thanks Ironman....so will it "soften" the ride with the key/device on the spring adjustment? back was a little stiff this evenening with the dial set at 4...hence why I'm up at 1:30 am our time sitting here...
I don't quite understand "soften" ?
The #3 setting on the shock will give you a "softer" ride. There will be less hydraulic resistance inside the shock allowing for faster piston speed. This will make the shock feel "softer". Understand, this can lead to more bottoming-out. My shock came w/ 2 adjustment tools. A hex
"allen" wrench for the damping "clicker" adjustment & a spanner "hook" wrench for adjusting the preload.
What I've learned about this shock is, jack the pre-load(spring) to the proper amount for the weight your going to put on the bike. I run mine alittle on the stiff side one-up, but it's like butter 2-up /w gear. Caution: if you jack the pre-load too far, coil bind can occur. This IS NOT a good thing
I set my "clicker" @ #4. Again, it's alittle stiff 1-up (#3 is sweet)but 2-up w/ gear, it give the ride I want all day long. Very comfortable on the highway, & stable in the twisties I hope this helps. To really make your investment pay off, you have to try different settings & figure out what works for you. Hope this helps