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Riding with pillion: suspension settings.

(Also posted on i-bmw.com).

My wife has finally expressed a desire to ride with me. My question is what suspension settings should I start with of my non-ESA K13S? I found the default settings found in the manual work the best for me (13 clicks for pre-load and 2.5 turns for rebound). I am 6", 185# and she's 5'7", 160 lbs + gear and no luggage initially, what pre-load and rebound setting should we start with?

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You'll want the maximum preload then dial in the rebound until it no longer wallows in long sweeping corners. I wouldn't be too surprised if you find yourseft with the rebound maxed out and it still wallows especially if you've got a lot of miles on the shocks.


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