Ya might wanna reduce preload on front springs if possible (shorter spring spacers) to get sag correct , schedule 40 abs works w/washers vs. cutting OEM spacers .
preload is all out. Shorter spacers will move the measurements and can help. But ultimately sag is based on spring rate. I donít mind changing springs. I actually have a fair number of springs from various race and track bikes. What I donít have is a spring dynamometer to get a baseline on the OEM springs. On bikes with handed adjustments, such as the V85, its very common to have asymmetric spring rates and often time length.
In normal times springs are 4-5 days out. Now??? Seems like everything is 2-3 weeks. Iím guessing, based on feel, that the installed springs are .95. But Iíd like to avoid guessing and having to do multiple swaps.
I guess Iíll have to either build a dynamometer or wing it. I know several companies sell kits. But they all use progressive rate springs, which I hate. And their rates are calculated using weight only. Which ignores several key factors. Geometry, sprung/unsprung weight, stiction etc.