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!
1) is done: front dual rate springs and rear Street Tracker shocks by Works Performance.
I don't have a center-stand neither.
btw I'm French...