What do you do with your bike? Highway or dirt roads?Had to chime in here regarding the suspension... I, for one, found it to be far too soft, too deep into the stroke, and the high speed damping is extremely harsh. The problems with the suspension have become even more pronounced as I've added accessories or if I'm carrying luggage or a passenger. I have spoken with three different pro suspension tuners and even take my bike into one. The results were unanimous. The bike needs springs, at least, and re-valving wouldn't hurt either. I just picked up the Hyperpro kit for mine and will be taking it to Super Plush to get it installed and tuned.
What do you do with your bike? Highway or dirt roads?
Before changing anything, you know the suspension can be adjusted in many, many ways, right?
PS - of course if you go to a suspension shop, they will tell you the stock suspension is sh.t and will sell you stuff. ;-) So far, and for the past 10 months this bike has been offered, most people only have great things to say about the suspension.
I agree with your experience with tuners. And I also give a thumbs up to Super Plush. I live in Ohio, but sent my forks/shocks from my KTM 690 Enduro to Eric at Super Plush. Excellent work and great service.I take varying routes to destinations that often include some relatively easy going off road riding.
I have only been riding for 31 years now and racing for over half of that... Think I got that one figured out. The suspension guys I've talked to have all been people I know from the industry and have tried to sell me exactly nothing. They're just good people.
It's worth noting that you can change the suspension via the adjusters, but not drastically... The springs and valves are what determine the baseline for how the bike will ride, all the little knobs and screws are simply for fine tuning that ride.