Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Perth, Australia
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Someone posted the other day that they were finding their ride harsh so they wound their preload up not down. Their feeling was that the suspension was bottoming out and needed more support. I had been getting those nasty jolts up the spine and was thinking to soften my suspension but that post made sense to me. So I turned my preload up to the max too. BIG improvement. No more jolts and the bike seems more planted. I'm 93kg so as the OP said, this suspension was designed for lightweights. I can see now why Boris says in his review that the only thing he would upgrade on a Valk is the suspension:
A couple of days ago, I turned is all the way up but it kept clicking after quite a number of turned way past 18.
Maybe it's my weight at around 250, but I can't really tell much difference. The ride is okay but seems the front wheel needs a little more softening. Overall, no complaints but not really seeing a cushy ride especially since roads here are pretty much crap.
I have found 12 clicks clockwise from soft to be the winner for me 38 psi front and rear (unless we are going to be riding the twisties then it's 14 total clicks clockwise) with gear I'm 200lbs
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