Almost every aspect of the 950 is discussed in depth on this great forum. I'm amazed how (relatively) little is written about the suspension and especially setting it up to personal preference and use. After crashing my first 04 950 to a totall loss a few months ago I had to buy a new one. I could lay my hands on the very last Orange 03 950 S in the Netherlands. Still the best looking IMHO . Didn't dare to buy this high monster coming straight off an LC4 motard the first time but I did the second time around... The 950s WP components are about the best available for this type of bike and sort of a candy store for fine tuning with its almost infinite adjustability. Straight from the dealer I think the 950 S is not nearly as good as the low version on the road. But I kind of expected that. It's clearly heavier and slower steering and it swims & moves in its suspension much more. The longer and softer suspension doesn't really tells what's going with the tires either and high speed stability is only so so. The S is quite a long way from the confidence inspiring and planted feel of the low bike... So some major league suspension tweaking was needed here! I've done nearly 2000 mls. on this bike now and almost worn down a srewdriver and 2 wrenches from all the different setups I've tried. But - no suprise I guess - huge improvements can be made here. Step by step with only small changes each time. Some suggestions from Sommer were a big help too! It's amazing how much more sensitive and very different the S bike responds to changes compared to the low bike. On the stock setup from the manual the S seems to be too soft at front and too hard at the rear. There too much sag and dive from the forks while there too little sag at the rear making it jumpy and harsh for my weight. Levelling this out immediately improved the bikes' stability and general ride quality & feel with a big step. So after a lot of trying and testing this is my current setup. I'm 182 cm / 5.5 ft and 85 KG / 187 lbs. All settings are related to the stock setup from the manual. FORKS: Preload: + 2 turns Compression: + 4 clicks Rebound: + 2 clicks SHOCK: Preload: - 1.5 turns Compres. Low: + 4 clicks Compres. High: stock (1.5 turns) Rebound: + 5 clicks The bike is transformed compared to stock and about equal to a low bike for street riding now. The higher C of G of the S remains unchanged and present though. This can't be changed with the suspension setup. Jumps, wheelies and bad roads are better though! So are it's looks... .