Well answer me this: Why did my headlight suddenly point to the ground???
It definitely raises the rear. The spring seat extends with the preload knob. You can see it happen when you adjust the shock. There are 5 adjustment marks that come into view the more preload you add.Maxing out the preload will not raise the rear , its makes the spring harder to compress, but the shock is still the same length
Put the bike on the ground and watch the rear rise 😁. Your argument is that an air shock doesn't actually raise the rear of a truck because the overall length of the shock is the same. NonsenseThe spring seat in compressing the spring which is set in aa fixed length shock. The shock itself is not growing or shrinking in length. Put the bike on the centre stand and measure the distance the rear tire is from the ground without sitting on the bike. Turn the preload in any direction and the distance of the tire to the ground will remain the same.
No, it doesn't. Force on the spring (weight) is all that determines how long the spring is. With the same weight all changing preload does is raise or lower the rear of the bike.Not exactly. It increases the resting height of the suspension, but also effectively makes the suspension stiffer by precompressing the soft portion of the spring.
This gives a pretty good description of why I say it makes the suspension stiffer.No, it doesn't. Force on the spring (weight) is all that determines how long the spring is. With the same weight all changing preload does is raise or lower the rear of the bike.
Silly?? Guilty as chargedKind of a silly to try to draw comparisons between a sport bike and a Strom me thinks.
Does a Strom "handle" well, uh sure for what is. Long wheel base relaxed geometry 19" front it's fine. Compare it to similar not sport bikes. Can you ride it aggressively, uh sure that's on the rider.