I finally had a chance to do some adjustment on the new suspension. The rear has adjustments for high and low speed compression, preload and rebound damping.
The front has preload adjustment.
I first started by setting all knobs to the middle clicks. This felt great but I wanted to see how soft I could get it.
I then went softer on all knobs except rebound -- I split the difference from totally to the left and in the middle.
This setting felt great and I tried it out on street, dirt, grass and washboards. Even some small drop offs.
I then split the differnce again and went even softer. This was not bad but it felt better at the previous setting so I went back.
I still have not touched the rebound setting. It feels fine to me. (It does not launch me in the air after being compressed)
The front spring adjuster has 3 lines showing.
After everything was set the way I liked it -- I asked a friend to come over and measured the sag. first unweighted and then weighted.
The front was 51 mm and the rear was 51.2 mm
The handling is better then ever-- but the best part is riding over washboard surfaces -- over 25mph the bumps smooth out.
2012 650, Centerstand, lower cowl, accessory plug, grip protectors, hot grips, fork brace, mirror extenders, crash bar, auxiliary lighting front and rear, madstad, California Scientific medium windshield.
Last edited by vstrom73; 04-01-2013 at 01:01 PM.