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    Good read Randy for the masses that need to know why.
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    Thank you Randy.I believe, many of us, just learned something today

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    Quote Originally Posted by LostInTheCarolinas View Post
    I converted my 2012 Gold Wing to a Roadsmith trike and had the shock preload set to the firmest setting. The trike handles great, very flat in corners, but now I am having a lot of low back pain. I believe the pain is either caused by, or aggravated by, the way the trike rocks back and forth. So, I wonder if 1) anyone else has had this problem, and 2) do y’all think backing off the shock preload springs would improve the ride?

    I don’t have the shock preload wrench, or even know how many “clicks” I have available.

    Do I need a jack to adjust the shocks?

    If I understand correctly, the preload on the Wing is active, but it really only raises and lowers the body. It does not affect the ride quality.
    I put the bike on jack stands to take the load off the shocks to adjust mine. But I fixed the sore back issue by running the shock adjusters 1/2" above the lowest setting, running 24 psi in the rear tires and 41 in the front tire.

    But the most improvement was getting a new Ultimate King seat and back rest.

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    I switch'd back down to 22lbs and I did see a big difference, on how my trike rode..........."Much smooth'rrrrrr" Thank you!

    Ronnie

    9/12/22

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