Mine is pretty stiff, if I don't raise my backside over bumps, it throws me. I should probably check my shock. The front end is pretty soft. As I am sure you can tell, I am just learning and trying to learn as much as I can to work on the V myself. It's easy to to add stuff, i.e. hugger, exhaust, etc...but adjusting and modifying things I am very new to. So if I sound like I don't know what I am asking or saying, chances are I don't. I will check that. The rear could be too tight, thus making me bounce, thus bouncing the kickstand down.
I can't help I am not on of the Sheeple.