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I keep mine in Track Mode, the throttle set to Sport mode as I have the quick-turn throttle installed, Slip Control set at 4 or 5, and I turn off Wheelie Control. The stock position for the forks is on the second line; mine is on the fourth line. I installed the stiffer WP springs in the forks and on the shock, and I also had the suspension shim stacks custom adjusted by a great suspension shop where I live in Japan.
Few questions for you -
  1. Do you ride at the track, street or both?
  2. How much do you weigh without gear?
  3. What did the shim stack adjustment do for you?
  4. Did you choose the quick turn throttle over just track throttle for a specific reason? If so, what was it?
My 890 will become a track bike and after some, let’s say, difficult experiences at the track over the last couple years. I want to start tweaking this bike over time to get faster, but also more comfortable.
 

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My answers to the above questions.
1. I ride both street and track. I would say, I mostly do track riding. The cops are getting aggressive these days in Japan. I also have a 2021 Super Duke R and a 2012 690 Duke European Cup (rare), which is my track-only bike.
2. I weigh 170 now, but when I changed the springs, I weighed around 210! I've been trying to get into a healthier lifestyle these days, and it's working out great.
3. I would say the compression side had the most improvement. My laps times are so much better now. Between the bike and my health improvements, I'm doing much better.
4. The quick-turn throttle is perfect. Overall, the bike seems easier to maintain small throttle openings down low, and how easier to go to full throttle going on the straightaway.
If you have any other questions, let me know.
Congrats on losing the weight! That’sa lot to lose. Good for you. I probably weight around 220 without gear and could stand to get down to 200lbs. Losing weight is “free” HP and has the benefit of better quality of life.

Thanks for the responses. I’m very curious about the quick turn, but I don’t know if it’s worth the $300 or so that it costs. Probably getting the suspension sorted out first will yield better results - and that would be money better spent first.

I’m in the US, but was wondering if the folks that worked your suspension are WP authorized? Just wondering if I do find a WP authorized shop here, if there’s a baseline shim stack recommendation for 210-220lbs range person that all WP shops will start with/ use.
 
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