Touring Bike Setup

Touring riders face many different conditions from day to day. That’s why you need to make sure you have the right setup. The touring bike setup that you can create with the Slacker Digital Suspension Tuner is unmatched. It’s now easier than ever before to inspect your sag and suspension. With the all-new Slacker tool, your readings will appear in seconds.

With Bluetooth capabilities, the Slacker V4 lets you connect to your smartphone to use as a remote display of your readings.

Your touring bike setup is completely personal to you and the tools you use should be, too! With the Slacker V4, you can save custom settings to your profile with the use of the free Service Assistant App for your smartphone.

Motool Inc. offers a 2-year limited warranty on the Slacker Digital Suspension Tuner V4 as well as the Slacker Wireless Remote accessory.

Why is setting sag on sport touring bikes so important?

Sport touring 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 making miles! 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 sport touring 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 ADV bikes suspension?

Yes, 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.