Re: Setting up Suspension on 954rr
I am a bit on the heavy side as well, 190 to 200 lbs.
On my 929 or 954, I was too heavy for the front, So I had to put all the preload that I could on the front, because of this I als backed the Rebound off so that it would not kick back so hard and the Compression was a little past stock so that it would not dive as fast.
I found the rear shock did not have much feed back on the Compression and Rebound, I had the Preload at 6 of seven I think.
Hope this helps, keep in mine that suspension settings are very personal and should cater to your riding style. I have tried magazines settings like Performance Bikes and have not liked them.
The way I was tough to play with the settings is to keep a log and go from extreem to exteem untill you find a middle ground
Example, If Pre Load is 1 to 10, Try 1 then 10, if you like 10 better, try 5 the 10, if 5 is better try 5 then 7.5 etc. This will take time and there are more variable than just preload.