I have made it well known that I am struggling with the suspension setup on the new R1. I have no front end feel, and the ride height is extremely high.
I have been to one trackside tuner to get the initial sag and setting into the bike. Still not happy with the results.
I received phone support from another race team that gave me some baseline settings and that improved the bike but the stock valving and spring rate for me just needed to be updated.
I am 5'9" and weigh 195ish without gear. I ended up going to Dan Kyle Racing and ordered Ohlins 30mm NIX cartridges, and a TTX GP rear shock (Came in the mail today
I usually like my bike a little under-sprung when using Ohlins on my previous R1's at .90.
The stock R1 comes with .90 spring rates and it is waay too soft for me.
Dan Kyle explained that this R1 is setup so differently than previous years that you cannot use those old values due to the weight distribution difference on the new model.
He talked me into 10.5 spring rate for the bike which is super scary as that seems way too stiff. I trusted him as I think most would agree that he is one of the most reputable suspension guys in the US.
So, I am starting this thread to post my stock settings (which werent good IMO) and now I will continue to update as I get the Ohlins stuff installed and start tweaking. My first trackday on the bike is scheduled April 24th 2016 at Fontana (Auto Club Speedway) my favorite track.
I will be running Michelin Evo slicks (190) with the new suspension.