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suspention settings for the robust rider

Being a big 6 ft.,300 lbs, I would like to see how other big guys set their suspension up for comfort/safety?
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You are almost identical in size to me.

My understanding is the factory preload is #2, and pump rear shocks pressure to 10% of weight to be carried, ie #30 psi for a #300 rider.
This is a preliminary setting, adjust to your comfort.

Clymer manual says a #150 rider should have the preload at factory setting of #2 and atmospheric pressure in the shocks.

Maximum weight to be carried on the 750 is ~ #400, so if you are fully loaded set the preload to 3 or 4 (?) and pump it up to max of 43 psi cold.

Others may have more fine tuned directions.

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Thanks for the input --Am going to set this weekend and ride!
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