What do you mean by 6 of 7. Do you wind it so the rings go all the way down and end up with only one ring left. Something like that.Purpdust : 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.
Dude, to do it right you have to start with the sag. Otherwise, why bother? You can do the front by yourself if you have an automotive jack that you can lift one end of the bike with. You may need one wife/girlfriend/buddy for the rear...just_john : I dont want to mess with sag too much, because I dont have anyone to help me lift bike, measure drop, tie this. Or spanner wrench the rear. Dont want to end up jacking it up too much.