Finally took the 250 out with the new suspension. Previously, the tires were replaced with the Dunlop Unbeaten, which helped a lot, but the fork was still bottoming, and the shock would still give up after a couple laps.
The front has Racetech Springs and Emulator Valves, Preload at 41mm and the valves at four turns in. After the tires, best $350 that can be spent.
The rear is an Ohlins shock and spring, rebound and comression at 10 clicks each, preload is 45mm sag. A little pricey at around $750, but the install is easy and it removes any excuses I had for being slow.
Basically, we set it a little soft on preload to allow me some adjustment time from the stock stuff.
In the following video, Steve C follows in a cobbled together 95 250, Bridgestone tires, Racetech frontend, Elka shock. Steve is faster than I am, I still don't trust myself at turn-in and still don't have body position figured out, or the flexibility to do it right even if I knew how....
It was a great way to spend a Fathers day, there were 7 or 8 250's there with us, including a couple of the CBR's.