Flat Track Bike Setup

Unlike other variations of the sport, flat track bike races are typically held on an unpaved oval track as opposed to off-road courses. The process of accomplishing flat ride suspension is unique because flat track bikes have front and rear suspension.

For all of your flat track bike setup needs, you can count on your Slacker Digital Suspension Tuner V4.

For your flat track bike to maneuver properly, frequently check your sag and adjust the suspension so that the bike is in alignment the entire time you’re on it.

With the Slacker Digital Suspension Tuner V4, your flat track bike setup will be consistent whether you’re on a single or a twin.

While you’re here, be sure to take a look at some of our Slacker accessories that perfectly pair with the Suspension Tuner, like our Slacker V4 Wireless Remote or the Slacker V4 Smartphone Bar Mount.

Why is setting sag on flat track bikes so important?

Flat track 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. 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. Proper setup make a huge difference in handling and can be the difference between a bad ride and the best ride of your life! Even if you have no experience setting up motorcycle suspension, this sag tool makes it super fast and easy to make sure your bike is setup properly and keeps you fast, 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 flat track bikes we recommend checking it every ride and adjust to find the perfect setting for any given condition. For faster conditions run a little extra sag for stability and for the tight stuff run a little less for better steering.

Do I need to service my flat track bikes suspension?

Yes, you should get the suspension serviced at least 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.