Rear Shock Absorber
To adjust the spring preload, turn in the adjusting nut [A]
to the desired position and tighten the locknut [B].
[C] Spring Length
Spring Preload Setting
Spring length 180 mm (7.0 in.)
Spring length 171.5 ∼ 191.5 mm (6.8
∼ 7.5 in.)
The standard adjusting nut setting for an average-build
rider of 68 kg (150 lb) with no passenger and no acces-
sories is 180 mm (7.0 in.) spring length.
To adjust the spring preload, turn in the adjusting nut to
the desired position and tighten the locknut using by hook
wrenches [A] with the rear shock absorber attached the
Remove the inner fender, chain cover and left foot guard
for turning the hook wrench easily.
If the spring action feels too soft or too stiff, adjust it.
Special Tool - Hook Wench: 57001–1522 & 1533
Rear Shock Absorber Removal
Remove the lower fairings (see Frame chapter).
Using the jack, raise the rear wheel off the ground.
Special Tool - Jack: 57001–1238
Squeeze the brake lever slowly and it with a band [A].
Be sure to hold the front brake when removing the
shock absorber, or the motorcycle may fall over. It
could cause an accident and injury.