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    Adjusting Worx Shock for Pre Load

    The previous, previous owner of my 1986 R80RT installed a Worx Performance Shock. I was riding today and thinking that I would like to soften the preload to make the ride a little more comfortable. When I looked at the shock, the preload adjuster is different than what I'm used to on previous and current motorcycles that I have owned. I know this is an after market part, but I thought maybe someone has experience with this brand of shock and can aim me in the right direction. I don't want to break it or mess it up adjusting it incorrectly. I asked the previous owner and he said he never adjusted it. And there was no tool that came with the bike when I bought it last year. Thanks for any help.
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    Do you see any model or part number? Most images on the web show a threaded collar which takes a special wrench to turn...doesn't look anything like your picture.
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    I will have to check for a part or model number.
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    Cool I found it!

    I looked through all of the PW that the PO gave me and found the instructions for adjusting the Worx Shock. I looked at them earlier but didn't read through thoroughly. You move the flat silver bar left to increase pre load, and right to decrease. There are only three settings. When the shock compresses, the silver flat bar is the stop for the "cup" below the bar. So each of the 3 long notches is a setting. I used the spark plug tool from my tool kit to move it.
    We will see if I get a plusher ride. The PO liked to ride fast and so he preferred a stiff setting for cornering. I on the other hand have a 69 year old buttocks and back, which prefers a more plush ride. I like to watch the world go by a little slower. Although I'm not above passing a line of cars following a tractor in a rather quick manner, which I did today.
    If you only have one tool in your toolbox, and itís a Hammer, pretty soon everything looks like it needs a good whack.
    1986 BMWR80RT, 1999 Harley Davidson Sportster 1200 Custom, 2001 Harley Davidson Electraglide Classic

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