The suspension is light years better (and this is after $1000 spent on 09 with Factory Connection)...it's a little harsh on chop but absorbs the big hit really well. Did notice a bit of twitchyness from the front end (couple clicks on the Scott's LS damping helped but did not completely eliminate it, will continue to play with set-up until sorted). Currently running 6.7 on rear and 0.50 up front. Got some 0.54s in the garage which should hold the front up a little better and provide a little more stability.
Also, this bikes ergos are smallish. I'm 6'2" 250lbs and already installed a KX High pro taper bar and GYT-R bar risers (10mm up and 5mm forward). I've installed Fastway pegs but cannot get them to the lowboy postion. This would help the ergos immensely but there is no easy way to accomplish this. If anyone has any thoughts I'd appreciate them. I'm thinking of building up material by welding and then milling them to match the current peg stop in the normal position (hard to explain here).
Oh, MX51 front tire is shit in typical Cali desert conditions. Got a 739FA in the garage waiting to go on. MX51 rear is brilliant.
Hit me up if you have any questions I didn't touch on.
More to come.
Oh, one other thing...I applied a set of Tech-Spec grip pads to the airbox (I had them custom made for the 09 and they fit the 12 as well). They look brilliant and work even better (allows your legs to grip bike without any effort at all)...I will not ride a bike without them and just wanted to let you know the 07-11 and 12/13 use the same airbox. If you want a set (and you do) contact Robbie at Tech-Spec. $45 well spent.
Edited by JDLowrance, February 24, 2013 - 03:34 PM.