Scotty, I am about your size and owned the same bike. Set the laded sag in the rear to about 30mm run lower compression settings and keep foing faster on rebound untill the bike feels a little "Loose" then go a couple 3 clicks slower. I am a dirt bike guy too and the suspension was the big let down on that bike for me. I went to the 900 and went nuts on the suspension. It is sooo sweet.