landlocked and I have measured both stands and they are the same length, you confirmed shock length of 340mm, Landlocked confirmed the drag links which are numbered are the same as his.Of course, none of this adresses your problem. If the wheel is 70mm off the ground on the stand and the shock is fully extended, the spring has nothing to do with it. Since the shock extends to the proper length, either some of your links are not stock, or the stand is too long.