1290 Superduke R
In poor light, a Monster does look like two rabbits humping.
Funny, as i just got back from the dentist. 1 big filling and 2 chipped teeth repaired, plus they ground the plaque off for a clean. $770 poorer for the visit. My bike isn't harsh on the road. forks comp, 23, reb 15, shock comp 15 reb 14, high speed 1.75 turns out preload set at +5mm, fork set at stock 0mm, and 5 lines showing. Bike feels amazing, and with ventura rack plus pack on, i add another 5mm to the rear preload and 2 extra clicks out on the rebound. I have a new 2021 Multi 950S, and oh man the long travel suspension on that bike is bloody incredible, like a magic carpet.Do you have any teeth left?
Maxing out rebound is ridiculous and dangerous, the gen 3 bikes suspension is more sensitive than the last. Maxing rebound will lock its compression stroke and compact its travel, it will make the bike harsh.I agree that you get a better ride with maxing out the rebound settings. I've done everything you've done but just couldn't get it when I want it and have given up
It doesn't make it harsh at all. That's the setting I came away from HM Racing with for the shock after they set it up.Maxing out rebound is ridiculous and dangerous, the gen 3 bikes suspension is more sensitive than the last. Maxing rebound will lock its compression stroke and compact its travel, it will make the bike harsh.
Are you quite a light in body weight BigDaddy? On my settings my SDR feels great, but on the firmer side of suspension, in say compared to my Multi. I'm 76 kgs, and when i add my touring rack and bag (10kgs aprox) i feel the bike is much more say, plusher. So I'm guessing the bike is valved for 85-90 kg riders, the spring rates would suggest its sprung of a 75-80 kg rider. But KTM are known for putting softer springs in, to give more travel, and to add some plushness to their rides. You could even try 2.5W oil in the compression leg (stock is 5W) but would need to see how much travel your using by the red band first.Its too harsh on any setting, that's why I'm upgrading it. But with the rebound on 23 it's the best that you can get it. IMO.
I'm not sure why, but I'm going to do the same. Rotty, exhaust, tune and suspension set up. Never done it before, but keen to tweak the big fella.Agree with both Bollocks and Kestrel, if you want to go fast in comfort on any road it’s a big capacity ADV. I’ll have some fun on these bagels for a few mor years then just get a 1290 ADV 18-20 model and Rotty/ Doberman it up to fuck
Backing off the high speed compression should help you and make sure preload is not more than 5. It would be good to see Teut comments on the standard setup and his recommendation.For what it's worth I'm 72ish kg in gear and find the bike handles pretty good on the stock settings.
I'm getting launched out of the seat on the bigger bumps though but I wouldn't say it was harsh.
Tomorrow is the first good weather since the purchase so tonight I set the suspension to comfort and moved the bars to the rear most position in preparation for a 300+ mile ride.
I'm booked in at TW suspension tech week after next too and I'm hoping the springs and valves will prove compatible with my weight.
His bike is blue and Orange, they don’t do it in redIts very odd your predicament with this bike. Honestly mate I do think I believe you and would love a go on yours, maybe you have some rouge bike.
On a contrast to your problem i can back off compression ( rebound to suite ) and preload and have a wobbly jelly of a bike that's so soft i could go to sleep on the thing.
I find the apex shod bike the nearest to Ohlin's shod bikes i have had in the past.
Forget cheap suspension and old worn out shit, no matter where you set the clickers they just do fuck all.