Stock, as delivered, factory shock and suspension settings, for my 09, were set very soft. Observations of pictures, of 09 bikes in most of the YouTube reviews, show soft settings of the front shocks. Of course soft settings are going to get you bad reviews and poor performance of the stock suspension. Adjust your factory front shock and rear shock settings for your weight and riding conditions and you'll be substantially happier when riding. I set my shocks to the stiffest or the heaviest settings front and rear, and I don't seem to be having any difficulty with riding the bike reasonably fast. The bike is not a 200 hp racing machine for the track and improving the suspension will not get you there. Setting the suspension to stiff, or heavy, hard, for racing conditions will probably not make you very happy camper cruising the highways because it will definitely be a bumpy ride. Put plastic tie wire wraps on your chrome shock tubes to verify travel during your riding, racing, and cruising adventures.Hey guys,
I would love to have some input of people that actually raced the bike on track OR went full out carving twisties. Even with an upgraded suspension, is it worth it, or did people change for another model of bike ( mt-10, duke 890r, stripple, etc.).
I do not want a full racing bike, i just want to know if it is worth to put 1-2k in upgrading the suspension, or if the bike geometry is off and i would be better to change bike.
And no, owning 2 different bikes here in canada is not an option!
Ah and btw i'm 6'1 and 230 pounds, and i dont have alot of fat to lose, maybe 10 pounds max ( 13% body fat XD) so this is not an option
Thank you guys!