Many of us are in the same boat as you. I weigh 205 naked but when riding, I wear full gear and my S-10 is fully farkled out. My plan is to adjust the stock suspension the best I can and call it a day.ADKsuper10 said:Thanks guys thats what I was afraid of. Not keen right now on spending additional $ on upgrading shocks. I will, though if that's what it takes to correct the issue.
I wonder how long I can get away with the OEM shock cranked all the way under my normal street riding and very occasiional back roading (mostly still paved - just horrible pavement)? I plan to ditch the topp case and just run panniers (maybe OEMs) not very loaded at all - mostly just for convenience when going to and from work to store gear.
I am roughly 225# of solid steel plus normal riding gear.
Like many of us, I do not and will not push the bike hard enough either on the street, track or offroad to the point where the stock suspension is going to be dangerous or even un-enjoyable. Plain and simple... sure it could be better but most of us do not have the skill or desire to push any part of this machine past it's real performance envelope. If something breaks or needs to replaced, sure I will buy better aftermarket stuff but for now, Bushy's suspension recommendations are good enough for me. I did however back the rear pre-load off a few turns just so that pot holes are not so hard and jarring on my a-hole
BTW: I have done quite a bit of experimenting with tire pressure and the stock bridgestone rubbers. I am liking 40 PSI front and 40 PSI rear for tires pressures. I ride 90% on road, 10% off road.