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Capit tire warmers

By |2019-01-15T06:58:34-07:00November 28th, 2018|Categories: All, Article, Free, Reviews, Testing Program|Tags: , , , |

Capit Suprema Spina Tire Warmers Home site: https://www.capit.it/en/ USA site: https://www.tawperformance.com/ Tire warmers are only as good as their power supply. Easy....... take a second to think that through....... That is by far the first and most important facet of this type of product. If you have 5 devices running off one thin extension cord, the [...]

How To: Capit Tire Warmers

By |2019-01-15T06:59:35-07:00November 26th, 2018|Categories: All, Free, How-To, Reviews, Tires, Video|Tags: , , , |

T.A.W. Performance sent us a set of Capit tire warmers, their Suprema Spina model, to work with. We begin by using them as the foundation for this Tire Warmers 101 video. Freemium Video.  Enjoy.  To view Premium content, please Subscribe or Login. Want to see the full [...]

CurbEater fork and shock oil heater test #2

By |2019-01-15T07:22:36-07:00September 24th, 2018|Categories: All, Article, Free, Reviews|Tags: , , , |

September 9th, Thunderhill, California   Ambient temperature: 60F Fork Temperature 65F (effect of the morning sun) Shock temperature 58F   Session #1 at 0900 with no heating elements applied: Fork performance was normal in exaggerating bumps with the tire tracking harshly over sharp edged bumps for the first 3 laps, then the fork oil started to [...]

CurbEater suspension preheating equipment

By |2019-01-15T07:24:56-07:00September 18th, 2018|Categories: All, Article, Free, Reviews, Testing Program|Tags: , , |

Curbeater Test, Thunderhill Raceway Park: September 16th, 2018     Weather: 82F ambient high, 125F track high     Bike used: 2009 Yamaha R6/450 AFM ‘A’ race bike Ohlins 30mm NIX cartridges, Ohlins oil at 22 hours of track time Ohlins GP TTX rear shock, Ohlins oil at 22 hours track time         [...]

Tire Testing: Bridgestone R11

By |2019-01-15T07:25:58-07:00September 18th, 2018|Categories: All, Reviews, Suspension, Tires, Video|Tags: , , , |

Dave flogged the new Bridgestone R11 all day long, to within a pound of it's life. Pressures went up, pressures went down. Geometry tipped, and then tipped some more. Braking lines got fat, and then in shape. Cats and dogs living together... mass grip area. [...]

Test Ride: Panigale V4 Base Model

By |2019-01-15T07:29:24-07:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: All, Free, Reviews, Suspension, Testing Program, Tires, Video|Tags: , , , |

A kind gentleman allowed Dave to test ride his new base model Ducati Panigale V4. Dave evaluates the bike's braking, cornering, and acceleration, and concludes with some suspension direction. Freemium Video.  Enjoy.  To view Premium content, please Subscribe or Login. Want to see the full video? [...]

2018 Hypermotard 939 SP Suspension Eval

By |2019-01-15T07:48:58-07:00July 26th, 2018|Categories: All, Reviews, Suspension, Video|Tags: , , , |

Dave climbs (literally) aboard the 2018 Ducati Hypermotard 939 SP to see how it fits him, and then evaluates the suspension components & settings with 3 rider weight categories in mind. Premium Video Trailer.  To watch the full video please Subscribe [...]

2018 Diavel Carbon Suspension Eval

By |2019-01-16T00:49:11-07:00July 16th, 2018|Categories: All, Reviews, Suspension, Video|Tags: , , , , |

Dave evaluates the stock suspension components and settings on the 2018 Ducati Diavel Carbon, complete with recommendations for 3 weight categories, and how the bike fits him personally, or he fits the bike. Premium Video Trailer.  To watch the full video [...]

2018 Panigale V4S Suspension Eval

By |2019-01-16T00:55:53-07:00July 6th, 2018|Categories: All, Reviews, Suspension, Video|Tags: , , , , |

Dave evaluates the showroom suspension setup of the new 2018 Ducati Panigale V4S. While the hydraulics are adjusted electronically, the preload remains manual. He suggests settings for 3 weight categories in both dynamic and fixed modes. He also examines how the bike fits him. Finally, we toss in The Editor's Rant. [...]

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