You get what you pay for
2015 1000 lt...
I've owned this bike over a year now, and my only consistent complaint had been the rear shock. They should call it the rear stick. it's harsh... there's no hydraulic compliance to it at all. I do ride on dirt and gravel roads, I feel e v e r y l i t t l e p e b b l e or s t i c k and it goes right up my spine. I sent the stock shock off for rebuilding, not even close to compliant enough. So I went all in and bought a custom built triple clicker from Wilbers through the Beemer shop.
I mounted it up today. I've only been up and down my driveway a few times, but it's a dirt path in the woods so it has all kind of sticks and roots and stuff that i would be able to feel like I dragged my carcass directly over the imperfection. My first reaction was simply WOW! This is what I've been looking for all this time. It felt like someone let 20# of air out of my rear tire. Bumps are soaked up and not even noticed. WOW! I'm gonna love this bike now!
The only downside is the wallet lightening. Not being sure the shock would really work, I opted to NOT have the hydraulic preload adjuster installed. i still paid 870.00. Had I gotten it with the remote adjuster, add 250.00 . Since I have a lift and all the tools / equipment I need, I'm sure I can set the preload manually after sag measurement, and it will be close enough to run with or without the bags. Regardless, enjoying the bike is going to make the cost fade as time goes on.
I have about 2k in the suspension of my Concours 14. Here's my advise to you... if you don't want to have to spend money on your bike NEVER ride a bike with good suspension. If you do you'll be ruined for life.