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Motorcycle Shocks – Motorcycle Suspension

Motorcycle Shocks – Motorcycle Suspension

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 explainshow 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  |  Hagonmakes 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 Joesupposedly 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 aboutmotorcycle suspension setup, including information about cartridge forks, damping, and other information on setting up a motorcycle  |  Nice site by Shaun Pallister with instructions onmotorcycle suspension setup and information on steering geometry  |  Suspension setup guideusing 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 explainingmotorcycle 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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