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I've had my bike for almost a week now. Decided to give my friend a ride around the block, and realized that I couldn't clear the speedbumps with both of us on at the same time. Does anyone know how to adjust the shocks to accomadate me (200 lbs.) plus a friend (115 lbs.).
 
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2002 Monster 620 Dark
 

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I've been wondering this too, and I've had a monster for like 2 years now.

Someone help us out!

Do you just twist the thingy to tighten the rear monoshock?
How much?

I think we all have the same issue (how to add a ~120lb girl without screwing up the handling more than necessary).
 

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In response to Molash, I'd say that if you're 200 lbs, you should have the preload maxed with just you on the bike and it still might not be enough. Add a friend and there's nothing you can do :'(

I'm speaking as a 900 owner, but I'd be really surprised if you got a bigger spring than I did!
 

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Is the shock on the 620 even adjustable? I don't know... if it is, you should have to collets on the top of the shock. One's a locking ring, the other one adjusts the preload. A key might've come with the toolkit, or else you can get one for a few bucks from your Ducati dealer. Loosen the top ring, then turn the lower ring to compress the spring until you achieve the preload you desire. On my S4 it's a huge pain to get in there with the tool, brace yourself for some knuckle scraping. It was much easier on my R6, where I'd simply add a click of preload for passenger operation.

I'm only 170lbs and would run one click from max preload on my R6, I don't recall off the top of my head but I suspect that I'm running my Monster shock pretty close to max preload as well. Get a new spring or upgrade the shock as soon as the funds allow it.

-R.
 
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