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2018 Yamaha Tracer 900 GT, New Zealand

By |2019-01-30T09:46:27+00:00January 30th, 2019|Categories: 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 [...]

2 Clicks Out: Aftermarket Shock Links

By |2019-01-30T09:48:39+00:00January 28th, 2019|Categories: 2 clicks out, All, Suspension, Video|Tags: , , , |

We've talked about progressive springs. Most bikes come with progressive shock linkage as well. We've talked about lowering links. You can also get lifting links. Premium Video Trailer.  To watch the full video please Subscribe or Login. [...]

Shock Preload Adjusters

By |2019-01-15T07:16:09+00:00October 8th, 2018|Categories: All, Free, How-To, Suspension, Video|Tags: , , , |

There are several types of motorcycle shock preload adjusters. Dave reviews them, explains how they work, and how he counts the adjustments he makes. Freemium Video.  Enjoy.  To view Premium content, please Subscribe or Login. Want to see the full video? Get Dave Moss [...]

Budget Suspension on Budget Motorbikes

By |2019-01-15T07:36:56+00:00August 23rd, 2018|Categories: All, Suspension, Video|Tags: , , , , |

Motorcycle prices continue to rise like everything else in a central banking society. Hence the Budget Bike to save the day... fitted with budget suspension, like the new Kawasaki Ninja 400. Premium Video Trailer.  To watch the full video please Subscribe [...]

Progressive vs Linear Springs

By |2019-01-15T07:47:24+00:00July 30th, 2018|Categories: All, Free, Suspension, Video|Tags: , , , , |

What's the difference between progressive and linear (straight rate) springs? Almost every bike sold today is fitted with progressive springs. Freemium Video.  Enjoy.  To view Premium content, please Subscribe or Login. Want to see the full video? Get Dave Moss Total Access [...]

Motorcycle Shock Length

By |2019-01-15T07:52:37+00:00July 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 [...]

FasterClass: Bounce & Set Rebound

By |2019-01-16T01:05:04+00:00June 6th, 2018|Categories: All, How-To, Suspension, Video|Tags: , , , , |

We see Dave bounce bikes, then turn rebound and compression screws, and wish we could have a mini Dave in our tool box. In this video he teaches how to bounce the bike properly, and based on the results, set the rebound correctly. (From the Lawyers: as with any suspension change, ride moderately until you [...]

2 Clicks Out: Shock Static Sag

By |2019-01-16T01:16:25+00:00May 14th, 2018|Categories: All, Free, Suspension, Video|Tags: , , , |

Static or Free Sag is more critical for the rear of the bike than for the front because you're essentially sitting atop the shock. Here we present the full shock static sag spectrum; none, some, just right, and too much. Freemium Video.  Enjoy.  To view Premium content, please Subscribe or Login. [...]

2 Clicks Out: Shock Rebound Too Fast

By |2019-01-16T01:19:32+00:00May 9th, 2018|Categories: All, Suspension, Tires, Video|Tags: , , , |

When shock rebound is out of adjustment it is most commonly too fast, for 2 reasons. First, it seems the factory shock rebound settings of most bikes off the showroom floor is set too fast to begin with. Why? Nobody knows. Second, as the shock ages with mileage the oil thins which speeds up the [...]

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