Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Bedford, TX, USA
Newbie Needs a Starting Point
I have been playing with the adjustment on the rear shock of my '03 LT, and I cannot seem to find a good, intermediate setting for two-up riding. I am 6'2" and weigh 240#, the other rider is 120#. I have the stock shocks with 11,000 miles on them. I bottom out ever time I enter my driveway with sufficient speed to make it up the hill.
Could anyone give me any suggestions of where to start with adjustments at my weight? Does it sound like I need to do the "topping off" of the oil level that I have read about? Is the Ohlins an answer?
Additionally, I have new Metz 880's and I am curious what the board's recommendations on tire pressure is.
I await the flow of wisdom that I have come to expect and appreciate!
Thank you all in advance for your kind consideration and assistance.
2003 K1200LT- The Brown Buffalo
2000 VLX - The wife's
1999 Concours - Plum Crazy
1998 KX 250 + 4 others
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