New member - Lowell Mass
I'm in the process of buying a '97 Royal Star on layaway from a local dealer, $3995, super clean, 28k miles, needs nothing. I've paid about 1/2 of the price already, hope to have it paid off by end of Sept. and get in a month or two of fall riding in New England.
I have a question regarding suspension set-up, I've heard that as delivered the suspension is set too soft and the handling wallows. However the fix is to adjust the suspension stiffer. Now, I am approx 185 lbs (so call it 190 lbs fully outfitted with gear) and my GF is approx 150'sh. Granted she won't be riding with me ALL the time, but would prefer to 'set and forget' the suspension.
My riding history started out sportbike/standards, but my last bike was a '97 Honda Magna 750 set up as a bagger. A good bike but a bit small for extended rides with the GF.
Anyway, can someone recommend good settings to sharpen up the handling, given the weights mentioned?