Originally Posted by Retro Rocketeer
Thanks Fasteddie. If its not too much extra, could I bother you for your sag numbers ft/rr and preload ft/rr.
Best I could do with my wife helping me (she's not very big, so could not hold it steady while someone else
measured the sag with me seated, feet on the 'pegs), but we came up with REAR sag of 45mm. I'm pretty sure that that figure is VERY close.
Unladen sag was fairly easy to measure - I 'bungeed' a straight-edge under the seat, equal both sides, then held the bike as upright and perpendicular as I could so she could measure the height at BOTH ends of the straight-edge and then averaged the two numbers.
Laden was a bit harder: same drill but tried it with me on the bike which was on the side-stand, feet on the 'pegs, but still there's weight on the side-stand so this figure I disregarded. Then I observed the shadow below the side-stand pad as I put more weight onto the seat, and figured that IF I put all my 170# (PLUS riding gear, of course - I was ATGATT for this!) onto the seat then JUST held it from tipping by touching my toes gently, we could have a usable figure.
Did that, measured both sides again then averaged the two numbers, subtracted them from the unladen and came up with the 45mm I quoted, and that's with the shock at NO preload.
Did NOT measure front sag yet, as I'll wait for a big buddy or two to help; and after I change-over the forks to WalMart ATF as I did on my AZ Versys.