Main Motorcycle: Triumph Street Twin
Join Date: May 2005
Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
Other Motorcycle: 2010 GSXR 600 track bike
Extra Motorcycle: 2004 KTM 625 Supermoto
My thought on shocks... I have spent time on road tracks in my younger years and had a guy who could set up my suspension nicely, I bought shocks designed for my weight... I'm pretty sure the high end stuff is still by rider weight.
Now I don't go to the track, I ride for pleasure... I considered buying rear shocks, but, I ride 50% of the time with a passenger... There is no adjustment on any high end shock for going from 170 pounds to 280 with a pillion... I just pitched that idea and saved over $1,200.
I have the stock shocks at highest setting and we still bottom out occasionally, even though she weighs only 110... but like I said, I ride for pleasure and having her on the back is certainly a pleasure... If you are not sporting through mountains or canyons or at a track they are good enough.
Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.
Mark Twain [Samuel Langhornne Clemens] (1835-1910)