Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Woodside, California
Rep Power: 1
Okay, an update. New 0.9 springs in front, rebuilt by Catalyst Reaction. He did not change the valving, and thought it felt okay. Did some windy roads after work and although the front is an improvement, the bike just does not feel right. Hard to put my finger on it. But both my cx500 and my new Zero just feel easier to ride, and I feel I can ride faster, easier on those bikes.
I just increased my sag (cut the spacer), lowered the front tubes on the triple tree by 20mm, and got rid of the handlebar risers this morning... just experimenting...
A somewhat separate question: would a power commander help with smoother throttle roll on, or is this just my crappy technique? I suppose if I hit at the right entry speed I could get on the throttle sooner, but yeah, cracking open the throttle to just get maintenance throttle through a turn feels like I'm upsetting the suspension. The 919 is the most powerful bike I've ridden so maybe that's part of the deal?