I recently purchased a 1290 Super Adventure. Seemed like I got a good deal, now maybe not so much. I took it out for a short test ride before I bought it (on perfectly paved roads...) Well, then I brought it home. I went to adjust the preload (on center stand) to take my wife for a ride. All it does is have the one little person on the dash blink. I tried disconnecting the preload electrical connector and riding around for a while. I tried disconnecting the battery, leaving it overnight and reconnecting the battery. Those were the things I saw on the forum. Anyway, so the thing rides pretty bad on rough roads. There is oil on the rear shock damping connector. The bike only has 8500miles. KTM Customer Support told me that the shock has already been inspected and it was fine, so I can go pound sand. The "local" dealer doesn't seem to have a clue. The next closest dealer is 3hrs away. I'm thinking about taking it there and seeing if they can get the preload working. Then maybe they can be convinced to submit a claim with KTM for the rear shock. If so, I would probably keep going with the stock suspension. If they start going down the road of throwing parts at it, I think I would rather just try and get a manual adjustment suspension. I talked with Konflict and they said they could retrofit some SAR shocks, but they didn't jump right on how much they wanted to do it. The guy I spoke with seemed pretty concerned about all the error codes. I really like everything else except for the suspension on this bike. Well, maybe the buffeting is terrible as well. The power is fantastic. I could live with some warning messages to get the bike the way it should be. My 990SMT handles the bumps way better. Has anyone on here swapped the suspension out for something better on a SAT? I have read Hoss1's stuff about making the suspension better, but I'm concerned that I should spend money to move forward, not spend money to wind up with the same issue some time down the road. Seems like KTM/WP really dropped the ball on this one.