All motorcycles come with suspension, and some of those components have settings that the riders themselves can adjust. That’s great if you know what you’re doing. Some bikes have a wide variety of settings for the rider to fiddle with. Again, if you know what you’re doing, the extra adjustments are a huge benefit. However, with the increase in adjustments available, the number of wrong combinations of settings also increases.
Now, suppose you add misinformation into the mix, and you’ve got a recipe for a foul-tasting suspension stew. In search of clarity, we turned to Ed Sorbo, owner and chief bottle washer of Lindemann Engineering – and the person who single-handedly saved MO’s 24 hour Grom race effort – to determine the biggest misconceptions concerning the suspenders on our favorite two-wheeled vehicles. So, let us take a look at, according to the vast knowledge base of Ed Sorbo, the Top 10 Misconceptions about Motorcycle Suspension.