The fork servicing course covers the theory side of how the different designs of fork operate and how the individual components contribute to the overall fork function. Understanding how the components work gives a greater understanding of how to service components to give optimum performance. Through carrying out practical exercises and rebuilding forks, students get hands on experience in professional fork building.
The course is suited to those who wish to learn how fork servicing is carried out properly. The course goes way beyond a quick oil change and a wipe over with an oily rag. It’s an in-depth, full strip down and analysis of all the components.
The shock servicing course covers the theory side of how the different designs of shock operate and how the individual components contribute to the overall shock function.
Understanding how the components work gives a greater understanding of how to service components to give optimum performance. By rebuilding shocks, students get hands on experience in the correct procedures and techniques for building shocks to a professional standard.
The shock servicing course is suited to those who wish to learn the correct procedures when servicing shocks. Once broken down into individual steps and procedures to follow, servicing shocks need not be as intimidating as it might first appear.
Fork and Shock Theory
Having learned how forks and shocks function during the servicing courses the theory course covers how to modify the components to improve the performance. Having spent the previous two days studying the components, handling them, stripping and rebuilding them gives a familiarity that leads to the next question of, “now I’ve got it apart, what can I do to make it better?”
The theory course answers the question, not through a day of advanced mathematical calculations, but through practical approaches to solving the problems. The course gives you a good head start in becoming a great tuner.
Have you ever ridden a bike and thought, this isn’t right, but I don’t know what to do to make it better? Then this is the course for you. From the very basics of which adjuster does what, to chassis geometry and good tyre management, all aspects of suspension related topics are covered by this course. Knowing how and why to make changes results in a greatly improved ride quality, faster lap times and a better understanding of your bike.
Fork and Shock Dyno Testing
The fork and shock dyno testing course covers how dyno’s work, how to test components and how to analyse the results, for performance and for fault finding. A dyno measures exactly what forces the fork or shock are generating and displays it in graphs form.
The course is suited to those who own or intend to own a shock/ damper dyno or those thinking about purchasing one. It’s also suited to people who are interested in the process, or those that would like an understanding of the graphs some manufacturers include with their products.