Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Forest Lake, MN
No, I don't think you have to have the bike on a lift, though it might make access a little easier if you did.
I tried adjusting mine when I first got it, to try and make it a bit stiffer for riding two-up. I could barely get it to turn either. So when I took it back to HP (my local dealer) for the first oil change/maint check, I asked them to adjust it for me. The mechanic said it's not that hard to do, but also pointed out to me that there are TWO such tools in the 900 tool kit, and one of them definitely works better for this than the other. I must have grabbed the first one I saw and it was the wrong wrench. Try it with both of them and see if it gets any easier...
—Mustang Wide Studded Touring Seat
—Metz ME 880s
—Irons In The Fire lowers
—Küry Iso Grips w/Throttle Boss
...and a bunch of other little stuff