Its adjustable. just click to right or left to stiffen or loosen. Looser is more comfortable for me, tighter makes it handle a bit better. I also generally ratchet it tighter a click or 2 as well if Im doubling up on a longer ride.i was looking at my sv today and notice the a** was low compared to my buddies zx10r, i took a look at it and it looks like it is adjustable. is the shock adjustable and if so wat will this do to the driveabilty of the bike??
It's generally accepted not to be the same thing. While adjusting sag on a motorcycle will affect the ride height to some extent, actual ride height adjust in a shock is the ability to lengthen or shorten the shock independent of adjustments to the spring. Once the spring preload is set to give the proper sag, it should not be changed to try and adjust the ride height.Let's see, you adjust preload to set sag, which is how far down the bike sits with the rider on it, which is ride height. Same thing.
Very true. With the non-adjustable SV shock my answer was correct in this specific case, but incomplete./QUOTE]
Not really. Sag is not the same as ride height. Ride height is not the same as sag. You can ask any motorcycle suspension tuner and they will tell you the same thing. Unless you redefine terms, the SV shock does not offer ride height adjustment.
While spring preload affects how high the bike sits, it should only ever be used to adjust sag. Ride height adjustments should be carried out with a shock's ride height adjuster, if so equipped, or with new dog bones.
that is incorrect. less sag is due to using suspension more than on street.Note that many track bikes are set with less sag to give them a little extra ground clearance (plus most tracks are pretty smooth so you can sacrifice some extension capability, usually).