The machine did surprise me. The first time after I cut the wire on the CA to get full power, I took it out. I blipped the throttle from dead stop and almost slid off the seat. I was surprised. Torque from dead stop is impressive. For a brief moment, I think the bomber feels like my 450 right off idle. I love the bike. The one thing about the DNM shock that also surpised me is I can feel each click of the rebound, noticably. It lets you know if your are too slow or too fast very easly. To bad my KTMs aren't that obviouse. Can't find any DNM recommendations for rider static sag so I am going to set the Rider static sag at 2.75" based on 10" rear wheel travel with the compression turned half way out on top of the shock. Then I can use the compression knob for fine tuning. I calculated this sag based on my dirt bike setup. I run between 4 and 4.25" rider static with 13" of total travel. I sprayed some Boeshield t-9 on my fork tubes and compressed the forks a couple of times. It was much smoother instantly. The weight doesn't bother me, I am used to riding and lifting 250-275+ pound dirt bikes around so the bombers 116 pounds feels light to me. I know what you are saying though with the rear wheel though, when I popped the lid of the shipping crate, I reached insided, grabbed the bomber and lifted up and out. The rear was heavier than I was expecting it to be. Bottom line, it was worth the wait. With the wire curt, my CA was preset set at 65 Amp draw and 70volts LVC respectively with set wheel at 2055. My battery fully charged is 81.6 volts, (still breaking in) and rated for 18ah). Thats like 1450-1470 WA. While im breaking in the battery, I am going to keep my discharge to around 1050 WA for margin of error and no top speed runs. Lots of people on this forum have posted the importance of breaking in Lipo/Lipo4. Seems like the more I learn about lipos and lipo4s, the less I know. I am really happy with bomber in stock trim. Before I got it, I had all of the plans to modify it such as venting the hub, lipo conversion to 18s 3p with 8300 mAH desire lipos, and increase the power output to 7.5 KW or 100 Amp @ 75 volts. Now I am not touching it. Its fine the way it is and I need to educate myself more about Lipos and electrical knowlege and theory in general before I screw around with my bomber.
Sounds like you have suspension all under control. I think I will wait for your recommendations as it sounds like you have some good experience in this field.
Very true about not needing to modify the bike. The batteries used in the Bomber (and Fighter) will put out nearly as much power as LiPo's and as only slightly heavier plus they are super safe. Pointless changing them. My Bomber came with Headway cells that are quite a bit heavier which was the man reason I went to LiPo.
Motor wise, 54xx motor is well within its limits at around 5kW. I run 10kW through mine without a problem even after 5000ml.
If you want more power, once the bike comes out of warranty, the existing controller can easily be modified and re programmed to add a few more kW. Cheap and easy to do and no need to replace the battery.