Are you sure the stock suspension linkages are there? Maybe the bike was also lowered in the back, which would explain why it's so hard to turn in and why there is so little weight on the front under acceleration.
Yeah, definitely not lowered at the back. Anyway I thought I made a post here yesterday but I don't see it
so i'l write again.
Yesterday I jacked up the SV and checked the head and wheel bearings. Everything is smooth and solid.
So then I started to doubt my suspension settings. I got it checked at Hyperpro 2 years ago but I went without making an appointment, so the guy literally only spent 1 minute making sure it was balanced front/back. Didn't touch preload or anything.
Decided I would check myself, so checked out some Dave Moss suspension tutorials and got to work.
To my surprise, the front suspension was rock solid..! There was maybe 10mm of sag total with me on it. ��Wound down preload and compression all the way but unfortunately still only 15mm (should more like 30+). Guessing this spring is too stiff for my weight + no fairing.
So I then decided to drop down the forks again to put some more pressure on the front. I read on here many are even dropping it by as much as 5mm so decided to give that a try (total 11mm drop).
Rider sag was now 20mm (total sag 31mm), still a bit low, guess it will be fine with full gear and tankbag etc.
Rear sag was OK at 30mm total so left that, changed compression/rebound a bit and went for a ride.
Well, for the first time since I have it the bike is stable!
No longer that nervous front end.. such a difference.
Did have to tighten up the rebound both front and back; was very surprised how much the behavior was different after the oil in the suspension was warmed up. I guess it might need to be replaced ...
Not sure yet about compression damping. I've got the compression damping fully out now, but it's not bottoming out at all and still OK under full braking. Guess I'm good here?
Still not sure what to about getting a steering damper.. I'm a bit paranoid now that I remember it's supposed to be on the 1000.