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I weigh 230

the point being, bumped my preload up to setting 6 out of 7 in the rear shock, and wow what a difference, smooth as silk now..................

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The front seems fine stock, I did raise the front fork tubes to match the rear lowering block...................... Should I check the sag?

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i weight exact the same and i also did 6/7 on the rear suspension.it feels much better now and it serves better my way of riding.
i havent touched the front though cause i find it perfect on default settings.maybe when i change the oils i ll search it better with the front settings
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The front seems fine stock, I did raise the front fork tubes to match the rear lowering block...................... Should I check the sag?

If your comfortable with the Handling then its Ok to leave the sag as it is.
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You increased your rear preload from #5 to #6, and it's smoother? It's not at #2 as seen on my pic? Rear sag should be between 36 and 48 mm, and front sag should be between 37 and 50 mm. I'm 200 lbs, and with rear preload #3 with 48 mm sag, mine has just enough support for pushing it hard on rough roads and deep bumps without bottoming out, while still being as compliant as possible. Same for the front which had 40 mm sag at max preload with stock 10W fork oil... Have you tried rear preload #4? (middle setting)

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I had it on 3, but changed it to 6, that made the difference for me..........
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