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NEW FOR 2017: 413 Series Shocks for Indian Scout Models!

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in Bikes, New Products, Product | Comments Off on NEW FOR 2017: 413 Series Shocks for Indian Scout Models!

The 413 Series Shock is simple, durable and will be an improvement to your motorcycle’s suspension performance for as long as you are riding it. A five-position cam style preload adjuster lets you dial in your ride whether you’re a light rider or heavy hitter. It is available in a Chrome or Black finish in a Standard or Heavy-Duty progressive rated spring for any of the Indian Scout models. See the entire Indian Scout offering here.

Available in Standard and Heavy Duty in 11” and 11.5” lengths for the 2015+ Indian Scout models.

 

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Classified Moto’s ‘Movember XL’ Honda XL600R

Posted by on Dec 12, 2016 in Bikes, Moto Friends and Family, News, Photography, Shops | Comments Off on Classified Moto’s ‘Movember XL’ Honda XL600R

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 | Comments Off on Yamaha XS400 Build by Real Moto Co.

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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Low Brow Custom’s Pan-American Project

Posted by on Jul 26, 2016 in Bikes, Moto Friends and Family, Photography, Product, Shops | 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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Kawasaki ‘KZR-1’ build by Classified Moto

Posted by on Jun 8, 2016 in Bikes, Moto Friends and Family, Photography, Product, Shops | Comments Off on Kawasaki ‘KZR-1’ build by Classified Moto

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, 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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