Yesterday I pushed the 990 out and went for fuel and groceries. Once, back to the shed, I fiddled the rebound settings a little. I've ignored the suspension settings for a long time. They were good enough as they were for droning along, but not for fun. I had noticed when I rode out to Colorado and back the rebound needed looking after, but was focused on burning miles. So, notebook out, checked where I had them. Cranked the rear shock closed then opened back up to my new setting. Same at the front. From here I'll move them either 5 or 3 clicks in the direction I figure they need to go, depending on feel. After that two then one. The thing about the rear of the KTM is the spring feels very stiff. Or at OEM set up there is far too much compression damping. I'm thinking that is it. The mismatch to the forks softer setting make it hard to find a balance for me. I'm still messing with that side of things. I've had both ends revalved, the rear specifically for less compression damping. All the expert professional wisdom say the springs at both ends are right. That leaves it to damping settings and internal setup. So, for winter I'll fiddle it a bit. What I've done in the past is ride out to the dry lake for a long day of testing and fiddling. Notebook, screwdriver and seat of the pants are the tools. So, that is it. Both ends have new settings for rebound. I think I'll look at the rear compression today. Maybe do a little test riding on the street. Not really hard to feel since I just ride it over a course of dips and bumps, with a few turns for direction change. No need for elevated speeds, just looking for a firm base. In a small garage, this means the bike sits outside to have room enough to get my old creaky self down on the ground to get at the rear rebound. Of course up front the compression is on the ground, where I have to lay down on my back to get my bifocals where I can see.