On 2006-12-13 12:50, FattRat wrote:
Likely, you're waaay too heavy for the factory Bonnie suspension (almost everybody is). There are two things you should consider:
1) Put some better rear shocks under you, and upgrade the springs up front as well.
2) Give serious thought to replacing your shocks with something of comperable height/length as those the Thruxton come with; they're taller.
Have your sag/pre-load/damping adjusted by a pro' and have him explain what you can do to further dial them when you're out on the open road.
Rear sets WILL help to a degree (sans center-stand), it's all about whether you're comfortable riding in a more aggressive position. HEY, Europeans do it all the time!
Yesx, that's the problem: tallest preload = too hard on the roadOn 2006-12-13 15:32, DickBender wrote:
I put rear sets on mine mainly fo clearance. The position is more comfortable as I find it easier to lean forward now with my legs tucked under more. I also have some lower bars ordered
I am not as tall as you 5'10"
As Pat suggested Thruxton length shocks with appropriate rate spring.
Before I put rear sets on I used to have the Ikon rears on the tallest preload. Except this makes them too hard on the road as all the softer part of the spring is preloaded.
It depends on how flexible you are in the ankles,knees and hips. Rearsets put you in a slightly more forward riding position so it will also increase the stress on your wrists, upper body and back. some people like that. some don't.Will a set of rearsets on the Bonnie will make it more comfortable or not? Will I gain ground clearance?