Originally Posted by Bucko
I rode my GS8 for three years before making a suspension change. Given that you're piloting 500 pounds of machine over hill and dale, the stock bike works OK. Not great, but good enough to get you where you're going, as long as it's not some cow trail/mud hole/sand pit in the Red Center of Oz. That's it...it does OK. Ride it and see where you think it's weak...not where the ADV regulars do. It's your bike and if you've never ridden something like this in the rough, then climb aboard and your might be surprised.
Thanks. Sounds very reasonable. So what did you do to your suspension after 3 years?