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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 [...]

2 Clicks Out: Yamaha Tracer 900 Suspension Setup

By |2020-01-10T08:37:41-08:00January 10th, 2020|Categories: 2 clicks out, All, Suspension, Video|Tags: , , |

2 Clicks Out: Yamaha Tracer 900 Suspension Setup Premium Video Trailer.  To watch the full video please upgrade and Go Premium. Dave Moss actually owns a Yamaha Tracer 900. It's his sole mode of transportation when he's in New [...]

2 Clicks Out: Yamaha R1 Street Suspension Setups

By |2019-11-18T17:45:29-08:00November 18th, 2019|Categories: 2 clicks out, All, Suspension, Video|Tags: , , |

Post Title Here: (ex: 2 Clicks Out: Multistrada 1200 off the showroom floor) Premium Video Trailer.  To watch the full video please upgrade and Go Premium. The current generation Yamaha YZF-R1 is the most popular liter bike on the [...]

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. [...]

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." [...]