Posts made in May, 2016

Video: How to Set Sag on your Motorcycle Shocks

Posted by on May 26, 2016 in Bikes, Product, Technical, 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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NEW FOR 2016: Products for Indian Scout Models

Posted by on May 9, 2016 in Bikes, New Products, Photography, Product | 1 comment

Brand new for 2016, we now have our 970 Series Shocks available in Black and our Fork Spring Kit available for Indian Scout models. Dial in the suspension to get the very most out of your Scout’s riding comfort and performance. Also keep your eyes peeled for our 412 and 444 Series Shocks available soon as well for the Indian Scout.scout-970-15

 

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