Phoneman, you gave all info including oil weight and fill height, so I could follow your setup verbatim.
Do you think your setup is good for me, 220 lbs without gear, to mostly take out the harshness, but otherwise keep the nice 'n tight suspension?
If not, in which direction should I seek my tweaks?
Well, the trick to removing the harshness (square edge jolts, pavement cracks, expansion joints, pot holes, etc..) but keeping it tight is doing alot of testing.
I've only revalved my V once. I had a good idea on where changes needed to be made if I was going to keep the stock components. If I refined the setup again I would make the following adjustment:
I would change one of the .15 x 17's for a .1 x 17 and blend the oil closer to 13wt or maybe just try the 15wt motorex.
My goal would be to get a little more rebound control. It handles the square edge stuff nicely now but over a few rides I found myself adding more rebound with the clicker. By "adding" I mean making the fork rebound slower.
Its hard to compare different brand oil viscosity. The stamped "wt" isn't accurate enough for fine tuning. The oil viscosity makes a huge difference in this fork. You can just run a lighter weight oil and improve the compression performance but you will not have good rebound control. Since the rebound is inside that sealed cartridge I chose to adjust compression valving as needed for oil weight required for proper rebound.
There are lots of different ways to approach things and every rider wants the best ride for them. I like a nice stable bike with good bottoming resistance (not alot of dive), a firm ride and no jolts through the handle bars. Good luck. Oh yea, we weigh about the same so I think you'll like it.