Originally Posted by creeper
Adventures are under sprung for a 200 pounder. (Hell, they are under sprung for a 180 pounder) Without changing springs... you will need to up the compression a bit and back off on the rebound.
Why? As I said, the springs are a bit too soft a specification; you'll need to up the compression damping to compensate. As to the rebound... you need to reduce damping... to compensate.
The rear especially, will "pack up" over stutter bumps and ridges if you don't back off rebound.
Try it... what do you have to lose?
If your riding in anything other than sand, slide the forks up in the trees about 10-15mm, bike will steer better.
Yea, what he said. I found for the street the stock was OK. However for the dirt, when the compression was dialed up, was not fun. In the dirt the front would get choppy and start bouncing around turns. I didn't like that and ended up getting the suspension re-sprung and re-valved. What a diffeence. It's like riding a lincoln town car, only better.
ps -I weigh 210# and need good suspension of offset my crapy riding.