Classified Moto’s ‘Movember XL’ Honda XL600R

Posted by on Dec 12, 2016 in Bikes, Moto Friends and Family, News, Photography, Shops, Uncategorized | 0 comments

161025_cm_48698Classified Moto does it again and this time, it also happens to be for a good cause! Partnering to giveaway the bike with The Movember Foundation, Classified Moto designed a crazy custom based off a Honda XL600R. Of course, in the classic styling of John Ryland of CM, a 465 Series Monoshock holds down the rear of the bike with style and performance. For more on this bike, check out the full writeup on Pipeburn!

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Yamaha XS400 Build by Real Moto Co.

Posted by on Oct 27, 2016 in Bikes, Photography, Shops, Uncategorized | 0 comments

img_5367Real Moto Co. have just put out their debut build, a beautiful 1981 XS400 Cafe Racer. With a variety of custom fabrications and a beautiful paint scheme and leather treatment on the seat and grips to match, this XS400 is a looker. Finished off with our 12 Series Shocks and Dampers, it’s a match made in Vintage bike heaven. See the full build write up over at Pipeburn here.

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NEW FOR 2016: 490 Sport Series Shocks

Posted by on Sep 15, 2016 in New Products, News, Photography, Product, Technical, Uncategorized | 0 comments

picture1A true sport performance shock at heart with an unbelievable low cost, the new 490 Sport Series Shocks feature a high-pressure monotube with deflective disc damping technology, hand threaded preload and a rebound adjustment to dial in the ride. This technology coupled with a linear rate spring allow for consistent feel through the damper stroke and the ability to withstand extreme temperature ranges and heavy loads. An engineered jounce bumper with a built-in metal cup also help smooth out and control bottoming. From pounding the pavement around town to hammering around the tarmac on your next race day, the 490 is the perfect choice for your performance demand! MSRP is only $649.95 for the pair and fits the H-D Sportster, Dyna, V-Rod, Touring and the Triumph Bonneville, Thruxton and Scrambler models. See more info here!


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Low Brow Custom’s Pan-American Project

Posted by on Jul 26, 2016 in Bikes, Moto Friends and Family, Photography, Product, Shops, Uncategorized | 1 comment

Tyler Malinky and the guys over at Low Brow Customs recently put together a killer project built around a S&S panhead engine and is rightfully named “The Pan-American”. What better way to break it in then riding it on a 3000 mile journey cross country to the Born Free Show! Check out their video explaining the whole project here and some photos below!

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Born Free 8 Recap

Posted by on Jul 13, 2016 in Events, Moto Friends and Family, News, Photography, Product, Uncategorized | 0 comments

June 25th and 26th we got our first opportunity to set up at the infamous Born Free Show. Everything went off without a hitch as we setup a variety of bikes showing off various shocks and seem to have gotten a good amount of positive feedback from the crowd with our shock displays, and questionnaires for t-shirts. Here are a couple photos showcasing our setup; we can’t wait to go back again next year!AM0A5971 AM0A5975


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Kawasaki ‘KZR-1’ build by Classified Moto

Posted by on Jun 8, 2016 in Bikes, Moto Friends and Family, Photography, Product, Shops, Uncategorized | 0 comments

03_06_2016_Classified_Moto_Kawasaki_KZ1000_04_largeAnother banger from our friends at Classified Moto, this time formed from a 1978 Kawasaki KZ1000. The “KZR-1” was commissioned by Rebel Yell Bourbon, and by the company’ name alone, we’d say the guys at CM came up with a perfectly synonymous machine. Our bronze 970 Series shocks were an excellent choice to match the “WW2 Messenger Bike” colors and styling these guys went after. Check out the full write-up on the “KZR-1” here.

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Video: How to Set Sag on your Motorcycle Shocks

Posted by on May 26, 2016 in Bikes, Product, Technical, Uncategorized, Video | 2 comments

Screen Shot 2016-05-26 at 10.59.39 AMWe updated our video on how to set sag on your motorcycle’s shocks. You might be asking yourself, “What is setting Sag? and why is that important to me?” The bottom line is if you want to get the maximum comfort, performance, and efficiency out of your shocks, you’re going to want to set the sag and by the time you’re done adjusting, have about 3/4″ of sag between having the rider (you) standing above the bike and then sitting (so that the shocks are compressed). For a more detailed set of instructions check out the video here on our youtube channel or for a less visual approach, read our written instructions below!


How to set sag on your motorcycle:

1 The proper pre-load setting will allow the rear suspension to sag, or compress, approximately ¾” when loaded.

2 To check sag, take a measurement from the center of the rear axle, straight up to a vertical point on the rear fender or frame with the unloaded rider off the bike.

3 Then, take a second measurement using the same loaded points with the rider(s) sitting on the bike.

4 The difference between the two measurements is the ride sag.

5 If the bike is sagging too much, increase the pre-load to the suggested amount of sag.

6 Spring pre-load adjustments are made by turning the Upper Cover on the shock.

7 Turn this adjuster clockwise to increase spring pre-load (make spring stiffer) and counterclockwise to decrease spring pre-load (make spring softer).

8 Set the pre-load equally on both shocks using these reference marks as your guide.

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