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Now you can use your smartphone as a remote display for the new Slacker V4. Control Slacker with your phone and save measurements directly to your setup notes. For more information please visit the Service Assistant Support Page.

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Slacker V4 Wireless Remote Overview

Slacker V4 Wireless Remote Display Overview

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Why Static Sag Is So Important

You have probably noticed whenever you see references to sag you will see both static sag and rider sag. Sometimes you will hear to them referred to free sag and race sag depending on the source. Static, or free sag is the amount the suspension compresses from fully unloaded under the bikes own weight and is very important on any bike except full suspension MTB where the bike weight is so much less than the rider’s weight, the suspension does not compress under the bike's weight...

Adjusting Sag for Different Conditions

I see so many riders that think setting sag is a set it and forget it proposition, that you just set it when you get a new bike and never look back. In fact, sag should be checked regularly, and just as important, adjusted for different conditions to make sure your bike is safe, predictable and fun to ride. This adjustment is especially important for ADV and sport touring bikes as the loads...

Off-Road Bikes- Does it Matter Where You Measure Sag?

I hear so many people that say that it doesn't matter where you measure sag on off-road bikes and that you just need to "know your number". This is absolutely false and flies in the face of decades of research and development. Every manufacturer has a method of taking the measurement which...

Why Mechanical Sag Scales Don't Add Up.

"Solo" Sag Scales (single person required)- I have seen a few mechanical scales on the market that claim to allow the rider to set their sag with no assistance but to date, have not found one that is even close to accurate. In fact, the whole reason I designed Slacker was because I bought an ASV Solo Sag for $125.00 and by the time I got through the user guide it was obvious it could not possibly...

Bike Safety

Most riders do at least the bare minimum to assure their bike is safe. Things like checking the fluids, tire pressure, chain tension etc. The most overlooked aspect of safety on a motorcycle is proper suspension setup. Any bike with adjustable suspension needs to be setup and maintained for the bike to handle properly. If you are running the wrong spring rates/air pressure and/or improper spring...

Balance is Key

Whether you ride street or off-road, proper bike balance is key to keeping your bike fast, fun and safe. A balanced bike will stay settled in the turns and provide an amazing experience behind the bars.The key is to get the proper springs installed and correctly preloaded and proper air pressure if you have air forks. To tell if you have the right springs installed you will need to set your rider...

Springs vs Damping

There always seems to be a lot of confusion as to when to adjust the springs vs the damping. The best way to look at it is that springs are static and will always react the same way to a given force. If you apply 50 lbs of pressure it will always compress the same amount. Springs will dictate how the bike sits under any given load.Damping is dynamic and will respond differently depending on the...

ADV Bike Setup

ADV bikes have become incredibly popular in recent years and for good reason- they are very fun and extremely versatile. One of the most overlooked things I have seen among many ADV riders is proper bike setup. Since the load changes regularly on these bikes, it is very important to verify your suspension is setup correctly so the bike handles properly. A heavy load in the rear will cause the bike...

Some Insight on Air Forks

Air forks are not a new thing. The first air forks were seen in the 60s and 70s but never really took hold. They are back now and seen on many production bikes but they are very complicated to setup. The problem with air forks is that they react the exact opposite to heat as a traditional spring fork. As you ride the air heats up and expands causing the fork to get stiffer as it heats up where a...

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