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Old 08-17-2013, 08:43 AM   #103
mjlang
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Joined: Apr 2006
Location: Escondido, CA
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I have the prototype 950 A/S suspension. Ken uses my 2006 Adventure S for his mad science. At this point, I have suspension #1 installed and have done some riding on the street only. The seat height about 1/2 inch taller than a tall spec S. Keep in mind that 05 and 06 S models are only 245mm and all others are 265mm suspensions. If you're used to a long suspension S, you most likely won't notice the height change. I started riding the bike with a lot of preload dialed in to the rear shock and the seat height was at 37.5 inches, it felt like a tree house. I can't image a 320mm suspension; you would need a little giant ladder to swing a leg over. I dialed out the preload and I'm down to just over 36".
First impressions... It has a solid feel in the corners and under heavy breaking. Adventures always feel soggy to me. When you grab a handfull of front brake, the suspension collapses but no longer.

More to come later today after I go out to east county and play around.
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