Newbie suspension help
Let me preface this by saying that my new (to me) '05 10r is the first motorcycle that I've ever owned. That being said, I've been lurking motorcycle forums, working on a kz650 restore, and assisting friends with minor work. I do understand most of what I'm reading about when I find information, but I don't always find specifically what I need.
I will be doing the majority of my riding in a straight line at 55-80mph. I am NOT an aggressive rider, I bought the 10r because I know I will never be able to outride its performance. I live in Michigan where the best of roads have fairly large "buckles" perpendicular to the direction of travel. I am 5'10 195lbs. TO the best of my knowledge, all suspension parts are factory stock. I have about 200 miles (laughable, I know) under my belt on this bike, and another 400 on a cbr600 F4I.
So on to possibly irritating newbie questions:
1) What and how can I adjust my suspension so I stop getting airborne in traffic?
2) What tips can the experienced owners offer to help me set my own suspension to a safe/enjoyable feel?
3) I find myself about 1-1.5" short in the inseam to place feet firmly without getting overly fresh with the tank. Do I risk boogering up a perfectly good seat with an amateur attempt at shaving, or risk ruining suspension geometry by lowering the actual bike?
4) Is there anything AT ALL in the suspension that can help with massive amounts of drifting in crosswinds/truck drafts? These are elements I must deal with on every ride with the wide open fields and massive trucking lane on my commute. I have had some serious pucker moments coming out from beside a truck to immediately be blown over the rumble strips on the other side.
Apologies for the long winded questions, but none of the people I get to see in person ride sportbikes, and I feel like there's a wealth of knowledge here if the right questions are asked.