Some tips for tall and heavy riders: I'm 1.91 mts, 120 kgms. The stock settings in suspension and seat are not good in the FJ-09; so with the guidance of a bikers shop technician, we experimented first at position 1 of the Spring pre-load (default is 4), and then on the minimum (softer) rebound damping setting; I felt my body position was not good, and I was more at floor level, when driving on road on these initial settings. Then, leaving the rebound setting on soft, and going to position 6 of the spring pre-load... the world view changed indeed, when driving. Taller position, legs are not that bent, and I could feel how I better maneuvered the bike. We adjusted front forks as well to have it softer. Seat position was modified to be on the higher mark. The technician mentioned that manual indications on tire pressure were to high: we changed 46 to 32 (rear), 36 to 31 (front). This contributed on softer bouncing .. yet you can slightly feel how the motor does a little bit more effort with these lower pressures. So all these adjustments in general, yield in improvement... not huge but important, specially on the body driving position. For a 1.91 mts person, I could feel the difference.
Last Edit: Jul 23, 2017 16:32:50 GMT -7 by alquimista
I am 6' 260 lbs. I'm more of a sport touring rider than a racer wannabe. I found the rear shock to be under sprung, so I moved up two notches on both the spring and the damping. The front shock seemed o.k. to me.
I no expert on this but my impression is the rear shock is more effected by your weight (and the weight of whatever you have with you) while the front shock seems to be more effected by the way you ride (if you are more aggressive with the brakes you will want a stiffer front end).
I say sag schmag. If you are heavier than the average Japanese man, don't worry about it. The bike can handle almost 400 lbs. Just jack up the rear and off you go....
Last Edit: Nov 18, 2018 9:16:42 GMT -7 by tracerben