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TEN THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SUSPENSION SERVICE

(1) As hard as it may be to believe, profit was one of the primary motivators in the design of your bike’s suspension. The manufacturers don?t want your bike to have the best suspension. They want it to have the best suspension they can afford. When saving a buck filters down to shock and fork hydraulics, it means less-than-optimal suspension fluid and over-engineered components. But, if your bike has adequate suspension, it will perform at the status quo level for a full season. (2) Suspension hop-up s…

MXA TEAM TESTED: MOTO-CASES SUSPENSION SHIPPING CASE:

WHAT IS IT? A purpose-built, reinforced, locking plastic case designed to carry suspension components. Each case is specially designed to hold two fork legs, a shock and spare spring. This is the suspension case that Geico Honda, Pro Circuit and MXA use when shipping or transporting suspension. WHAT’S IT COST? $299.00. CONTACT: www.moto-cases.com or (763) 257-5853. WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a list of things that stand out with Moto-Cases? suspension shipping case.      (1) Construction…

MXA PRODUCT TEST: PRO CIRCUIT KX450F LINKAGE AND REVALVE

WHAT IS IT? An aftermarket shock linkage and shock revalve for the 2006 Kawasaki KX450F that alters the rising rate, lowers the seat height and mitigates bottoming.
WHAT’S IT COST? $184.95 (linkage), $149.95 (shock revalve) and $7.95 (shock oil)(951) 738-8050. www.procircuit.com     WHAT’S IT DO? Every MXA test rider has concerns about the rear suspension of the 2006 KX450F. In stock trim, it wallows (sways under acceleration), bottoms (so hard that it can break the rear fe…