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Hey guys. I am around 175 pounds and I was wondering what your guys suspension set up is. I only am going to be riding the street. Totally stock set up. Don't really plan on getting rid of the rotary set up in the back because I don't race. Just a casual rider... Also anyone have a good write up on the "+" mod and charge mod? I don't know if I will ever do the "+" mod if it requires hacking into the wiring a lot. The charge mod would probably be something I could do. I am not an electrical wizard. Thanks everyone. -Josh.
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Josh, Welcome to the Forum, if I haven't said that already.

I can't really offer any advice on suspension setup, because I replaced my rotary dampers years ago. They were simply too scary to deal with, even on the street. If you are okay with the Rotary, then someone will be along to give you some pointers I'm sure.

The Best write-up on the Charging Mod is the one contributed by D'Ecosse in the Frequent Mods Forum (link below). Even though many of the photo links don't work anymore, his write-up is very thorough and descriptive. Read through it and let us know if you have any questions afterwards. Ideally, the Headlight Relay Mod should also be implemented along with the Charging Mod. This combination will relieve the strain on the starter relay connector which is a common failure point. You will also have brighter headlights as a result.

Charging Mod -
Definitive Charging System Diagnostic & Upgrade Thread

Headlight Relay Mod -
Crappy Suzuki Wiring !

When these mods are done properly, there is no "hacking" involved, but it does require a little finesse to do an install that will be durable enough to stand the test of time.
 

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Even if you don't race but you just want a bike that goes round corners and doesn't behave like a rollerskate then I'd recommend you ditch the rotary damper.
Conversion to a conventional shock transforms a TLR. These days the cheapest, simplest option if the Hagon. All new parts with a mounting kit so there is no messing about.
If you don't mind selling a few internal organs to pay for it you can still find the Ohlins option but they are getting scarce.

WRT the + mod, I'd say instead just fit a lithium battery. Saves you a chunk of weight but the starting power is in a different league to regular lead/acid jobs. I'd recommend the Shorai which are admittedly expensive but the differences are easy to appreciate.
 

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Awesome thank you for the information. Do I need to do the charge mod in order to run a lithium battery?
 

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Nope. Stock charging system works fine. You can buy the dedicated chargers to go with the Shorais (for another bazillion squids) but so far I've found my old optimate does a good enough job if I need to keep the thing topped up.
 

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Fantastic thanks a lot man 👍. I bought a nice lithium battery charger for my ktm 450sxf and only used it once. So looks like today I will be ordering a lithium battery. I am also going to get a tinted wind shield and swingarm spools, some ngk plugs and whatever else I stumble across. Also going to get some led head light bulbs.
 

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I ordered the shorai like you recommended. It was $170 us dollars. I also got a quick turn throttle tube, swing arm spools, a motorcycle cover, brake pads front and rear, hi flow airfilter, ngk dual electrode plugs cr9ek. Still looking for led head light bulbs and a double bubble tinted wind screen and possibly a tire hugger to keep the sand from getting to the paint.
 
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