Originally Posted by Duster929
No, I haven't maxed the preload in the back. I think I set it to position 7 of 9. I've tried other positions on the rear, and this one works best for me, since I often have luggage or a passenger.
Hey Duster929, if you've cranked up the rear to position 7 but not done anything to the front suspension then your bike wont have a very balanced set-up (soft front/hard rear) and will be likely to give you the sort of handling problems you first outlined.
I've got the rear of my 929 set on position 7 too which seems to work best (for me) with the preload on the front right up tight. I ride solo 99.9% of the time, but then I weigh around 100Kgs plus riding gear.
Like HondaGalToo said, Setting the sag front and back is the best place to start - at least that will give you a base line to work from.
If you're interested, I started a thread a year or so ago in this forum that follows the saga of setting up my suspension - do a search on Spanky and have a read, I think it was called "Suspension Set-up".
Incidently, I found the front end gave me the most 'challenges' when trying to get everything set up and balanced.
P.S. I run Pilot Powers too, best road tyre I've ridden on. I run 32psi Fr and 34psi Rr.