Based on paul thedes wildly popular race tech suspension seminars, this stepbystep guide shows anyone how to make their. Dirt bike suspension and how to adjust it dirt bike planet. Based on paul thedes wildly popular race tech suspension seminars, this stepbystep guide shows anyone how to make their bike, or their kids, handle like a pros. With the help of this book, you will learn critical information about racing success, including. I got it for my grandson whos been riding for two years hes 9 and who is preparing for his first official racing season this coming march. Suspension revalving and tuning, motorbikes, bikes, essex. In 1996 ryan acquired his ama pro license and tried his luck at the 125cc outdoor nationals. Apr 01, 2010 this is the first motocross book written for kids ive found that actually contains substantial, useful information about the sport. A definitely must buy for all those who want to take a step forward on their modern bikes suspension setup. Evotech offer extensive race team experience and the same technicians that work on, for example, steven lenoirs suspension, will work on your suspension too. Whether you need performance products, full engine tuning, suspension setup, dyno services or crash repairs. Daves mission is to ensure that every motorcyclist anywhere in the world gets the fundamental information needed to understand the basics of their own motorcycle s suspension. This year the yz250f won both its second consecutive ama national motocross. We are specialists in 4 stroke engine tuning and race motorcycle preparation.
Book your day of service online, ship your components to our expert staff, and relax. I was recommended this book because of the technical expertise of the author, andrew trevitt, from sport rider. The majority of offroad motorcycles have poor overall chassis setup. Whether you are considering modifying an existing suspension or designing a new racecar from the ground up, these books can help by explaining the concepts. This is whether they are new or used, regardless of displacementplastic colour, or how cool and flashy the stickers are. Booktopia buy car racing books online from australias leading online bookstore. Moto lab offers ktm, husqvarna dirt bike suspension setup, tuning, and lowering service that gives you the best riding experience. We suggest a shock bladder kit to take the spike out of the shock, for a smoother ride.
Mountain bike suspension service and tuning in the forest of dean. Well, akit is, simply put, factory level suspension utilized by teams and riders such as rockstarmakitasuzuki. Understanding rebound and compression settings as well as the different. With our streamlined ordering process, getting your own custom kit is a breeze. If a suspension consisted of only springs, the resulting action would be like that of a pogo stick. Sportbike suspension tuning after reading the motorcycle suspension bible, i wanted another reference for tuning the suspension on motorcycles. Owner ryan betz started riding at age 6 and in 1990, at age 14, started racing the 80cc class. Race bike preparation and engine tuning seton tuning. The yz250s hardhitting 2stroke powerband is boosted by a reed valve. We will cover understanding your suspension and how forks and shocks work.
Full servicing, tuning, and sales for top mountain bike suspension brands. Chassis setup tips the majority of offroad motorcycles have poor overall chassis setup. This 2nd edition picks up with the modern 4stoke motocross bikes since year 2000. Mar 10, 2015 motocross action magazine motocross action magazine is the worlds leading publication about motocross and supercross. Moto lab llc ktm, husqvarna dirt bike suspension tuning. We feel that understanding the basic suspension tuning can give you an advantage over your competition, or simply make your riding experience much better. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. From axle bind to air build up to static sag, there is a lot to know and very little brain power left to remember it all. Taking the time to play around with your dirt bike suspension settings can dramatically alter the handling and performance of your bike over different terrain. This is the first motocross book written for kids ive found that actually contains substantial, useful information about the sport. He knows what its like to race and ride on a budget. Here is a compression clicker adjustment screw located at the top of the left fork.
Jun 19, 2010 race techs motorcycle suspension bible provides a clear understanding of the most misunderstood aspect of motorcycle performance. Andrewt march 06, 2014 outside of having your suspension tuned and setup by a professional, you can fine tune your dirt bike. Theres an abundance of books out there on sport bike riding technique by a lot of authoritative personages, but, up to now, not a single one that i know of thats devoted strictly to sportbike suspension set up and tuning, which is the other half of the equation for going quicker. Custom jerseys personalize your sports apparel owayo. Suspension is probably the most misunderstood aspect of motorcycle performance. This revolution in the dirt bike suspension sidelined the twinshock system and snowballed to where by 1980, riders enjoyed 12inches of suspension give. Forks, shock with xtrig for the riders who demand more performance, in strict cooperation with the kyb engineers, developed exclusively for factory kit suspensions. An editor, test rider and production manager for cycle news, he was also a pro level rider in the ama nationals, covering all the major ama national, interam, transam and supercross races, and befriending the top international and american riders and their. Jan 31, 2018 from axle bind to air build up to static sag, there is a lot to know and very little brain power left to remember it all. The book provides stepbystep photos of suspension disassembly and assembly as well as detailed troubleshooting for dirt, street, and supermoto promising a solution. Andrewt may 14, 2014 dirt bikes have come a long way since those early rides of the 1970s. However, when i started my position i had zero idea about tuning suspension. Having motorcycle suspension customised reduces arm pump, rider fatigue and it will improve bike stability and plushness, making for a more enjoyable ride. This website has very hard to find valving information ever wondered how to make your bike handle properly.
This book, by america s premier suspension specialist, makes the art and science of suspension tuning accessible to professional and backyard motorcycle mechanics alike. First you choose the sport, then you pick a product and enter the 3d designer. If you really want to understand suspension, id highly recommend race techs seminars. With that information all can begin to understand why setting up a motorcycle chassis and suspension is critical to rider safety for every motorcycle produced.
Spam or selfpromotional the list is spam or selfpromotional. How to set up your bike for handling, stability, and control on the street and track by andrew trevitt isbn. During all the years of riding and racing ryan was his own mechanic and ran a part time repairperformance shop in his fathers garage. Its been a while since i was last assigned to do a book report. Suspension is aggressive, we suggest tc shock bladder link, xtrig adjuster, engine hits hard, good bike for pro level riders. One of the major differences between a beginnerss bike and a factory riders bike is the knowledge of the person who wrenches on it. Motocross action magazine motocross action magazine is the worlds leading publication about motocross and supercross. Settings can be tailored for you and your bike, your weight, your height, your ability, your discipline from trail riding to playing on the local motocross track, or whether youre an amatur or pro racer. Submit ra request in the comment box at the end of the ra request form, please note that you would like the expedited service option. Moves your service to the front of the line once it is received at our service center. Sportbike suspension tuning is an outstanding primer on a complex subject, and trevitt leads us logically from ignorance to wisdom.
Remove the setup sheet at the back of this manual and photocopy it. Moto lab llc is dedicated to providing first class customer service, earning. Jim gianatsiss interest in motocross began in1968 when he began racing dirt bikes, photographing races and writing about them. Motocross me by cheyanne young, carters treasure by amy gregory, in the now by joan duszynski, brodys love by amy gregory. What is damping in a dirt bike suspension in a suspension, the springs absorb energy during compression and also return the suspension to the ride height when the compressive load is removed. When tuning motocross suspension you need a baseline to start with. Motocross engine parts buy dirt bike engine parts uk. Im laid up for a while with a broken collar bone and have a few weeks off work before school starts up so i want to learn how to understand what does what in suspension, how to determine valving etc. Jm racing motocross suspension and motor development. This book, by americas premier suspension specialist, makes the art and science of suspension tuning accessible to professional and backyard motorcycle. Once upon a time there was a boy named jack and another boy named jill. Whether its motors or suspension, jm racing can take care of your needs.
Your bikes suspension could be set way too hard or way too soft for your requirements. Motocross me by cheyanne young, spike by jennifer ryder, spark by jennifer ryder, haters by alisa valdes, and credence by pen. I would say i am an intermediate rider and ride about 90% mx. Incorrect book the list contains an incorrect book please specify the title of the book. Dynamic suspension tuning, dst, maximizes the technology of the bikes suspension components by tuning the settings to your body and riding style. Buy dirt bike and motocross racing parts online at best price. In the comment box at the end of the ra request form, please note that you would like the expedited service option. From planning a course of modifications to installing parts to tuning handling.
An editor, test rider and production manager for cycle news, he was also a pro level rider in the ama nationals, covering all the major ama national, interam, transam and supercross races, and befriending the top international and american riders and their mechanics. Inappropriate the list including its title or description facilitates illegal activity, or contains hate speech or ad hominem attacks on a fellow goodreads member or author. Shocktech is a motocross suspension and motocross bikes and parts dealer located in rotherham, uk. For this reason we have put together a summary of basic suspension tuning and common problems experienced while setting up your bike for different terrain and.
Outside of having your suspension tuned and setup by a professional, you can fine tune your dirt bike s suspension and make it work better by improving the mechanisms that. Please contact us by email from our contact page for questions or for service orders only we are still servicing and shipping suspension. Like cars, todays dirt bikes bear little resemblance to their 40 year old siblings that once dominated motocross tracks. Apr 15, 2008 sportbike suspension tuning is an outstanding primer on a complex subject, and trevitt leads us logically from ignorance to wisdom. After setting the bike to your weight and speed, further adjustments can be made whilst at the track through the use of the adjusters that come standard on your motocross bike. Most motocross bikes at the time gave three to four inches of suspension travel, the monoshock offered seven inches front and rear. These two boys were one of the best motocross riders in the world. I ride a 06 yz450f and weigh 260lbs, i am sill on the stock set up and am much to heavy for stock.
The mini motocross and pit bike performance handbook is the complete guide for enthusiasts wishing to maintain and modify their machines for maximum performance the book discusses the key issues with the most popular machines and includes stepbystep instructions for many of the tasks you need to perform to keep your bike out front. Preparing the yamaha yz and it for competition by jim gianatsis. Cooper webb, ama 250 supercross west champion yamaha yzs tradition of winning races and championships continues. As the riding season rapidly approaches, most riders are looking to get their.
Bike setup suspension chassis flex tech helprace shop. While we always try our best to list proper pricing online, prices are subject to change. Race techs motorcycle suspension bible motorbooks workshop. At motocross is a leading retailer of motorcycle parts and accessories in uk. I was going to go out of state to the usual suspects but talking to a few guys they recommend. Nothing beats a yz250 for pure lightweight 2stroke performance combined with legendary yamaha reliability and durability. Plus photos and details of all the exotic works bikes of the era. A compilation of articles covering some of the very best technical writings on the subject of dirt track chassis and suspension, this is one of the few books devoted exclusively to the subject. Only small adjustments should be made, one at a time. Full disclosure, i am the marketing director for race tech, so i am definitely biased. We can offer a complete solution to your racing needs.
Todays modern bikes come with adjustable suspension that is set up so any monkey can throw a screwdriver or spanner at it, and make a noticeable difference to the way it functions. Suspension tuning, like engine tuning, is sometimes considered a dark art. Dirt bike suspension tuning tips dirt rider magazine dirt. Shock and spring tuning fourlink tech improving handling. At mxrp our goal is to improve your confidence in your motorcycles suspension performance giving you a comfortable and safe ride. I know motors and everything else inside and out except suspension. We have a history of riders winning amateur national championships with riders such as jeff dement, ryan dungey, and trey canard. Communication between rider and suspension tuner can be as tricky as child psychology, so we asked master suspension tuner jim bones. The quality you need to bring to the table is patience.
Strictly based on the models and the experiences made on the world championship race trac. Sep 25, 2010 if you really want to understand suspension, id highly recommend race techs seminars. Offroad motorcycle suspension tuning and simplified valving diagnostics. We keep a huge variety of motocross engine parts and bike parts in stock ready for same day dispatch but if we dont have your order on the shelf it is only a matter of 48 hours before your engine parts would be delivered to your door. Dirt bike suspension tuning tips dirt rider magazine. Outside of having your suspension tuned and setup by a professional, you can fine tune your dirt bikes suspension and make it work better by improving the mechanisms that. Suspension tuning clinic camas bike and sport, camas wa. Dirt bikes have come a long way since those early rides of the 1970s. Showa,kayaba,wp,solva,fox and ohlins suspension can be revalved or serviced. Your stock forks and shock will be replaced with a set of 49mm forks and a more complex shock, with an 18mm shock shaft, and an 8 clicks per revolution rebound adjuster. Millions of products all with free shipping australia wide. Jul 26, 2017 looking to tune your suspension for motocross.134 992 600 757 1076 1269 1354 392 705 1391 137 16 613 227 128 222 825 592 717 909 118 1204 1470 1012 1482 928 159 13 1039 1341 779 27 1108 1469 695 601