I'm going this route:
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The standard spring is too short, I only weigh 75 Kg and need 25 pre-load clicks to get 30% sag. That leaves 5 more clicks when I add a small pillion and 2 panniers.
It handles like a pig loaded. Honda recommend 2.0 bar front tyre pressure, it runs wide in mountain turns, enough for my pillion to notice. KTM recommend for their 990 Adventure, 2.4 bar, probably a safer pressure for the road. I ended up increasing the rear pressure to 3 bar otherwise it got very scary on Spanish motorway curves as the tyre ended up steering the bike as it followed imperfections in the surface.
Still a nice bike though.