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Aligning Motorcycle Fork Legs Properly After Mounting The Front Wheel

By |2020-07-27T07:03:36-07:00July 27th, 2020|Categories: All, Free, How-To, servicing, Video|Tags: , , , |

Aligning Motorcycle Fork Legs Properly After Mounting The Front Wheel Freemium Video.  Enjoy.  To view Premium content, please subscribe. It is very easy to install or mount the front wheel of your motorcycle crooked. It all has to do with getting the fork legs straight based on which fork leg is "captive" [...]

Eirik Skjaveland, Yamaha MT07 chassis and suspension upgrading process

By |2020-05-18T09:53:05-07:00May 18th, 2020|Categories: All, Article, Free, How-To, Suspension, Testing Program|Tags: , , , , , , |

Freemium Article.  Enjoy.  To view Premium content, please Subscribe or Login. UPGRADING THE SUSPENSION ON A YAMAHA MT/FZ07 – SUMMARY For a solo rider with a net body weight of around 90 kg (200 lb.) and a ready to ride weight of around 100 kg (220 lb.), I would suggest the following settings for [...]

Yamaha FZ-07 / MT-07 Fatal Flaw and How To Fix It

By |2020-05-19T16:56:36-07:00February 20th, 2020|Categories: All, Free, servicing, Suspension, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Yamaha FZ-07 / MT-07 Fatal Flaw and How To Fix It Freemium Video.  Enjoy.  To view Premium content, please subscribe. The engineering of the Yamaha MT-07 / FZ-07 forks is seriously flawed resulting in no static sag. Dave explains the how & why of it. Luckily the fix is easy, which Dave [...]

The Long Haul – Cromwell to Nelson via Arthur’s Pass and the Buller Gorge

By |2020-02-16T16:49:44-08:00February 16th, 2020|Categories: Article, How-To, Suspension, Testing Program, Tires|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Premium Article Excerpt. To read the full article please Subscribe or Login. More testing with suspension, geometry and tyre pressures on yet another long haul ride from Cromwell to Nelson over Arthur's Pass and via the Buller Gorge. As the forecast was much warmer weather, this was a great opportunity to acquire [...]

The Long Haul: 1,1000kms ride from Nelson to Invercargill in 12.5 hours

By |2020-03-24T17:09:25-07:00February 14th, 2020|Categories: Article, Reviews, Suspension, Testing Program|Tags: , , , , , , |

Premium Article Excerpt. To read the full article please Subscribe or Login. Given the forecast or torrential rain in The Southlands, I decided to make the trip from Nelson to Invercargill in one go. Not the longest ride I have done but certainly one of the more physical and mental stress tests [...]

Hydrolocking Motorcycle Forks

By |2020-01-20T09:24:22-08:00January 20th, 2020|Categories: All, Free, servicing, Suspension, Video|Tags: , , , , , , |

Hydrolocking Motorcycle Forks Freemium Video.  Enjoy.  To view Premium content, please subscribe. Hydrolock, short for "hydrostatic lock," is usually associated with water getting into an engine cylinder and seizing the engine. In motorcycling it occurs when fork oil stops the forks from moving.

Motorcycle Suspension Adjusters: What Why Where and How

By |2019-09-20T00:33:51-07:00September 20th, 2019|Categories: All, Free, How-To, Suspension, Video|Tags: , , , , , |

Motorcycle Suspension Adjusters: What Why Where and How Freemium Video.  Enjoy.  To view Premium content, please subscribe. We go through both shock and fork preload, rebound, and compression adjusters explaining where they are, how to adjust them, and what effect they have on a motorcycle.

Öhlins Race Trailer Tour

By |2019-08-13T18:40:12-07:00August 13th, 2019|Categories: All, Racing, servicing, Suspension, Video|Tags: , , , , , , |

Ohlins Race Trailer Tour Freemium Video.  Enjoy.  To view Premium content, please subscribe. Ohlins fields a race support trailer at all MotoAmerica road racing events. Unfortunately nobody in the US cares much about racing, oblivious to the fact that racing is entirely responsible for the excellent motorcycles available for purchase, from 300's [...]

2019 Roseville Powersports DMT ZX6R break in day

By |2019-05-30T20:44:07-07:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: All, Article, Free, How-To, Testing Program|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Freemium Article.  Enjoy.  To view Premium content, please Subscribe or Login. Thanks to BBJK’s  Jesse Koeller, the bike was stripped down to THE bare essentials. Bodywork was put into bubble wrap, other parts put into zip lock bags with labels and I was left with a tank to hold fuel, a seat to put [...]

How-To: Motorcycle Fork Valving

By |2019-05-23T16:05:10-07:00May 15th, 2019|Categories: All, How-To, Suspension, Video|Tags: , , , , |

Dave performs the teardown portion of a fork service which involves removing the cartridge from the fork leg, then the rebound and compression assemblies from the cartridge, then the pistons and shims from the assemblies. Well, the pistons and shims ARE the assemblies, and perform the function commonly called "valving." [...]

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