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Besides lowering a bit , what effects will adjusting the rear shock settings have on a 2009 C-50 ? Also , what is the recommended tires , front & rear? Would like www tires , but prefer a good grip , as the bike feels a little "light" @ 70 mph. Sorry if this is old news , I'm pretty new here. Thanks for your input. Jan
 

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The settings are actually spring pre-load, and are for adjusting the spring tension against the load - weight of rider and passenger and/or any luggage. If you set it soft, the ride will be more 'cushy', but could bottom out on harder bumps; too hard, and the ride will be a lot harder, so you feel more of the bumps. Either way, it affects handling on less-than-smooth pavement. Ideally, you want it set so your typical load causes the shock to settle to the center of its range, at least that's how it was designed. If you usually ride solo, and like the soft, Caddy ride, try it softer; if you like to thrash it, set it harder. You'll find the spot that favors your style. Of course, you need proper pressure in the tires, too; too soft, and it will get squirmy, especially the front, which can start to shake.

Can't help on what tires you seek, though.
 
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