I purchased my bike new on 27th August 2017. Had my first 300km ride today. I suffered terrible discomfort. Fingers and palms from vibrations and my backside was killing me. I had to make extra stops and raced home ahead of time. I'm 6ft and 95 kilo. Is my rear shock set up wrongly? What aftermarket shocks are available? And I'm clueless about the vibrations. I need help. I love the sound and brakes and look of this bike, and it demolishes tight twisty back roads. But I honestly can't use it like this. Feel exhausted and deflated right now. Please advise. Thanks
I've read that Shad Seat for gsr750 might fit. I will contact Shad about this. Going g for first service next week. Hope Suzuki might know what can be done with the shock. It might be set up for lighter riders? I will post back with update.
Post by AshesOfAnother on Sept 4, 2017 16:13:16 GMT -6
I turned my settings down from factory. My rear is at the mid slot and forks are at 2 i believe. It has a lot to do with your group as well. Hold the bike with your thighs, not your hands. Wear gloves. Check your your psi as well.
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Post by hansum-mane on Sept 4, 2017 18:20:00 GMT -6
It gets better when you break the seat in at least on the first gen bike. I dialed the forks down and even have lighter aftermarket bar weights but am at stock preload on rear. As long as you hold yourself up with your thighs and don't death grip the bars you shouldn't get too uncomfortable. Pretend you are holding a baby bird in each hand. I take a break about every hour and get off the bike to stretch.
I softened up the Rear suspension, can't remember how much, but I live right in the middle of Blue Ridge Parkway, so a ride from Home>Dragon>Cherohala Skyway or The Foothills Parkway, and back across the Blue Ridge Parkway is a regular thing, 300+ miles and since softening up the rear its been fairly comfortable for myself.