Originally Posted by CrustyOldFart
I took delivery on my 2013 F8GS a couple weeks ago. Have 300 miles so far and enough to know that the stock front end is pretty soft and dives down pretty drastically on hard braking. I'd be interested in finding out about the Konflict set-up.
Also, I'm 185 pounds commando (without gear). Wondering what spring rates would be optimal and what are the stock rates? Are the fork springs progressive or constant? I may not be asking the right questions because I really don't know how they work. Back in the day we would drop in new springs and damping rods and adjust oil level. I'm sure technology has advanced past that by now.
Stock F800GS's have .47 KG springs, I'd recommend .51KG for your weight in a straight rate spring, 100mm oil level with 5 weight fluid if running the stock internals.