Stefan: Thanks for the advice. I understand that comfortable riding is very much an individual preference.
RE: headlights....Suzuki used to run the wiring shunt thru the start switch on the handlebar. When you push the start button, it interrupts the current to the lights to minimize draw on the battery during starting. This current shunt eventually--time seemed to vary from a few thousand miles to maybe 15-25K miles--fries the contacts in the start switch. EB makes a nice set of relays that carries the headlight current so that only the relay current is shunted thru the switch. Wondered if Suzuki had changed the wire routing in the newer models.
RE: suspension....the K7-K11 Wees were relatively undersprung and under damped. Fine for a 150# rider, but not an old fat guy like me. I'm mainly interested in finding out if the XT model has an upgraded spring rate in the forks and shock, and if they've added any adjustability in the front.
RE: stability....Gen1 Wees were notoriously light in the front end at speeds approaching 95-100+ MPH due to the wind force under the chin fairing. Grey Wolf was nearly "terminated" by a high-speed tank slapper many years ago. The easy fix was to lower the fork tubes in the triple trees by 10-15 mm to lower the bike's attitude. Also helped a bit by making handling a bit more aggressive. Interested to see if Suzuki changed the chassis specs in the latest models.
Last edited by badjuju; 03-04-2019 at 09:11 PM.