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 205 mm (8.07 in.)
Usable Range: Spring length 199 ∼ 209 mm (7.83 ∼
Front Footpeg Bracket Bolts [A]
Front Footpeg Bracket [B]
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: 57001-1641
If the spring action feels too soft or too stiff, adjust it.
Rear Shock Absorber Removal
Lower Fairings (see Lower Fairing Removal in the Frame
Premuffler Chamber (see Premuffler Chamber Removal
in the Engine Top End chapter)
Squeeze the brake lever slowly and hold it with a band
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.
Raise the rear wheel off the ground with the jack.
Special Tools - Jack: 57001-1238
Jack Attachment: 57001-1608