Monthly Archives: May 2018

Test Ride: 2018 Yamaha R6

By |2019-01-16T01:07:20-07:00May 31st, 2018|Categories: All, Reviews, Suspension, Tires, Video|Tags: , , , , |

Yamaha Champions Riding School brought some official Yamaha demo bikes out for test rides and we were lucky enough to snag the opportunity. Our second bike was the 2018 R6, which Dave Moss tested as only he can. Premium Video Trailer.  [...]

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AFM Round 3, Thunderhill Raceway Park, May 26 & 27, 2018

By |2019-01-16T01:08:44-07:00May 30th, 2018|Categories: All, Article, Free, Racing|Tags: , , , |

Freemium Article.  Enjoy.  To view Premium content, please Subscribe or Login. When you wake up at 2am Saturday morning with rain tapping your trailer roof repeatedly, you tend to feel a little bit disoriented. Wait:- this is California in May and I’m hearing rain? So much for the greatest job in the world – [...]

Ask Dave: Brake & Clutch Lever Shapes

By |2019-01-16T01:12:28-07:00May 29th, 2018|Categories: All, Free, How-To, Video|Tags: , , |

We see all sorts of sizes and shapes of these levers bike to bike, even side to side on the same bike. And then there's the whole aftermarket with shorty levers, etc blah etc. Dave explains what to look for in evaluating and adjusting what you have, and what to look for if you're shopping [...]

FasterClass: Ultimate Setting Sag Tutorial

By |2019-01-16T01:13:43-07:00May 24th, 2018|Categories: All, How-To, Suspension, Video|Tags: , , , |

We realize that no matter what we produce there will always be questions, and understandably so. But we did our darnedest to cover everything in this video. Premium Video Trailer.  To watch the full video please Subscribe or Login. [...]

Test Ride: 2018 Yamaha R1

By |2019-01-16T01:14:32-07:00May 22nd, 2018|Categories: All, Reviews, Suspension, Testing Program, Tires, Video|Tags: , , , |

Yamaha Champions Riding School brought some official Yamaha demo bikes out for test rides and we were lucky enough to snag the opportunity. We start with the 2018 R1 and test it Dave Moss style. Premium Video Trailer.  To watch the [...]

2 Clicks Out: Shock Static Sag

By |2019-01-16T01:16:25-07:00May 14th, 2018|Categories: All, Free, Suspension, Video|Tags: , , , |

Static or Free Sag is more critical for the rear of the bike than for the front because you're essentially sitting atop the shock. Here we present the full shock static sag spectrum; none, some, just right, and too much. Freemium Video.  Enjoy.  To view Premium content, please Subscribe or Login. [...]

2 Clicks Out: Shock Rebound Too Fast

By |2019-01-16T01:19:32-07:00May 9th, 2018|Categories: All, Suspension, Tires, Video|Tags: , , , |

When shock rebound is out of adjustment it is most commonly too fast, for 2 reasons. First, it seems the factory shock rebound settings of most bikes off the showroom floor is set too fast to begin with. Why? Nobody knows. Second, as the shock ages with mileage the oil thins which speeds up the [...]

Ask Dave: Geometry & Environment

By |2019-01-16T01:20:44-07:00May 7th, 2018|Categories: All, Free, Suspension, Video|Tags: , , , |

A street environment has different demands from a track environment. You can get a better ride by optimizing suspension setup and geometry for each. For example, track setups can be torture on the street, and street setups horribly inadequate (even dangerous) for the track. Freemium Video.  Enjoy.  To view Premium content, [...]

Contact Patch: Reading Slick Tires 1

By |2019-01-16T01:21:35-07:00May 2nd, 2018|Categories: All, How-To, Tires, Video|Tags: , , |

Many riders become track day junkies after enjoying their first few days at the track. The limitations of street tires, even hypersport tires, quickly becomes apparent and riders switch to slicks. And of course, club, semi pro, and pro racers all ride slicks. [...]

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