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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-13-2012, 11:10 AM
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I do 2 for solo riding and when I bring my wife along (195 for me, 120 for her). It seems to be fine.
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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-13-2012, 12:58 PM
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I do 2 for solo riding and when I bring my wife along (195 for me, 120 for her). It seems to be fine.
That's good to know 2 seems to work for both. I took my daughter out a couple days ago and 1 did seem too soft...it felt heavy and a bit draggy. Guess I'm just too lazy to have to have worry about always changing it. I'll give 2 a shot for both.
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I have to say the more I ride it the more I am warming up to the 3 setting for solo. Over the road I dont notice it at all, the ride is smooth. When I go over a dip or sizable depression in the road I notice more "launch" when it is on 1 and when on 3 I dont have to prepare myself so much for countering it, if you will.
The word "launch" is a perfect way to describe it. There is a road I regularly travel on, and it is very uncomfortable for me on setting 1 for this very reason. I had to constantly brace myself for each upcoming bump or dip. Going to setting 3 alleviated this without making the ride feel stiff, and I've found that in general the bike handles better.

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Why is it that no one uses 2?
To be honest I never tried 2. I went from 1 right to 3. The reason being is that the first time I messed with the setting was a day last year that I took my brother out riding. With another full size man as a passenger I figured I'd better go at least two steps. After riding with him that afternoon I decided that position 3 was not quite enough for the two of us, and maybe 4 would be even better. So with 3 being a little weak for the two of us there is no way that 2 would work. So maybe 2 would be just fine for me for solo riding, but 3 is also just fine, or even perfect, and is a better setting than 2 for taking a passenger...at least for me anyway.
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The word "launch" is a perfect way to describe it. There is a road I regularly travel on, and it is very uncomfortable for me on setting 1 for this very reason. I had to constantly brace myself for each upcoming bump or dip. Going to setting 3 alleviated this without making the ride feel stiff, and I've found that in general the bike handles better.



To be honest I never tried 2. I went from 1 right to 3. The reason being is that the first time I messed with the setting was a day last year that I took my brother out riding. With another full size man as a passenger I figured I'd better go at least two steps. After riding with him that afternoon I decided that position 3 was not quite enough for the two of us, and maybe 4 would be even better. So with 3 being a little weak for the two of us there is no way that 2 would work. So maybe 2 would be just fine for me for solo riding, but 3 is also just fine, or even perfect, and is a better setting than 2 for taking a passenger...at least for me anyway.
Well with all of this feedback I think I give 2 a try first, since I ride solo only on my Storm.


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Well with all of this feedback I think I give 2 a try first, since I ride solo only on my Storm.
If you only ride solo then absolutely try 2 for a while, and see how that is. If you find it isn't enough then you can always go to 3 later, but it makes sense to go one step at a time, until you find what works best.
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If you only ride solo then absolutely try 2 for a while, and see how that is. If you find it isn't enough then you can always go to 3 later, but it makes sense to go one step at a time, until you find what works best.
Good thinking, Lantesh. I just set them on 2. Now I need to wait until Tuesday for all of this rain to clear out before I give it a try.


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