I didn't know the damping rate was adjustable. I'll have to play around with that.Actually... Now that I've finally tried my new Versys, I don't feel the need to replace the springs yet, even on our rough roads and out in the field.
I'm 185 lbs and the forks are at 0 turns out for maximum preload, with 1/2 a turn out on rebound damping. Rear is at #2 from softest preload, at least until spring seats a bit, with rebound damping at 10 clicks out...
No further changes yet... How many turns away from max preload on the front? I'm at just 1/2 turn out on front rebound damping to handle max preload. Try backing off rear rebound damping to 10 clicks out like mine. It rides very well with my settings, and can take a real beating in the rough backroads with impressive composure, stability and comfort. I'd like to get a road side video speeding on big gravel road bumps... I might still get HyperPro progressive springs for next year. They only have one grade of front and rear springs for all modelsAny changes Invader? I am about to pull the trigger on some hyperpro progressive springs front and rear.
We weigh about the same (I'm like 192 lbs with riding gear), is there a number chart to pick the right spring or do they just have one spring?
Strangely compared to your settings, on the front I am backed off of preload to the stops and dampening is 1 turn (counterclockwise) off closed. Rear is very stiff at #2 preload or #3, dampening is 3 clicks off closed. My front is better than the rear, but still a bit stiff.
I'm thinking the progressive springs would give more usable range plus not so stiff hopefully!