Big guy on stock RC51. Looking for stiffer suspension for big guy.
I bought the bike that I've always wanted for myself this past christmas; it was an RC51. I had ever ridden before either. All of my friends told me to buy a smaller bike before the RC51 because it was a big bike and all that nonsense. I just told myself that I wouldnt allow myself to be a statistic; you know, the people that buy their first bike... they rev it up on their first ride, dump the clutch, and destroy their machine. I'm not out of the woods yet. Today was the first time on the Interstate. Still haven't taken my bike above 73mph. I'm such a wuss.
The reason for this post is as follows. Im a BiG Guy. I'm 6'4" tall and weigh 278 Lbs. I weigh around 3/5 the weight of my bike. I dont have much of a problem with the suspension although i have the front shocks adjusted to the stiffest setting yet i haven't even tried to adjust the rear. I need to know what replacement springs, oil viscosity, or any suspension upgrades that I should do so that I can have the ride quality of an average sized man. Like I said before, I'm completely new to riding although it's somthing that I've wanted to do since i could walk.
If you have the time, please let me know what suspension upgrades i should make for a person of my stature.... 6'4" @ 278 lbs. Also, is there a way to slide the seat back on a Honda RC51? Or do they make aftermarket seats so that a tall person can ride and possibly crouch down behind the windscreen.
Chef Luis A. Pernia