If you want Jason,I have the service manual for that bike in my data base and can send it to you if you pm me your email address. If I understand you correctly,the guy raised the forks in the triple clamps about an inch. To do that and have any chance of having a ridable bike,he must have also lowered the rear using aftermarket links. Please check for these and get back to me. If I have misunderstood you and the previous owner merely turned the preload adjuster all the way out,the stock setting is 4 lines showing. There is also a suspension link on this forum somewhere that give you the basic starting point. If you want to do this yourself,I'll be more than happy to help you get it set up. We'll probably have to do it thru email 'cause I'll need pics to see where you're starting from. Anyway,let me know which situation you have and I'll try to help you.