Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Washington, the state
Everyone should set the sag, front & rear, to get the bike properly set up for themselves. There is no correct "factory" setting; one rider might be 120# and the next rider 320#. Both front & rear on the strom do good with sag close to 40 mm. Sag is set with preload adjusters. The purpose of the sag setting is to get the suspension in about the middle of its travel to minimize the chance of either topping out or bottoming out.
You can do the front yourself. Get a helper for the rear.
When carrying a pax set the tire inflation pressure higher for the rear--I follow the sticker on the swingarm (same as the owner's manual).
"Older people who are reasonable, good-tempered, and gracious will bear aging well. Those who are mean-spirited and irritable will be unhappy at every period of their lives.
"Let each of use properly whatever strengths he has and strive to use them well. If he does this, he will never find himself lacking."
Marcus Tullius Cicero