Been working with Scott and Roger from StraightupSJ for a while now and can’t say anything but good things about them. Scott runs our 444 Series Shocks on his Sporty and says they ride and perform great. As hard as he rides we’ll take his word! Crazy to find out that Scott just turned 23 and with as much talent as he has now we can’t wait to see what this guy is up to when he is 33.
Had the privilege to ride out with him and Roger this last weekend. Here are some of the photos from the day along with a killer video by @nevermoore as well!
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Roland’s been riding with Bell helmets since he first got on a motorcycle at 5 years old. Bell helmets were the chosen protection for all of Roland’s racing career and there’s a collection of smashed helmets to prove it. Having always ridden in Bell helmets was a natural move to work with Bell on the RSD line of helmets. Bell has a long history of building the best helmet on the market and always pushing to do new and exciting designs. When the Bell guys needed a bike built for one of their chiefs we were able to return a long time debt for protecting our chiefs brain for so many years. Thus the Bell Dyna was born.Read More
This weekend we showed support for a friend who has changed and moulded the industry in man ways. His name is Dave Freston aka Chopper Dave! He recently got hit my a motor vehicle and has been laid up with hospital bills piling up. So Jeff G Holt and few other friends put together a little get together to support. There were killer raffles, great people and good drinks.
Here are some pics from the event!Read More
Just finished up another round of great performances for the wild crowd at Milwaukee Harley-Davidson during the 2014 Milwaukee Rally. Always a great event and a very pumped crowd once they get a taste of our v-twin wheelies. Couldn’t believe how many people came just to see our performances after their positive experience last year when we performed during HD110.
Rob Carpenter – 1 Wheel Revolution LLC.
The Venice Vintage Motorcycle Rally was held this last weekend. Enjoyable weather, pretty bikes and wonderful people. We were setup next to the Lossa Engineering and the Gasser Lounge booth and with the Venice Vixens Dunk Tank within eyes view we had very little to complain about! We got some great photos of the event but the “Venice Paparazzi” was there too so here is their link to check out. Venice really does have all kinds, we think the pictures will explain.
For the past five years we have attended the Motoquest Industry Invitational Adventure Tour in Alaska. Motoquest rents bikes and offers “adventure moto tours” in Alaska and many other spots around the globe. A majority of the MotoQuest fleet is equipped with our suspension products like our 465 Series Shocks and Monotube Fork Cartridge Kits. This year we sent our Chief Engineer Troy H. on the trip. We like to take this time to test in the extremes of the Alaskan wilderness and improve our product. Here are some killer shots from the MotoQuest resident photographer Jim Kohl.Read More
Great blog by a high school teacher travelling the world on his ’08 KLR 650 equipped with Fork Springs and a 465 with RAP. LINK HERE…
It’s no secret that the factory suspension on the KLR650 is inadequate. It performs admirably with a single lightweight rider but add a passenger, load for a trip, or both (gulp), and it is apparent very quickly that an upgrade is required. Suspension travel essentially gets reduced to nothing, and the bike wallows over bumps. Kawasaki themselves released a suspension update for the 2014 model year to address this, according to CycleWorld, apparently increasing the front spring rate and rebound damping by 40 and 28% respectively. Similarly the rear spring is 63% stiffer and the damping sees an 80% increase. Otherwise the design remains the same.
After buttoning everything up I took the bike for a ride. First impressions show a significant improvement. The front end actually communicates what the road is doing and immediately it is apparent how numb the stock forks are, not to mention brake dive is significantly reduced. The improved 465 rear shock is actually designed to handle the increased weight of a loaded bike, and the remote adjustable preload makes adjustments quick and easy, with no tools required.