Rear Shock Absorber
To adjust the spring preload, turn in the adjusting nut [A]
to the desired position and tighten the locknut [B].
Spring Length [C]
Spring Preload Setting
Spring length 182.7 mm (7.19 in.)
Spring length 177.7 ∼ 187.7 mm (6.996
∼ 7.390 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.
Remove the bolts [A], chain cover [B] and left foot guard
[C] for turning the hook wrench easily.
To adjust the spring preload, turn in the adjusting nut to
the desired position and tighten the locknut by using hook
wrenches [A] with the rear shock absorber attached the
Special Tools - Hook Wrench T=3.2 R37: 57001-1539
Hook Wrench R37: 57001-1641
If the spring action feels too soft or too stiff, adjust it.
Rear Shock Absorber Removal
Lower Fairings (see Lower Fairings Removal in the
Using the jack, raise the rear wheel off the ground.
Special Tools - Jack: 57001-1238
Jack Attachment: 57001-1608
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.