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Glad you got it in. I'd agree on stiff/not harsh-I prefer taught vs soft.I haven't touched the preload-I weigh about 250# suited up. The progressive springs seem stiffer than the shock but feeling through the bars vs padded seat are probably why. I got the cards finally sorted with much help from Tom at the Anoka Cycleshop-it idles smoothly at 800 rpm. I may play w shock preload(never even looked at where it is set)but I've hit some nasty bumps and have been pleasantly surprised by the suspension's compliance.GJ
i've played hell with my carbs and idle...i ran fresh grounds from the bad to the two ground points on the frame...that helped things considerably...while it was down i decided to re-do the leaking o-ring on the rad return pipe...and got it properly burped...i haven't gotten to ride it much since, but i get the feeling it was running hot...the little i have ridden, it seems better in the over all running/idle department...this even with the k&n air filter...bikes are relatively new to me, but with the service manual courtesy of google docs, i think i've got a hell of a learner bike...until this year, cars have meen my thing...mainly my '72 cutlass...crash course toyota mechanic...this winter i want to pull the bike apart to the frame and start cleaning and painting, do some over due maintnance such as timing chain and stator...