Another (and I think EASIER) way to access the preload collar on the shock is to lift the rear wheel, remove the cover over the front pulley (or sprocket, if you're still running one of those greasy chains!), insert a long punch or straight blade screwdriver just above the belt (or chain) to the collar. Less stuff to take off, and it's a great way to access the collar on the shock.
If your shock is too soft, or you are still bottoming out on hard bumps with the preload set to it's highest point (#7), click the link below and check out the new Preload Improvement kit at www.scootworks.com. WHen you get there, click on 'Online Catalog' in the LH menu, select Kawasaki, then "Lowering Kits". This will provide 14 additional preload settings to improve soft shocks or heavily loaded bikes.
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