Re: Tuning 954 suspension
I have been riding all types of street bikes for about 6 years now and last year I did something that completely transformed my whole riding experience- I read a book!
Total Control by Lee Parks and it can be found in any Borders or Barnes and Noble.
It will answer all your suspension questions and teach you how to set up your suspension for you. Your bike will never be the same once you set your preload for YOU, then some fine tuning with compression and rebound and riding will be amazing. The book also teaches you how to RIDE, going in depth on riding position, turning, even riding passengers. It was very easy to read, with plenty of pics and technical information presented in a way that is easy to understand.
I recently did my first trackday on my old Superhawk (with stock suspension adjusted for me) and the info I got from this book allowed me to cleanup and ride circles around almost everyone. All because I read this book. Plus I am a safer rider now that I understand the techniques associated with motorcycling.