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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 [...]

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

By |2020-04-16T12:47:55-07:00March 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 15nm/mm 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 [...]

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 [...]

DMT’s Yamaha Tracer GT preparation for the 2020 New Zealand tour

By |2020-01-30T21:07:51-08:00January 30th, 2020|Categories: Article, Free, How-To, servicing|Tags: , , , |

Getting DMT’s Yamaha Tracer GT ready for the 2020 ACC Shiny Side Up tour of New Zealand requires time, focus and task completion one job at a time! Two days makes perfect sense for the do it yourself project manager spreading tasks into manageable blocks of time allowing for such mandatory requirements as flat white coffee, [...]

Motorcycle Suspension Setup Demonstration

By |2019-08-30T10:38:28-07:00August 30th, 2019|Categories: All, How-To, Suspension, Video|Tags: , , , , |

Motorcycle Suspension Setup Demonstration Premium Video Trailer.  To watch the full video please upgrade and Go Premium. Dave goes through an entire suspension setup explaining each step as he goes along during a baseline setup for a rider on a 1290 Super Duke [...]

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 [...]

First Contact: 2019 Tuono V4 1100 Factory Review

By |2019-05-23T16:02:37-07:00May 20th, 2019|Categories: All, Reviews, Suspension, Tires, Video|Tags: , , , , , , |

Dave does a baseline suspension tune and ergo fit on a 20 minute old 2019 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory. What a world we live in. Simply incredible. Premium Video Trailer.  To watch the full video please Subscribe or Login. [...]

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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