suspension still a bit stiff
I've got a 2012 750r. When new, it was factory set very stiff. Both the front and rear were topped out. The bike was a bit edgy for me to ride it with confidence.
I tried set the sag to as compliant as the suspension would allow. The pre-load on the front forks is backed out all the way and the rear also backed off a good clip. I was only able to get approx 25mm front; and followed this with 20mm rear. I am 165#.
The bike is now quite a bit easier for me to handle. I can now feel it take a set in a corner. It is much less jittery at corner entry and I can get much more aggressive with the throttle at exit than before. The bike no longer wheelies, unless you try to.
Q: I understand that the Showa BPF's are different when it comes to setting spring pre-load. But, if the pre-load is adjusted all the way soft, then would the next step be to soften the fork spring rate?
Last edited by nwpinot; 09-01-2014 at 06:57 PM.