went riding at the track today for the first time with this bike. It was fun riding it but the forks and rear shock felt pretty stiff to me. All the settings were stock (on the forks and shock). i noticed when doing this big triple jump(90ft)that when I landed it felt stiff in the forks when I landed. I could feel the harshness in the handle bars. Later on in the day I went out 2 clicks on the fork compression to 15 out and 2 clicks out on the rebound to 12 out. I wound up going 3 more clicks out on the low compression on the shock to where it is 11 clicks out. The rebound i went to 16 clicks out (just 2 more out from stock). On the high compression I went 1/6 more turn out to try and to get the shock to sink a little more. I was running the stock race sag which was on my bike and it was 102mm with 38mm static sag. the only thing I didnt like about the rear shock was that it seemed that it wasnt giving any around turns and made the bike feel that it wasnt squating enough for me around turns. But i got to thinking that if I lowered my race sag down (to say) 98mm to 100mm "wouldnt that make the spring stiffer", for what I'M want the rear shock to do(squat or give more when going around turns)? I dont know!......maybe it is just me or The all the suspension's is just stiff for this bike to accomodate heavier riders. I weigh 197lbs with all my gaer on and 174lbs in just underwear. I rode today about 1 hour and half (actual riding time) so i guess the bike is ready to be raced now. First race is the second weekend in march. I will try to ride it again one more time before that but we are going to get some bad weather this week and this next coming weekend so I guess it will be the weekend of the race before I can ride it again. Oh! one other thing about the power. It was throttle sensitive and i put more play in the throttle cable. I know around turns if you werent all the way up on the tank the bike wanted to rare up with ya. I found it sorta hard to get it to stay in the ruts and to go around turns. May be it was because of the stiff forks and rear shock and the tubes flush with the top clamp or the combanation of both. After the third time out and when I came back in and let the forks cool a bit i bled the forks and to my surprise no air came out (bike was on the stand). One other thing I want to mention was that I had the power tuner there with me but I like the power the way it was stock. It seemed to do well with my FMF 4.1 full exhaust. If there was anything I would like to change about the power(by the way it was coming in) would be to somehow change that first initial hit some how. Not that is was too much or uncontrolable, it just seemed to me it made the bike want to rare up. Maybe I just needed to sit futher up on the tank cause, they were times I would catch myself going around turns and be in the middle of the seat or just slightly to the rear. It seemed to be hard to hold on to when you opened it up, "let me tell ya" It would throw ya to the back of the seat if you didnt have a good hold to the bars. Overall it was fun to ride and it was easy to do jumps with it cause of all the power it had but the forks a suspension just need to be a little more plush(or softer) for my likeings. May just need to turn the clickers alot more out to get the results I want.