I own a tadpole recumbent trike with an articulated rear arm. The rear arm is suspended from the frame using a shock of an elastomer type. Damping characteristics are determined, I suspect, by the type of elastomer used, the number of elastomer disks stacked in the shock and the preset tightening of the bolt running through the shock, frame and articulated arm.
The damping is too firm at the moment and I'd like to soften it a bit. What is my best strategy? Should I remove elastomer disks, reducing the shock height, or replace all the disks with softer material? TIA.