I was able to go 2 full revs with the bike just on the rear stand. I took my time and tapped it around really easy so that I didn't mushroom the tabs. I just came back from a short ride and it feels awesome at 10 and 7 out. Thanks JINKSTER. Next i will try and ride 2 up and see If I rub the factory undertail. Oh yeah, I am 2 inches lowered front and back and extended 6 inches back.<!--QuoteBegindm_gsxr+May 11 2005,15:07-->Carl...I observed your riding first hand at the Busa Bash and it was readily apparent to me that you're a well seasoned rider with some seriouse skills....well..imho?...your skills are about to be seriously amplified as...your Busa should feel very stabil and planted with much higher feedback levels which will boost your confidence..(so be careful and don't get "Over-Confident" as these setting do seriousely upgrade the suspensions performance) as my busa now corners like a cat as compared too the stock settings.<!--QuoteEBegin-->I made the suggested changes for 210 lbs (I'm 198ish and with gear I'm sure I'm up around 210: 'stich, boots, backpack). I tried to adjust the collar around the rear spring but it was picking up some wicked damage from my drift (steel rod and aluminum collar). It was causing the tabs to mushroom a little. I got it to about 17mm showing which might be close to 18mm due to the mushrooming.
The ride in seemed to be stiffer in that I felt the road bumps a little more which was to be expected. When I got to a stop, the nose didn't dive near as much as it used to. Accelerating from the light and roll-ons made the bike feel like a jack-rabbit. No rocking back.
This weekend I'll be up in the mountains and carefully trying the twisties to see how much difference it made.
I'm going to check in on how much the actual collar adjusting tool costs. If it's not outrageous I'll probably get one.
I'll ride carefully to get used to it so I don't head off into the bushes on my first run
Thanks for the instructions.
btw..those shock collars are plated steel..and maybe I've done wrong here by not specifying that....
a. The rear must be "FULL SUSPENDED IN MID AIR" (a rear stand does not facilitate this as it supports the bike by it's own swingarm which still leaves the shock "loaded" under the bike weight)...that weight must be "RELIEVED" prior to attempting too make the shock spring preload adjustment.
b. If you do use the "Hammer & Drift" method to adjust the shock collars?..."GENTLE TAPPING" (just enough to get it to move a little at a time) is the way to go..if you get over-anxiouse or observe "mushrooming of the tabs" you're getting too agressive...take it slow and easy does it..or better yet?...get the right tool...I'll be researching this in an effort tro find the correct spanner wrench to make this rear shock preload adjustment...or if someone finds it before me please feel free to post it here.
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