Originally Posted by mechanical
I'm sure this is wishful thinking, but I would like to trade my '11 990 standard suspension for an '08's taller "S" spec suspension. My suspension has around 4k miles on it, and is in very good condition.
Good luck there. While we're on wishful thinking, I have a KLR650 I'd like to trade someone for a GS1200
On your 990 suspension, you might think about going 2 steps stiffer on the front for springs. It made a big difference on mine. Unless you are >6'2", the longer suspension really makes the 990 difficult to handle, especially if you have a decent (thick) seat on it. Unless you are doing a lot of big hits for a lot of your riding, I think the shorter travel works just fine.