I'm a fairly average sized rider at 171 lbs and 6'2" with a preference to sporty handling than comfort.
And there's a bastard head shake when accellerating hard.
I don't have a dampner on the bike and would prefer to experiment with the setup before resorted to such devices. I know playing with the original suspension won't solve all my problems but at the moment I don't have spare cash to go throwing around on front ends and such.
you're about the same size/weight as me (...well, a little lighter) but you could try the setting I started with on my 954 :-
Front Pre-Load - wound right in to maximum
Front Compression - 1.25 turns out
Front Rebound - 1.25 turns out
Rear Pre-Load - 4th Notch
Rear Compression - 1.5 turns out
Rear Rebound - 1.5 turns out
The "standard" settings are :
Front Preload - 7 turns out
Front Compression - 2.0 turns out
Front Rebound - 2.0 turns out
Rear Preload 4th Notch
Rear Compression - 2.0 turns out
Rear Rebound - 2.0 turns out
That said, when setting your bike up specifically for you, it's best to start with setting the sag (do a search in this forum and you'll find instructions - I run 35mm up front and 28mm in the rear - on non-standard suspension though), then set the damping to standard (2 turns out everywhere) and ride...carry a screwdriver and ride backwards and forwards over the same patch of road fine tuning the damping settings until you find something that you're happy with.
And I'd think seriously about saving up for a steering damper - you can pick up reasonable second hand units off eBay or out of the local motorcycling press...it makes a heap of difference to your confidence ahen going hard out of a corner on a bumpy road or track...
Good luck, Spanky.