First off I am not a very good jumper so this is also asking for some technique advice, it seems the 650R is very sensitive to maintaining a neutral throttle and or be accelerating right as she comes off the face of the jump, otherwise it nosedives and gets a little hairy. Bike does like ot get some distance though! I am talking less than 3 feet of air underneath the tires. I am thinking perhaps increasing the damping/preload int he front as I am guessing the front is diving alot with a lifted throttle and that is causing the nosedive? Maybe I need to stop letting off the gas a hair as I come over the face? On a positive note...holy crap can this thing climb some hills! We have a couple fairly steep ones that you better have some momentum starting out or a fantastic rear tire and it will start from the very bottom and be accelerating up...I love it.