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Just £45 for expert suspension set-up!

Mykel Nicolaou, 02 December 2009 12:11

MCN's Mykel Nicolaou recently took a trip to Harris Performance to sort out his ill-handling Monster. Save £££s on motorcycle suspension parts What he found was surprising, but nowhere near as surprising as the cost... I've had my Ducati Monster S4 for more than three years and was almost at the point of selling the bike because of its dreadful ...

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suspension set up

phil langston, 31 August 2009 09:53

Help please? own a Honda CBR600FS2 2002 and the suspension set up is for someone who is a lot heavier than myself. I am 9stone 12lbs and 5ft 5inches tall, can you recommend some settings so I can change from the very hard settings I have now. Regards Phil.

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USD versus conventional forks

Marc Abbott, 16 July 2009 09:13

Suspension-wise, given springs and dampers of equal quality, there is no difference between upside-down and conventional forks. But the fork leg is not a suspension unit, it is also a structural chassis member. This is where the USD unit has the advantage. When in a turn, or more significantly on the brakes, there is a bending force exerted on the ...

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Why does a single-shock set-up work better than twin shocks?

Marc Abbott, 18 June 2009 09:18

The greatest difference comes from how the dampers are driven. With twin shocks the dampers travel almost the same distance as the wheel. Compare and buy suspension parts The tends to over-heat the oil in the unit. With a single-shock system the wheel to damper travel is geared down to a ratio of 2.5:1. This massively reduces the internal friction ...

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Bike accessory advice: Raising the back

Chris Dabbs, 24 April 2009 10:50

MCN expert Chris Dabbs is here to answer any questions you have on anything bike related. If you have any questions, ask an expert here Q. I’ve got a 1990 Yamaha FZR1000 as a budget bike to get back into riding again and I want to lift the rear end. Where can I get some suspension dog bones/tie bars to do ...

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