In order to lower the rear or raise the rear, you have to support the rear end of the motorcycle without the tire touching the ground *or the swingarm touching a rear stand. Back must be floating. When you lower the bike's seat relative to the ground, you have to "raise up the swingarm" by shortening the linkage from the rear shock to the swingarm.This comment kind of doesn't make sense...care to elaborate?
I usually fire mine up before I start putting on my gear. By the time I'm ready to go the bike is just about there too. I was told by the dealer that it only needed to get the injectors up to 105 degrees for it to be ready to go. But it does seem to get much warmer than that before the idle comes down.I have had it down to the Grand Marais and Kakabeka. Really enjoying it. Have noticed that it takes it a minute for the engine to warm up.