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06-01-2016 05:39 PM
Bono61 From the owners manual ..... It is follow by the table that show how to set up both front and back and both 1200 and 1200S

CHOOSING THE SUSPENSION SETTING The values in the table are indicative. They have been calculated considering a dressed rider weighing 176 - 198 lb (80 - 90 kg) and a dressed passenger weighing 154 - 176 lb (70 - 80 kg).

05-28-2016 08:30 PM
Originally Posted by RedHouse View Post
According to the Owners Manual(pg 212), the bike is sprung for a rider in the 176-198 lb range.
If that's the case I should be good. I've heard that if you give the guys up at ohlins in Hendersonville a call they will help you set your suspension up. That's for any local guys.
05-28-2016 06:32 PM
jasonmonster Funny experiment I did the other day. I had to take these brake rotors to get resurfaced so I threw them in a back pack and rode the bike.
They had to be around 60-80lbs total which brought my weight to 200-220lbs ish. Bike still felt the same to me really. Still bouncy.
05-28-2016 03:57 PM
Satansfist I'm wondering if the OP asked for them to adjust the bike because they felt the need for it, ie being tossed around while riding or finding bumps upsetting the handling or something? I guess what I'm asking is, do you feel like getting new springs would make the ride better or is this something that's been thrown out there by the shop that you wouldn't have otherwise bothered about?
05-13-2016 08:59 AM
ilmostro69 Exactly, unless you are reaching with an intent to win you don't need perfect spring weight. Have the stock springs set as close as possible and just ride it. And if you're planning to race it and win.... You bought the wrong bike, trade it in on a 1299.
05-12-2016 11:56 AM
Sonic Duck
Originally Posted by Bushmasta View Post
I'm 225, so I guess i'll need new springs.
Or just ride the damn thing.

290#, bike's just fine
05-12-2016 05:44 AM
BushyAR15 Check the preload/sag first with the stock springs. I'm 225 with gear and they were able to easily adjust it to my weight with room to spare.

I worked with them so I know its set correctly...

Originally Posted by Bushmasta View Post
I'm 225, so I guess i'll need new springs.
05-11-2016 08:13 PM
Originally Posted by 696DCRider View Post
Or start loading up on Five Guys.
Can always strap 25lbs weight under the seat.
05-11-2016 07:38 PM
Bushmasta I'm 225, so I guess i'll need new springs.
05-11-2016 07:15 PM
Originally Posted by jasonmonster View Post
Hmmmm, time to throw on some saddle bags.

Or start loading up on Five Guys.
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