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Hey, all.
I weigh 130-135lbs without gear. My understanding is the stock suspension settings on the 959 anticipate a rider of a greater average weight than I. Does my relatively low weight imply that to get the best out of the stock suspension, I should just turn everything down to as soft as possible? (I'm not changing out the rear spring or anything so I'm just wondering what the best option is for the stock equipment given my relatively low weight.) Is it as simple as "You don't weigh much, so turn everything to as soft as it'll go."?

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No its not that simple as you say. The real question is, what environment will you be riding the bike in? There's a difference in setup between casual street riding and track performance. I suggest you call Dave Moss, or watch his videos. You'll likely need a re-shim job to get it right for your weight.
 

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Hey, all.
I weigh 130-135lbs without gear. My understanding is the stock suspension settings on the 959 anticipate a rider of a greater average weight than I. Does my relatively low weight imply that to get the best out of the stock suspension, I should just turn everything down to as soft as possible? (I'm not changing out the rear spring or anything so I'm just wondering what the best option is for the stock equipment given my relatively low weight.) Is it as simple as "You don't weigh much, so turn everything to as soft as it'll go."?

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OH dear lord my man fix tgat ****. The stock setup is close to say a log wagon and needs work but must suggest you fix the throttle problem first with the kit or do what I did and go with the wire kit and put it back the way it should be. Suspension is you man time of year how you ride, do you come in hard apex and leave soft or vice versa? Dude these bikes todsy have to much **** for the normal guy but the suspension needs attention after the throttle. I've called the factory and ripped asses of past friends who I know after I got mine. I said they can take heart that a few new riders have died due to them half assing a throttle and allowing slack that can translate while pitch into a corner and get the newbie not only hurt but dead.

I compared it to the first few years of the Honda CBR Hurricane. New rubber it was fine but after just a few scrubs and that ***** killed people. It is by far the deadliest motorcycle ever so take that. I got to ride Miguel Duhamels bike in practice at Daytona once and after a half tank of fuel I pitted and bowed before him and said my God man how the hell do you ride that fucking bus like that...

Since you spent 15,000 on a bike and suspension next to that fucking throttle needs it first send the forks and shock to Race Tech. If Verner Funk is still around tell him I said hello but needless to say let them know your weight and how you take a corner how you brake how you exit and what you wanna do. At your weight that thing is beating you to death and bet your using maybe half the front fork travel.

I bought a shock tool before I picked my bike up lol so I practice what I preach. Sent everything in and let them know I don't go as fast anymore but I still don't slow down to turn.

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With a blank check that says fix it and thank me later.
 

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Hey, all.
I weigh 130-135lbs without gear. My understanding is the stock suspension settings on the 959 anticipate a rider of a greater average weight than I. Does my relatively low weight imply that to get the best out of the stock suspension, I should just turn everything down to as soft as possible? (I'm not changing out the rear spring or anything so I'm just wondering what the best option is for the stock equipment given my relatively low weight.) Is it as simple as "You don't weigh much, so turn everything to as soft as it'll go."?

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A suspension specialist can deal with that, I use Kais in the UK for my ohlins setup, and was told if you are under the parameters for original spring, they will replace the spring for one that matches your weight, so the compression, rebound preload works in tandem...
 
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