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How many of you guys have adjusted the rear preload on your shock? I had it set on 4 but bumped it up to 6 . Definitely improve's the handling in the twisties. Also whose changed out the front springs with progressive's an 15 wt. oil. It made a big difference in the nose dive as well as in the curve's. I for sure like the improvements it made to the ride. how about you?
 

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I've been playing with my rear suspension. The 1600 has 5 spring settings and 4 rebound settings. I like how the bike handles with the stiff spring settings- 4 or 5, but the bike would throw me up in the air on some bumps. Now I have it set to 2 and it doesn't throw me very far. I have a special patched pothole I drive over for testing :D I had turned my rebound down to 1 then 2 when I softened up the spring settings, but the bike felt like it was constantly bobbing up and down, so I set it to 4. Working pretty good now.

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Can preload on the 800's rear shock be adjusted without removing the rear wheel/shock?
 

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pockets IT sure can, It helps to get the back of the bike up so there no tension on the shock all you'll need is a good size hammer and a long screwdriver.
 

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I've played around with the settings on my 1500 and found that I like #4 best and #3 second best when I'm by myself. When I take a passenger, I set it to #5.
 
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