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What setting is this shock set to? 3?

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That work now?

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Looks like 3 to me.

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Its either 3 of 7 or 5 of 7, not sure if that top end is 7 or 1.

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That's spring preload setting # 5 from softest... How much weight are you carrying? Mine was ok at #3. I now use a 800 lb/in spring on aftermarket shock, to replace the stock shock with 940 lb/in spring.
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According to my owners manual (why doesn't anybody look there) that is position 5. Mine came to me set on 3 and I lowered it to 2 for comfort and I weigh 170#. The manual goes on to say that the standard setting for a rider of 150# with no passenger and no accessories is your setting 5. I can't imagine a 150# rider on something that stiff. It would seem kind of jarring to me.
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What setting is this shock set to? 3?

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You are almost at the stiffest point of travel (only two notch left)

Like the 2 previous post, Invader and Cjcintucson, you have to be carrying a minimum amount of weight to be at that setting
If you weight 150#, you will have your a*s whipped

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lower the setting makes the spring compress less or more?

I weigh 170, should I move it down to 5 or up to 6?

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lower the setting makes the spring compress less or more?

I weigh 170, should I move it down to 5 or up to 6?

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You're already at 5... Move it down to 3 or 2.
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Hi

1. I weigh 250 lb & riding gear and leave the three Givi cases on the bike most of the time with another 10 - 20 lbs of junk. What should I set the shock to?

2. This summer I will be carrying a fair load when travelling (three full Givi cases and a bag across the seat.) What should I set the shock to?

The manual only talks of a 150 lb rider

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Add a couple of 'steps, try it out, then add or subtract as required.

I run my R1 shock at two up from the lowest setting, and I'm 175# naked, so probably 195# ATGATT.

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EVEN my wife doesn't want to see me naked...!

I didn't ask to see them, just ask if there was any ??

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