Took it to the Mechanic I normally use, to change the shock to a new one. Didn't even look at it, in a way I can't blame him you have to really tear it down to even see the shock to check the sitting you have to have it out. The down side we are talking about a bike that is 17 years old, will there be adjustment left. No way to tell till you get it off. If I can't then the hunts on. I know where there is a new one but we are taking $750 Well it's the next day I was right and there was room to adjust the shock and lots of it, Instead of buying a new one. Everything went very smoothly, one problem one of the mechanics stole the shock spanner wrench from the tool kit. Learned a trick take bailing wire on bother sides of the spring twist it takes the pressure of the adjustment point and you can easily do it with two screw drivers. The other thing we used the jack and a block of wood to line up the last bolt hole. Not the Thai way of hammers and four guys at your bike with pry bars.