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The Long Haul: return to KSS to install and test V2 of the Nitron prototype Tracer GT shock

By |2020-03-24T17:18:01-07:00March 24th, 2020|Categories: Article, Free, How-To, Suspension, Testing Program|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Freemium Article.  Enjoy.  To view Premium content, please Subscribe or Login. With version 2 of the Nitron shock prepared by KSS being ready, I rode to New Plymouth to install the new shock. Valving was changed as was the needle taper and a 1,500kg spring was installed with 12mm of preload. Front pressure was [...]

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 [...]

Nitron protoype R2 for the Tracer GT

By |2020-02-05T12:16:07-08:00January 30th, 2020|Categories: Article, How-To, Reviews, Suspension, Testing Program|Tags: , , , , |

Premium Article Excerpt. To read the full article please Subscribe or Login. The OEM shock on the GT Tracer was not going to last forever and with a guesstimate of around 10,000kms - the rear tire wear showed it was time to retire.  Thanks to Nitron in providing a prototype shock built [...]

2 Clicks Out: Yamaha FZ6 Suspension Setup

By |2019-05-22T17:16:51-07:00May 22nd, 2019|Categories: 2 clicks out, All, Suspension, Tires, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Yamaha FZ6 suspension is typical of that found on most budget entry level motorcycles. Dave shows how to get the most performance out of these basic suspension bikes. Premium Video Trailer.  To watch the full video please Subscribe or Login. [...]

2018 Yamaha Tracer 900 GT, New Zealand

By |2019-03-19T20:41:10-07:00January 30th, 2019|Categories: All, Article, How-To, Testing Program|Tags: , , , , , , |

Premium Article Excerpt. To read the full article please Subscribe or Login. Whenever we acquire a new motorcycle, the first choice should not be to take that ride to see what it will do. The first choice should be setting the bike up correctly for YOU by going through the protocol contained [...]

Motorcycle Shock Length

By |2019-01-15T07:52:37-08:00July 18th, 2018|Categories: All, Free, Suspension, Video|Tags: , , , |

Altering motorcycle shock length is often called "rear ride height adjustment." Most stock shocks are not adjustable for shock length. Some are. Why? And why should you care? Freemium Video.  Enjoy.  To view Premium content, please Subscribe or Login. Want to see the full video? Get [...]

Ask Dave: Geometry & Environment

By |2019-01-16T01:20:44-08:00May 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, [...]

Ask Dave: Front End Geometry

By |2019-01-17T01:59:54-08:00April 1st, 2018|Categories: All, Free, Suspension, Video|Tags: , , , |

We turn now to a review of the Bridgestone family of sport tires. It's a picture perfect family, all members beautiful, talented, and intelligent. Freemium Video.  Enjoy.  To view Premium content, please Subscribe or Login. Want to see the full video? Get Dave Moss [...]