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Hi, what do people have their rear suspension set to on their GT 200s? I've had mine for 18 months now and I haven't touched it... Regularly carry passengers and was wondering if I'm missing out on something...

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I've tried all three settings on my ET4. I like setting 2 for me, but it's your preference. How do you usually ride (solo or 2 up)? How much do you weigh? What kind of driving do you typically do (city, country)?

Best thing to do is experiment with each setting and see what suits you best.
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Isn't there 4 settings on the ET4?

I almost always ride on #2, being the second softest. Even when riding two up, i keep it on 2 unless I'm taking a long trip at higher speeds. I find that this setting is a good mix for comfort and handling. For me, on #3, my tuchas can feel every bump in the road. Crying or Very sad emoticon
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im fat & like my shocked on the highest/tightest setting
would not mind getting the set of bitubo's for the rear next
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I'm about 6'1"/185 lbs and have played around with various settings and settled on '2'. If I was going more than a few miles two-up I'd go to '3'. The highest setting '4' would be reserved for going up into the hills two-up and with a load.

For me the '3' setting is a bit too hard in the rear (so to speak) and the the bike begins to feel unbalanced in curves, what with the front still being kinda mushy. A smaller and lighter person would probably be happy with setting '1' for everyday use, '2' if they want a tighter ride.
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It took many motorcycle-riding years for this to sink in. Rear suspension pre-load settings adjust the bike's ride height to compensate for rider and gear weight. To high for the load and your steering quickens.

Hope this helps a little.
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