Adventure Bike Suspension

Sag adjustments are crucial no matter what kind of bike you’re riding, but they’re especially important for ADV bikes. ADV bike riders know that harsh on- and off-road conditions can really change how you perform. Adventure bike suspension can sometimes be difficult to achieve and maintain, but with the Slacker Digital Suspension Tuner V4, balancing your ADV bike is easy.

With the Slacker tool, you will save time, energy, and money. This adventure bike suspension tool allows you to stay informed of your sag while on the road without needing assistance.

The V4 includes Bluetooth capabilities that are completely unique to the Slacker V4. Simply connect to Bluetooth to use your phone as a remote and save measurements through the free Service Assistant App app on your smartphone. Order your Slacker Digital Suspension Tuner V4 today!

Why is setting sag on adventure bikes so important?

Adventure bike setup is based on the bike sitting at a particular height and posture with the rider mounted, regardless of the weight of the rider and load. This means that every rider needs to measure the rider sag and adjust the spring preload so the bike handles properly. In some cases it may be necessary to get heavier or softer springs which can easily be determined by looking at your static sag measurement once your rider sag is set. If you add a passenger or load the bike down, you need to adjust the bike back to where it was so it steers properly and is safe and predictable. Don't put yourself or your passenger in harm's way, even if you have no experience setting up motorcycle suspension, this sag tool makes it super fast and easy to make sure the bike is setup properly and keeps you safe and having fun! With just a couple of simple measurements, you can get your spring preload dialed in and verify if you have the right spring rates installed. Just use our Service Assistant mobile app for recommended settings and tips.

How often should I check my sag?

With adventure bikes we recommend checking it every time there is a significant load change or every 2-3 rides, depending on which comes first.

Do I need to service my adventure bikes suspension?

Yes, depending on how much off-road riding you do you should get the suspension serviced every 20-30 hours of riding. As the fluids break down and bushings and seals wear the suspension will start to perform poorly. Also remember to grease any linkage, pivot points and shock mount points whenever you service the suspension.