There probably isn’t a better long-term investment for your motorcycle than to upgrade your suspension components. The stock suspension of a sportster is pretty basic and offers little-to-no adjustability. The result is a harsh ride, bumping and jarring over potholes and possible loss of control over rough surfaces. K-Tech Suspension might not be a household name in the V-twin market, but it is world renowned in the race world. For more than 10 years, it has been designing and developing top suspension components for race teams out of the United Kingdom. K-Tech recently released the Tracker fork cartridge kit for all Sportster models and other 39mm fork applications. The kit completely replaces the internals and upgrades them to an independent damping system that provides compression damping control in one leg, with rebound control in the other. Both legs have spring preload adjustment. For the rear, the Bullit shocks are made from forged aluminum and CNC’d with a spring-less nitrogen gas-charged design. The combined front and rear upgrades completely changed the handling characteristics of our sportster and allowed us to corner faster, brake harder, and feel more confident and comfortable in everyday and long-distance riding.
Suspension can be tricky and best left up to the pros, so we enlisted the help of suspension legend Lenny Albin, certified K-Tech technician, and the Motorcycle Service Center in Camarillo, California, to help make sure it all came together properly.
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