shadowhawk Posted March 27, 2016 Share Posted March 27, 2016 For the past 6 years I have been riding a 2006 Vstar 650 Classic, It's pretty much the only bike I have owned besides my starter bike which was a 2009 Honda Rebel which I traded off for the Vstar. Suspension was never anything I worried about or even discussed because a cruiser isn't really something where different suspensions and suspension settings are a big deal except for comfort. But switching to an adventure style bike such as the FJ-09 I am finding that there is whole new world out there. One aspect of this world that is totally alien to me is suspensions. I notice that many people change out their suspensions and do a lot of tweaking and tuning their suspensions. Why is that? Is it a comfort thing looking for a nice cushy ride? Or is it a handling thing where the bike handles better going around corners at high speeds and stuff. I mean when I bought my FJ-09 the first thing I did when I got home was put the rear shock on the softest setting hoping to get a little less seat hight because I have really short legs and it sucks feeling if there is a pothole or uneven ground when I put my foot down i'm screwed. Other than that I dont know jack shite about suspensions. Can somebody explain what this is all about? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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