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Can I make the bike higher by adjusting the shock?
If so which way do I turn it
Clockwise, Counter clockwise
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The F6b has a manual preload adjuster. It really does not increase the height of the bike very much. Maybe 3/8 inch.
Adjusting it changes dampening of the shock. More or less load.
 

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The FB6 does not have an adjustable shock! It has a hydraulic controled preload pump. As stated above the height does not change very much
 

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The F6b has a manual preload adjuster. It really does not increase the height of the bike very much. Maybe 3/8 inch.
Adjusting it changes dampening of the shock. More or less load.
It does not change the dampening of the shock, only the preload on the spring.
 

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The front suspension Showa 45mm fork and rear suspension Showa shock with adjustable spring preload. You only control the preload adjustment on the spring.
 

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The F6b has a manual preload adjuster. It really does not increase the height of the bike very much. Maybe 3/8 inch.
Adjusting it changes dampening of the shock. More or less load.
Sorry the preload adjuster is run by a hydraulic pump, it is not manual
 

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which means you pay the dealer to just throw it in the trash.
That and the fact that the parts fiche DOES NOT show that part separately.
You have to replace the entire shock assembly for about $700.
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That and the fact that the parts fiche DOES NOT show that part separately.
You have to replace the entire shock assembly for about $700.
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Or get one from a trike conversion. The only difference is the manual adjuster.
 

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Or get one from a trike conversion. The only difference is the manual adjuster.
Isn't the F6B shock nitrogen filled? Hence the nitrogen adjuster. I don't see any fluid reservoir on the adjuster.
 

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Isn't the F6B shock nitrogen filled? Hence the nitrogen adjuster. I don't see any fluid reservoir on the adjuster.
The adjuster is the fluid reservoir, like the fluid reservoir on the goldwing except it's manual instead of having an electric motor. The goldwing shock also has nitrogen in it. The shock has a hydraulic cylinder on it that extends to put more preload on the spring.
 
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