So let me know if i have this right. From the manual: Standard Preload settings is the knob turned maximum counter-clockwise, which is set for 187lb rider + full tank of gas Maximum allowable weight is 520lbs It takes 20 FULL turns of the preload knob to reach the maximum Roughly 330lbs of adjustability in the preload 330lbs/20turns = 16.5lbs per turn So I weigh 230lbs, which is a difference of roughly 40lbs from standard, divided by 16.5lbs/turn equals roughly 2.42turns, lets call it 2.5 turns of preload tension which is 10% overall THe manual calls for preload and damping settings to match or be pretty close. Adjust the damping softer/clockwise for rougher roads and harder/counter-clockwise for smoother roads. Damping standard for again a 187lb rider and full tank is screwed all the way clockwise minus 1.5 clicks back counter-clockwise. What the FUCK is a click???:huh My shit dont click when i turn it. Is it a full turn and a half? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? i know this is frivelous and for most situations, standard settings will get you down the road, but I just want to learn, and Im a geek YFF.