Guest bmidd Posted March 30, 2015 Share Posted March 30, 2015 Just arrived home from the shop and can give you a few pics and quick first impression. Every bit of the harshness is gone. The best way to describe it is that it feels the way a properly set up spoorts car rides, plush over bumps and irregularities and pretty responsive in the turns. I will be tweaking on it from time to time to get the feel how I want it. Martin said they increased the rake from 24° to 25° coming from the FZ to FJ-09, which causes a bit slower steering. Tonight after I get it cleaned up I will add a turn or two on the ride height adjustment on the Penske(1 full turn ==1.5mm increase/decrease) and see if I can get the ass up a bit and if that doesn't do enough then I will raise the forks 5-10mm. It is amazing how much two clicks on the compression reservoir makes. They set my sag and pretty much left all settings in the middle so I can tailor them to my riding style. I'll concentrate on the middle to exit of the corner turning first with the height adjustment before I start messing with preload too much, it feels really nice where it sits. The only negative thing I have to say is the way the reservoir is mounted, it just looks cheap and tacky, but that isn't really their fault. There truly isn't anywhere to mount this thing, the tail is different than the FZ and there just isn't any room to hide it. In the coming weeks I will work on a better mounting solution most likely near the passenger footpeg. Please excuse the dirt, it was raining when I dropped it off and I need to clean it tonight before I go put some miles on it this week. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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