Preload pretty much stays the same; until your "starting" weight changes. ( I estimate each helmet = 200lb-ish, and luggage = 50-ish, max load is 450lb) Your rebound & dampening will change with your surface(s). And, that is the million dollar question. Best way to figure out your settings is to go out, ride, and make changes 'till you like the way she's riding. Go from hard to soft, and then +3 to -3. Making big changes at first will tell you if you're in the right area. When you get it close, then make smaller adjustment, 'till it's close to perfect. Obviously rough roads will have different compression & dampening than smooth roads. But, you preload is only weight specific, not road surface.. . . . How do you actively use the suspension? Do you ever change it? when? Is it an off road/on road thing? Just not sure how I should be taking full advantage. Also on the traction control. Same sort of questions
I'm a pavement princess, so I can't tell you a thing about TCS.