So, I backed the thing all the way out just messing with the adjustments but I don’t want it to stay there… I want it to be around 6 or 7 clicks. The previous owner backed it down from 5 (stock setting) to 1. I did the one click like a dummy and now I can’t put preload back in due to the weight of the bike sitting on the shock. Any ideas as to how I can do this myself? I need to take the weight off the rear tire to I can tighten the clicker. Wondering what I can set the bike on rather than the wheel and how to do it.
No problem! I got it after I saw JohnnyLighting post about it on here. Putting it on the stand by yourself is a little tough because you need to both hold onto the bike so it doesn’t tip and push the stand’s handle to the floor. I’ve done it a couple times though.
Placing the bike on the stand will not change the weight on the rear shock.
It is the weight from above the shock that places the pressure on the shock.
If it is tight I would spray the adjustment ring with some silicon/e spray the make it easier to spin.
That being said I have not had a problem adjusting the shock by myself.
Sitting on the ground with one foot against the rear tire (either side depending which way I am turning it) for leverage then turning the ring.