After a number of improvements on a new '16, I'm trying to refine my suspension performance. I have front (34 psi)/rear (32 psi) mefo explorers, Eagle Mike fork brace, Cogent complete front fork upgrade (springs, damper cartridges and adjustable caps) and rear Moab shock. I've also adjusted the steering stem according to Patman's process.
Measurements with daily ride setup - me and no other load/equipment
Front Rider Sag - 2 1/8" with caps fully backed out (1.5" mid-way)
Rear Rider Sag - 3 1/2"
I'd like to get close to a balanced reference base where I can then make adjustments and tune to best ride for me.
The current ride feels loose in the front, maybe described as light and overly sensitive, floating or skimming on top of water. For instance, just giving a slight lean as if taking a long weave from right to left in the lane, it doesn't track the direction, the steering slightly hops left with a loose feel. In the rear, taking curves, even conservatively (30* around 35 mph) sometimes feels like it is slipping outwards.
It's mostly the front that will cause a turtle head.
*I have not adjusted damping on the rear shock, set at 14 clicks as shipped by Cogent.*
So the Cogent install guide recommends 70mm - 80mm rear sag (2 3/4" - 3 1/8") but I've also seen other info getting rear sag closer to 2.5".
Is getting front/rear sag to 2.5" a recommended goal? Front slightly less sag?
Next, in layman's terms, what is the general "feel" with increased damping/decreased damping? Due to time of year I'm essentially 100% pavement so my goal is feeling grounded, stable and low heart rate. I live in the CO mountains and even our city roads are twisting, so I'm trying to get the most glued to the road ride.
I appreciate the wisdom anyone can share!