Hi! Today I played with the lollipop! (That doesn't sounds good right? Ja ja ja ja ) Anyway.... I was also concern about how much can I unscrew the lollipop. I took off the XCountry rear tire and dissasemble the nut and bolt of the rear shock at the swingarm. Then I loose the 2 nuts of the lollipop and began to unscrew it. At some point It got very hard to turn it!! So for me that was the maximun point. I just return it one turn (just to be safe) and reassemble everyting. The bike feels more taller. Better to my opinion. I wonder why I didn't do this when I got the bike.... Now I planning to change the original spring of the shock to a 15 Kg spring. My friend Leafman60 recomended this upgrade! Let me know how do you feel the bike with the screw out lollipop.. All the best!