Since ownership, I've noticed under heavy breaking the front tends to want to chatter/hop a bit more than comfortable. I resorted to reading the manual, where I found factory/average suspension settings for both 'normal' and 'sport' riding positions. The settings are generic, but seeming as this bike is new I figured I would check each and be sure.
Everything checked out except the front preload settings. I found from the factory the 22mm preload hex was 13.5 turns counter clockwise from stop, where the manual says it should only be 2 turns out. The manual says to set the adjustment first by turning the 22mm hex all the way clockwise till stop, and then adjusting the setting by number of turns counter clockwise.
So, should this setting be 13.5 turn out as it was set by the factory? Or should it be 2 turns out as suggested from the manual?
Here are the directions, word for word. The last sentence is - WORD FOR WORD. Lets try and translate this to proper descriptive english.To change preload of the spring inside each fork leg, turn the hex. adjuster (2,fig.53) with a 22 mm hexagon wrench, starting from the folly open position (clockwise). From reference (A, fig. 53), every full turn clockwise corresponds to 1 mm of preload of the spring, up to a maximum of 15 mm, corresponding to 3 full turns.