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Dax swapped out my fork springs for me and gave me some good base settings to start with (I opted to keep the stock oil at the time). For me it was a great experience since he let me help and watch and ask questions as he did the work. Later I'll get them serviced by Dax to keep them working well and also increase the fork oil weight to help with compression and rebound. He did manage to dial it in pretty well with the stock valving and oil, although after riding it more it's apparent I need heavier oil in the forks.
After the swap and adjustments I could feel the suspension working instead of just wallowing around. Turn in was improved, and the bike felt much more stable in corners. Before it would nose dive letting off the throttle then nearly bottom out while braking and the front never felt "right". I didn't make any major changes when I swapped the rear spring, so it was pretty much at factory settings, but with the correct spring for me. Dax quickly spotted this when he gave the rear a few quick pushes. He definitely knows the right feel for base tuning and does follow up to help fine tune it.
I'd definitely recommend having SST/Dax give your suspension a going over for the small fee he charges to do it. What I appreciated most was the one on one relaxed service he gave me. There wasn't the large company feel where you're number X in line and you coming in was more of an inconvenience to them. So if you're near him or don't mind the ride down there, it's well worth it.
Crisp, clean, solid, and responsive, thanks!!
The dealership messed up the geometry of my bike when they lowered it. You fixed all that and now my bike feels GREAT!
I recently purchased a Yamaha FZ-10 and the bike was in need of some suspension help. Dax came highly recommended from my local mechanic (who does not tune suspension). Arrived a bit early and Dax was super chill and accommodating. He really knows his stuff and I was very impressed before I even road tested my bike! But WOW after a quick road test I was absolutely blown away!!! Bike handles so well and couldn't believe what I was missing! Best $40 I've spent on my bike by far! If you have a bike you owe it to yourself to make an appointment and see Dax. Thank you so much!
Dax did amazing job! The adjustments he made have been night and day to my suspension! Appreciate you sharing your knowledge on the suspension system and track knowledge. By far, the best investment money can buy!!!
The changes you made took almost two seconds off my lap times at the track!
Brought in my 2014 Daytona 675R today to SST. Before bringing it in, the handling was decent but not great which is a big waste of the ohlins that come with the bike. Dax asked me questions about what I wanted from the handling, and we decided that I could use faster turn in and better handling on the gas on corner exit. Dax made the appropriate adjustments and i took the bike out for a test drive. The steering is so sharp now, corner entrance and exit feels awesome, mid corner stability feel is excellent. Best $40 I've spent on my bike. Thanks, Dax.
It truly was the best $40 I've spent on my motorcycle, I walked away with some knowledge and a finely-tuned bike.
Dax was not only prompt, but got me back on the road again. Full seal service and merely setting fork parameters by weight without bike in the shop has completely transformed the stability and feel. Not only is his work of the highest quality, but he's willing to walk you through the process and allow you to observe his work. A real testament of his character. Highly recommended!
Took my GSXR-1000 to sportbikesuspensiontuning for the basic tunning. Dax knows what is doing, so i would recommend any sportbike riders to set up your appointment to have your motorcycles tune.
I have had Dax tune the suspension on two bikes and the results were immediate and resulted in faster lap times. Most recently he did a full fork service for me which included changing fork seals and dust boots. As part of the service Dax thoroughly cleaned the internals and inspected every part. Now I can get into a turn and no longer worry about fork oil squirting everywhere under braking. I highly recommend Dax for anything suspension related. He is knowledgeable, detail-oriented and most importantly, he's just a super nice guy with a lot of passion. I especially like his man skirts he wears to the track!!
Made an appointment a day before, showed up and he got to it! He even found an issue with my forks and helped me address it. After that he set my suspension up to suit me then let me test it to make sure it was to my liking! Wow did it change everything! Able to enter turns quicker, feel more comfortable through them, and exit on the gas sooner and harder! I highly recommend Sportbike Suspension Tuning to any level rider beginner to pro! Dax will set you up proper! Thanks!
Dax took his time and re-adjusted as needed to get the setup just right for me!! The bike rides so much better!! I would recommend to anyone who needs their suspension worked on or setup!!
Dax did an amazing job on my suspension. He found an issue with my front forks. I had him service the forks. He found that the prior owner overfilled the forks and also found a seal about to go bad. So Dax did a complete service and set my suspension. My 05 gsxr 1000 handles amazing. The suspension is spot on. Dax was very professional and accommodated me with my schedual. Give these guys a try.
The changes you made fixed the problem I was having with my front tire wear. What a difference!
My bike was really unstable and bouncy until you adjusted my suspension. Now it rides like a sportbike should!
Thanks to Dax, my bike feels like it SHOULD. I’ve been fighting my bike for so long. And now that I have cartridges and a proper tune, its so much effortless now. The bike turns is so QUICK! Night and day difference! I will be recommending all my friends to SST!!
I really didn't realize how bad my stock suspension was until Dax explained and "showed" me in a way I could easily understand. Definitely worth every penny spent. When he was done I'm not sure who was more excited, me or him, as he wants to make sure it's set up correctly and you are happy.
Also he works on all types of bikes not just race bikes. If in doubt give him a call and hear what he has to say.
Excellent service and wow this guy really knows his stuff.
This should be your 1st upgrade that you should make when you get your bike.
The suspension adjustment service difference is like night and day!!!
I had no idea I was riding mashed potatoes. Dax was informative, helpful and knowledgeable on his craft. I won't go anywhere else, and neither should you. Don't try this at home kids.
Dax knew my suspension problems right off the bat. He was telling me the issues I was having before I had a chance to tell him. Dax is great at explaining the intricacies and how they work together. Definitely a great teacher and willing to share his wealth of knowledge. I've taken two of my bikes there and I will continue to come to him for my future suspension setup.
Fantastic customer service and very professional! Dax did an outstanding job to customize the suspension for me as well as give me advice along the way. Worth every penny! SST is a must if you're in the SD area!!!
My 2013 848 was difficult to start the turn in and the rear tire would slip on turns. Checked online forums for a reputable shop in SoCal and many mentioned SST so figured I would give it a shot. Dax knew what the problem was when I explained what the bike was doing and the measurements he took confirmed it. A few minutes spent adjusting the front forks, rear shocks, and the geometry and off I went. The test ride proves he knows what he's doing. Thanks for your help Dax!
Fantastic Customer service. Thanks for the suspension adjustment. Makes me feel much more confident knowing that my bike is set up properly. Best upgrade for any motorbike.
My bike's factory settings were WAY off for my riding style, thanks for the changes. The bike feels really solid in the corners and on the brakes!
A vast wealth of knowledge and quick work! I only came for a standard suspension tune but not only did he expertly tune my suspension, he also check my brakes and other parts of my bike. He noticed my front brake was feeling spongy and went out of his way to fix it instantly. Bike feels much better now that it's adjusted more towards my riding style and weight. Also took his time to explain what exactly he was doing to my bike. Highly recommend this hidden gem, and hey, it really will be the best $40 you spend on your bike haha!
Just wanted to thank the suspension magician Dax Vance for his work on my 2004 KTM 525 EXC Supermoto. He said that it would be the best $40 I ever spent and he was spot on. He completely changed the way my motorcycle feels in the twists and turns of a beautiful canyon road. I can honestly say it has been the best investment for improving my riding experience and overall enjoyment of my motorcycle. Hit him up and see for yourself the magician transform your ride.
Dax helped me to understand how my suspension works. He showed me that the stock spring on my Honda ST was too weak to give optimal performance when riding 2up or with gear loaded. The slight adjustment he was able to do, made a big difference in the bikes handling. Now I know how important suspension is for best riding experience. I will definitely be upgrading my suspension.
Honestly, I didn't know what to expect and assumed it would be a subtle change that maybe only an experienced racer would appreciate or notice. I was completely wrong, in a matter of a few minutes Dax had my Ducati 848 front end feeling about 110lbs lighter and changed the overall movement of my suspension from what now seems like a trampoline into a smooth controlled motion. I would recommend Dax to anyone with a sport bike, it really was the best $40 I have ever spent on my bike.
Went to visit Dax again last weekend at his new place. This time he pulled the forks off, fully disassembled, cleaned, inspected, then reassembled with thicker weight oil and some new factory seals I brought. Afterward he readjusted the suspension settings and I took it for a quick ride. The front felt much better and the bike felt more balanced front and rear. The suspension work Dax has done for me has been some of the best money I've spent.
Dax took his time doing my suspension. Being new at motorcycle suspension tuning Dax explained what and why he was doing what he did. He also pointed out several other changes that I should look into. I asked him about buying other parts and he gave me advice on getting more experience before i upgrade. This is good because most companies or mechanics just want your money and does not care about the rider or the riders experience level which could be a very big factor in upgrades. I would recommend him to anyone whether new to riding or and experienced rider.
I went to Dax looking for basic settings and left incredibly impressed with his tuning knowledge. He walked me through every change he made and explained the why behind it. I now know why he comes so highly recommended.
Dax's slogan is right, best $40 I could ever spend on my bike. I had been riding my r6 for about 6 months, wondering why i couldn't get comfortable at speed in the corners. After Dax worked his magic, my riding confidence shot through the roof. My bike handles like a dream. He even walked me through what he was doing as he was doing it and I learned a lot. I'll definitely be back when I need fork work and highly recommend Sportbike Suspension Tuning!
Replaced fork seals and re-tuned the suspension! Nicest guy, with mad skills! Love how the bike rides. Still need to tweek it, but that's cause I'm new to the supermoto and need to learn how I like the suspension to respond! Dax said, cmon back if I need any adjustments done! I'll be calling him soon 😉
I took my FZ1 to him a couple years ago and I was really happy with his tune and setup. Just recently took him my Brand new Yamaha FZ-10 and he took all the rough edges right out of the ride. Runs great and on a rail. His customer service is stellar and is great with communication. Everyone should use Sportbike Suspension Tuning. I can't imagine not having him in the area.
A friend recommended I get my (2007 Yamaha YZF600R) motorcycle suspension customized by Dax Vance / Sportbike Suspension Tuning. He said for $40.00 it will completely change how my motorcycle feels when I ride. He was completely right! I can't believe how much better my bike handles in my daily commute. I feel more confident in my turns and the overall feel. It was worth every single penny and I've been telling every rider I know about Dax. Thanks for everything! It's like a whole new bike made specifically for me!
Tuning up from the factory settings had me leaving on a completely different bike than the one I rode in on, I'm stoked!! The bike feels crisp and sharp with much better feedback to my inputs, a definite confidence booster. Just kicking myself for not having this done sooner!
The adjustments you made to my bike transformed the way it handles! I have a TON more confidence now.
Dax is great! Set my bike up perfectly. He came highly recommended and didn't disappoint. Anyone needing to dial in their suspension should definitely hit him up.
I have taken all 3 of my bikes to SST, 2 of them almost immediately after new purchase to get the suspension done. The difference is HUGE and anybody who gets their bike tuned by SST will tell you, they drive a whole different bike out of there. They have also hooked me up with readjustments, even helping my out at the track. Great guys. Most cost effective "modification" you will do to your bike.