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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 [...]

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. [...]

Fixing Bad Motorcycle Handlebar Ergonomics

By |2019-05-23T16:06:33-07:00May 8th, 2019|Categories: All, How-To, servicing, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

We're talking full one-piece motorcycle handlebars here, not clip-ons. Full handlebars like you see on a BMX bike. They're ALWAYS off center from the factory, and that's just the first problem. Premium Video Trailer.  To watch the full video please Subscribe [...]

2 Clicks Out: Street Bike Setups & Ride Day

By |2019-05-06T19:53:32-07:00May 6th, 2019|Categories: 2 clicks out, All, Suspension, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Dave does some suspension setups at a dealership event, then joins the morning ride to do some fine tuning when the suspension heats up. Premium Video Trailer.  To watch the full video please Subscribe or Login. [...]

FasterClass: Performance Motorcycle Tires

By |2019-05-23T16:08:57-07:00May 3rd, 2019|Categories: All, classroom, Tires, Video|Tags: , , , |

Remember, there are no bad tires in the 21st Century, just misunderstood or mistreated tires. Dave explains how to get actual performance out of performance motorcycle tires. Premium Video Trailer.  To watch the full video please Subscribe or Login. [...]

Comparison Test: V4S vs RSV4 1100 Factory

By |2019-05-23T16:15:35-07:00April 29th, 2019|Categories: All, Reviews, Suspension, Testing Program, Video|Tags: , , , , , , |

Mr Moss test rides and tunes the Ducati V4S and the Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory back to back. What's good, what's bad, what's fugly, what's fawesome. Premium Video Trailer.  To watch the full video please Subscribe or Login. [...]