A little tip is to only plant one foot at a time. I have been riding tall bikes so long that I'm used to it. Simply slide your butt off to the side you want to plant one foot. Once you get used to that way of stopping it will come natural.
Please do some sag measurements and let us know what they are. I imagine with all that preload, the rebound valving will have to be stiffened a bit more. I have to say the OEM front "progressive dual rate spring" is amazing for what it is on the Super Tenere. Back in the 90's progressive fork springs were the rage in the desert. I really miss my XR600R!!
Ahh, I get it!! I had the same issue after I installed my raised dogbones.Yea, that's actually how I ride this bike in general. What I mean is the bike itself is higher than it was previously, so when I slide my butt a little thinking "I do this all the time", my brain has a quick disconnect when my foot doesn't hit terra firma as it expects it to.
I'm certain, like truck springs, there will be some settling over the next two weeks or so. I'm also certain that over the next two weeks or so I will also get back into the habit of knowing where it will sit at any given time, as well.Will it not settle down abit after some use ?
I'm around 240 lbs . without gear , probably around 250 lbs. with . Do you think this spring would be too stiff for me or should I be fine ? Bike always has bags and trunk that never come off and Altrider crash bars . Maybe I should go one step lighter spring or this one should be ok ?Sag measurements
1up plus luggage. 70.3mm
2up plus luggage. 60.3mm
Ok , thanks , probably 8.5 is a little better option for me .