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Motorcycle Shocks - Motorcycle Suspension

Motorcycle Shocks and Suspension

Welcome to the wBW Motorcycle Shock Absorbers and Suspension Page, with reviews, information and tech articles on choosing, buying and installing motorcycle suspension parts.


wBW Motorcycle Suspension Articles: Wilbers Electronic Suspension Review!  |  Installing Progressive Fork Springs  |  Installing Convertibars handlebar risers  |  Removing forks and changing fork oil; uses a Triumph Thunderbird Sport as the test bike  |  Raising the fork tubes in a motorcycle's triple clamp can help speed up the steering on many bikes; this article explains how to do it  |  See the wBW review article on installing a Progressive Suspension shock absorber

Motorcycle Shock Absorbers:  Fournales makes shocks and suspension parts for BMW and other motorcycles  |  Hagon makes some nice shock absorbers and motorcycle suspension components at relatively reasonable prices; available for most motorcycle models from 1952 on  |  Öhlins shocks (and other Öhlins products) can be ordered online at Wim Kroon's Öhlins Shop  |  Works Performance Products - makers of Works Shocks  |  Progressive Suspension has all sorts of springs and shocks; they also carry a mini air pump for air adjustable suspensions  |  Koni shocks for bikes are no longer available; they are now made under the Ikon name  |  An interesting Italian website (with English) that lists performance parts, Öhlins and Hyperpro shock and fork part numbers and prices  |  Race Tech has many motorcycle suspension parts and some good technical info; they are famous for their cartridge emulators  |  Hagon shocks available at Dave Quinn Motorcycles  |  MDI Shocks are very inexpensive replacement shock absorbers for older motorcycles  |  Moto Joe supposedly carries Öhlins, Works and Fox shocks  |  Penske Racing Shocks are used by many racers in Formula 1, motorcycle racing, drag racing and more; the shocks are custom made and completely rebuildable  |  Technoflex (Netherlands)  |  Wilbers Products GmbH manufactures shock absorbers and suspension components for many different motorcycle brands  |  YSS Shocks and Racing Suspension make some nice-looking external reservoir shocks for many different motorcycle applications; claimed by some to be equivalent to Wilbers but much less expensive

Motorcycle Suspension:  Aftershocks rebuilds motorcycle shock absorbers and suspensions; they also have parts for many different brands of shocks, including Works Shocks, Öhlins, White Brothers, Eibach and more  |  Bitubo suspension and forks available from Zion Motorsport Supplies (UK); these are road and race suspension systems and steering dampers for over 20 different motorcycle makes and models  |  Elka Suspension manufactures racing shocks and custom-built shocks in Canada  |   GP Suspension forks, shocks and motorcycle suspension  |  K-Tech Suspension products at Bazzaz Performance  |  Lindemann Engineering sells shocks, suspension parts and makes custom suspensions for race and street bikes  |  Maxton Suspension in the U.K. has custom built shocks; also ride height adjusters and forks; they also specialize in Buell shocks  |  Motorbike Suspension Bible has lots of good information and photos on motorcycle suspension technology, geometry and setup  |  The Moto Professor's motorcycle suspension setup page has information and links on setting up a suspension; focused on motocross and off-road motorcycles, but useful information with many tech and installation articles with photos  |  Reactive Suspension (U.K.) carries Penske and Öhlins racing shocks and forks and specializes in motorcycle suspension and setup; they also carry shock warmers, steering dampers, spring compressors and more  |  Traxxion Dynamics motorcycle suspension specialists

Shocks for Classic and Vintage Bikes:  Girling replica shocks at Paul Goff (UK)  |  NJB Shocks for classic bikes

Fork Springs:  Sonic Springs has fork oil, springs of all different types and a spring calculator to help determine the best fit for your motorcycle

Motorcycle Air Suspension:  Installing an air suspension system on a cruiser  |  Review of Progressive Suspension air ride shock on a Gold Wing touring bike  |  Air assisted shock absorbers for motorcycles available at J.C. Whitney

Motorcycle Suspension Setup:   Suspension Tuning Guide at Sport Rider  |  Suspension settings for many sportbikes  |  Sport Rider also has a nice selection of articles about motorcycle suspension setup, including information about cartridge forks, damping, and other information on setting up a motorcycle  |  Nice site by Shaun Pallister with instructions on motorcycle suspension setup and information on steering geometry  |  Suspension setup guide using the Suzuki TL/TR series of bikes  |  How to change motorcycle fork springs  |  Tony Foale on interesting and unique types of motorcycle suspensions  |   A nice article by the British Motorcycle Racing Club (BMRC) on suspension setup with good info on problems and causes  |  Here's a six-part article on setting up a motorcycle suspension 

Motorcycle Suspension Technology:  Interesting article on alternative suspension systems: "Motorcycle front suspension systems: Traditional problems and alternative solutions" by Gen M. Kanai with information on John Britten's designs  |  Basic suspension setup explaining rebound, compression and preload  |  Detailed motorcycle suspension set up guide and tips  |  Appendix of Suspension Terminology by Eric Gorr  |  Many articles on suspension tuning, including Fork Tuning, Measuring Static Race Sag, Cartridge vs. Damping Rod Forks and more  |  Basic rules for suspension tuning  |  Sport Rider Suspension Tuning Guide  |   "History of Motorcycle Suspension"   |  Motorcycle Suspension Systems technical article comparing various types of motorcycle designs, with bibliography  |  Aligning wheels, setting front and rear suspension, suspension adjustments and more  |   Motorcycle Steering Geometry by Tony Foale  |  Motorcycle rake and trail basics explained  |  Article explaining motorcycle trail  |  Another article explaining rake and trail 

Books About Motorcycle Design:  See the wBW review of "Motorcycle Dynamics" and "Motorcycle Design and Technology" for detailed information on motorcycle suspensions

Motorcycle Performance Parts:  Now on the wBW Motorcycle Performance Parts page

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