I, like many of you, am very interested in getting the most out of our somewhat featureless suspensions without changing hardware. We have rear preload and front fork height. Thats it. I spent the last few days reading and watching as much as I could to dial in a base setting that I could use as a launch point for myself. Dave Moss Tuning had excellent resources. The first stop for me was setting an appropriate sag front and rear. From DMT and others I gleaned that 35-45mm front and rear is a good setting for average use, 25-35 for track use, and anything under 25 or over 45 is borderline dangerous. At 190lbs I determined that setting 5 on the rear preload got me to 40mm sag. We're limited by having set preload levels on the castle nut, so thats as close as I could get to my 35mm sag goal. The front forks sat at 33mm without adjustment. I wanted to even the rear and front as much as possible and this is when I realized how much the fork height geometry really helps us budget suspension owners. The stock forks come set at 6mm from tree to cap. By increasing that gap to 10mm, I was able to effectively shift the weight forward and even my sag out to 35mm/35mm front and rear with 2-3mm given or taken with a tape measure. Next I'll be measuring out the gap between my average "bottom" on the front forks while riding with the actual mechanical bottom-out of the forks. DMT recommends a 20-30mm gap. This measurement will inform me of whether or not I need to move to a heavier fork oil from our stock 10wt. I'll post my results and pictures at a later time if anyone is interested.