I was speaking about the shock with the yellow spring. Does it look right being all the way screwed in???No you won't John, on the ride height adjust, pre2010 model, it works different to your bike, this one looks to be fully wound in already. The only thing you can do to lower the rear now Kel, is to unwind the preload adjuster. This will drop the rear, so you will have to do the same at the front remember that this will affect the way your bike handles.
Just found the full "how to" in the manual. Definitely not a do it yourself job, especially with all the special tools needed. Would it be worthwhile just backing the thing off half way??That is set to hard and bloody hard, Kel get a mate and go and set your sag buddy
I stand correctedAdjusting pre-load on a spring, does not make it harder or softer guy. You are just pre-loading it, and reducing it's effective stroke, the springs "hardness" is a constant. Adjusting compression and rebound settings is what makes your rude feel harder or softer. Swapping springs for a lower rate spring will make your ride softer.
Nothing in the manual about height adjustment for the front (or am I in the wrong sections?)KEl, there is a ride-height tool that will help you sort that out. Someone obviously dropped the rear of that bike as far as possible and then wound in all of the pre-load available. Perhaps the Original Owner was a short fat man.
Because the rear is lowered, the front should have been lowered an equal amount or the steering will be very slow and sluggish.
IF you raised the rear, you should have to compensate with the front...or your steering will be very sharp and possibly unstable.
Were I you, I would borrow a ride height tool from someone who has one, or buy one and set the bike geometry to stock and then adjust to your taste. That should transform your experience.
It isn't that hard to do.