Best place to start, stock set up by pros before you spend loads of money on mods.I want to get mine done if anyone knows of someone near to me.Was on holiday this year with a guy on a diavel who had an ohlins shock fitted and didn't even have it sprung for his weight.
Most people don't realize what a difference proper sag can make. I often wonder if motorcycle reviewers set their suspension before giving their review, because they often say things like, "transitioning from left to right took a bit more effort than expected" or "it seems unstable at highway speeds" which are characteristics of any bike with improperly set suspension. Whenever someone describes a bike as "top heavy" or "requires a lot of pressure on the bars to turn" it's usually a suspension problem, not a bike problem.
Is this the same as spring preload? I thought the manual said not to adjust it.
I would disregard any manual mumbo jumbo that says set this for light, this for standard or heavy or whatever they call it. Spend a brief part of a Saturday afternoon getting a guy to spend 20 minutes getting the suspension on your bike done for you. Best investment of time and money ever. The margin on the return is huge.
Whomever said all good things in moderation certainly never rode a bad ass Bonneville
Yeah... i've been adjusting around with the dampener settings to be really soft on compression and tight on rebound. Putting them on the factory settings makes the streets around here pretty treacherous with all the potholes. Is that the sort of thing you guys would recommend? I haven't played around with it enough, and now I'm considering making the spring softer.