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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

2 Clicks Out: R1M Suspension For Different Rider Weights

By |2019-03-25T18:33:20-07:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: 2 clicks out, All, Suspension, Tires, Video|Tags: , , , , , |

Dave tunes the Yamaha R1M stock suspension for a rider weighing 220+ pounds (100+ kilos) and a rider weighing 160 pounds (73 kilos). One setting does not fit all. Here's the first video we shot with Will, the bigger rider. https://davemosstuning.com/2-clicks-out-yamaha-r1m-quick-tune/ [...]

2 Clicks Out: Yamaha R1 Baseline Suspension Setup

By |2019-03-25T18:40:57-07:00March 4th, 2019|Categories: 2 clicks out, All, Suspension, Tires, Video|Tags: , , , , , |

While there is no magic suspension setting good for every rider, some bikes do need a certain things done to them immediately for almost everyone. The current generation Yamaha R1 is one of those bikes. Premium Video Trailer.  To watch the [...]