ALPHA SUSPENSION SET-UP - News and Clinic Dates
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NEWS 

 


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2017

If you want me to travel to yours to set your bikes' suspension settings contact me to discuss. Maybe, invite some friends and have a suspension "party" to reduce costs.

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Suspension School

I'm thinking of running a suspension school to explain all the basics of suspension set up. This will cover purpose of SAG, rebound and compression damping (high and low speed). How to set the suspension of a motorcycle for a given rider to achieve balance and control. Some common issues encountered. An overview of the differences between Right Way up, Upside Down and Big Piston Forks, where to find the adjusters and what to do with them. The link between suspension set up and geometry. 
Please send an email in the first instance to register your interest to john@alphasuspensionset-up.co.uk .

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My Moto Clinic Saturday 24th June 2017
I am pleased to announce that I will be at My Moto , Overland Park, Geldard Road, Gildersome, Leeds, LS27 7JN On Saturday 24th June 2017 to provide a suspension set-up clinic.

It is possible to turn up on the day, however, I strongly advise that you pre book your preferred time as these clinics are really popular. Check for available slots.


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My Moto Clinic Saturday 11th March 2017
I am pleased to say that I am doing a Suspension Set Up Clinic at My Moto, Overland Park, Geldard Road, Gildersome, Leeds, LS27 7JN On Saturday 11th March 2017.


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Dates for 2016
Confirmed 
****Sunday 24th July  2016 Suspension Clinic****
At the Pit Stop Diner, Bowesfield Lane, Stockton-on-Tees. TS18 3HJ
from 10.00 am to 2.00pm or until the last bike has been done whichever is later.
All welcome, no appointment needed.
Please note: weather dependent, check my website or call if any doubt.

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Saturday 9th April 2016, at My Moto, Gildersome
I am pleased to say I shall be providing a Suspension Clinic at My Moto, Overland Park, Gildersome (same premises as previously occupied by Bike Gear). This will be part of their promotional events and I shall be there from 9.00 am Saturday 9th April. No appointment necessary. My Moto has been set up and is being run by the same team that managed Bike Gear, Dave and Debs.

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2015

 Sunday 25th October Northallerton
I have been invited to do a Suspension Clinic near Northallerton On Sunday 25th October. This one is by appointment only. If you let me know your interested then I will advise a contact number to agree a time.
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Dublin and Eire
The number one location for visits to my website by a long way is Dublin and Eire. So much so that it makes me wonder if there is a demand for a visit to do a Suspension Clinic. If your in or around Dublin and would like me to visit I'd be happy to discuss this.
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****Saturday 18th July  2015 Suspension Clinic****
Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service have organised a Bike safe day on Saturday 18th July at Millenium Motorcycles, St Helens. The organiser Jason Hannah has invited me to provide a Suspension Clinic on the day, additionally there will be Fire Engine and Fire bike, Merseyside Bike Cops, and RoSPA North West. I am pleased to say that Jason was so impressed with the benefits he felt following a set up I did for his bike that he shares my view that properly set up suspension is a key ingredient towards bike safety. Millenium Motorcycles will be also organising a prize draw and demo bikes.

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****Sunday 17th May  2015 Suspension Clinic****

At the Pit Stop Diner, Bowesfield Lane, Stockton-on-Tees. TS18 3HJ
from 10.00 am to 2.00pm or until the last bike has been done whichever is later.
All welcome, no appointment needed.
Please note: weather dependent, check my website or call if any doubt.

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****Sunday 3rd May  2015 Suspension Clinic****

At the Pit Stop Diner, Bowesfield Lane, Stockton-on-Tees. TS18 3HJ
from 10.00 am to 2.00pm or until the last bike has been done whichever is later.
All welcome, no appointment needed.
Please note: weather dependent, check my website or call if any doubt.
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Fork servicing
1998 Fireblade with forks being serviced. 
New Guide bushes, new slide bushes, new seals, and new oil. Forks removed and refitted Total price £160.00


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Potential Suspension Clinic London Area
Please see the attached link on the Suzuki GSXR forum asking if there is enough interest to invite me down to London and keep the cost to £30.00 per bike. If you're in the South East area and are interested in having the suspension on your bike set up for you then please respond to the link. For me, it doesn't have to be a Suzuki its just a question of raising enough interest. I'm look forward to a trip down South :-)
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****Sunday 15th March  2015 Suspension Clinic****
( Suspension Clinic at Bike gear confirmed)
At Bike Gear Leeds, Gelderd Road, Gildersome, West Yorkshire, LS27 7FE Tel: 01132 380053 from 10.00 am to 4.00pm.
No appointment necessary. Have your bike suspension set up and browse around the store. Dave and his team are really friendly and helpful.
Please note: weather dependent, check my website or call if any doubt.
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Saturday 11th October 2014 Bedlington, South East Northumberland. Confirmed.

Suspension clinic at Bedlington, Nr Newcastle On Saturday 11 October. If you want to be involved please email me and I will forward your contact details to Terry and Tony who are co-ordinating this visit.Thanks in advance.
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Saturday 4th October Grantham Honda





Organised at short notice I am providing a suspension clinic at Grantham Honda end of year party. Saturday 4th October from 9.00am.

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Suspension Clinic leicester 14th Septmber

Thanks to Javeed for coordinating a date for me and his friends it was a great day.


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Saturday 6th September Bike Gear, Leeds

Thats this Saturday at Bike Gear Leeds, Gelderd Road, Gildersome, West Yorkshire, LS27 7FE Tel: 01132 380053
I'll be there from 9.00am to 16.00 pm, no appointment necessary. Have your bike suspension set up and browse around the store. Dave and his team are really friendly and helpful.

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Saturday  26th July Team Roberts Triumph Dealer, Conisbrough
I am pleased to announce that I shall be providing a suspension clinic at the  Team Roberts  RAT Pack day from 9.00am. All welcome, no appointment needed.

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I am pleased to announce that I have recovered from my broken rib and shall be having a Suspension Set-Up Clinic at the Pit Stop Diner Stockton. I shall be there on
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Pit Stop Diner, Stockton
CANCELLED AS A RESULT OF BROKEN RIB.
I am pleased to announce that I shall be having a Suspension Set-Up Clinic at the Pit Stop Diner Stockton. I shall be there on Sunday May 4th from 10.00 till 14.00. All welcome, no appointment needed.

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Easter Monday  21st April 2014 Bike Gear, Leeds
This is the first  suspension clinic of 2014 at Bike Gear Leeds, Gelderd Road, Gildersome, West Yorkshire, LS27 7FE Tel: 01132 380053
I'll be there from 10.00am to 16.00 pm, no appointment necessary. Have your bike suspension set up and browse around the store.

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Dates for 2013

21st September 2013 Pit Stop Diner, Stockton Saturday
I have arranged a Suspension Set-Up clinic at the Pit Stop Diner Stockton. I shall be there on Sat 21-Sep from 10.00 till 14.00. All welcome.

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25-August-2013 Sunday Suspension Clinic at Bike Gear Leeds
I will be providing a suspension clinic at Bike Gear Leeds,
Unit 3 Overland Park, Gelderd Road, Gildersome, West Yorkshire, LS27 7FE Tel: 01132 380053
This is part of their Bank Holiday week-end promotion.
No appointments necessary. Any questions don't hesitate to call me

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6-Jul-13 Saturday Metheringham, Lincolnshire

ZX-9R Week-end

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Date to be agreed North London.

Ian is inviting riders to get in touch with him to be able to organise for me to visit north London. If your interested then please contact me and I will put you in contact with Ian who will co-ordinate a date. Thanks.

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I have now re arranged my Suspension Set-Up clinic at the Pit Stop Diner Stockton. I shall be there on Sat 27-Apr from 10.00 till 14.00, obviously I shall stay later if there is demand.

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Sat 20th-Apr , Grantham Honda,South Lincolnshire

Simon has done a fantastic job of not only getting enough riders to arrange a visit but he has also liaised with Grantham Honda to join with them for their open day on the 20th. As a result I shall be doing a suspension clinic at Grantham Honda from 9.30am. an appointment not necessary simply turn upon the day.

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I'll suggest some alternative dates once we definitely get past this unbelievably cold weather.

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9-Mar-13  Saturday,
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Its great to be invited back to the Pit Stop Diner
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  If there is a venue you would like me to attend, or if you and some friends would like me to do a Suspension Clinic with you please contact me to discuss.


NEWS

Earlier this year I helped Elliot Lodge, racer in the 2013 BSB series (British 125 Chamionship).

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March 2013 VERY Special Offer











I am able to offer top performance semi-synthetic multigrade oil from the company who sponsor the World Superbike Winning Aprilia Team.

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Agip Tec 4T is a top performance semi-synthetic multigrade lubricant of latest technology for 4 stroke bike engines. It satisfies the demand of both on road and off road operation, and is suitable for the most severe and varied operating conditions, such as high temperature motorway driving or low temperature stop and go.

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Also, AGIP chain Lube 400ml, suitable for O ring chains with teflon £5.00. YES 400ml for five pounds. (RRP £7.64)

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Also, AGIP 200 ml contact cleaner ideal to remove grease or oil from metals, hydraulic or mechanical systems, electric circuitry, carburettors, plastic parts and painted surfaces. Acts instantly, evaporates rapidly without leaving residues. £5.00 YES five pounds only (RRP £6.48)

All above offers collection only call 0781 751 8087.



December 2012 Review and News

I love doing Suspension Clinics and this year I’ve been invited to Newcastle, Cardiff, Preston, Barnsley, Aberdeenshire, Wrexham, Hein Gerrick Leeds, and Get Geared Leeds and enjoyed them immensely. These have been in addition to the places where I am a regular; The Pit Stop Diner in Stockton and Willingham Woods. Sadly, on the week-ends I’d planned to go to Sherburn the weather was atrocious and so they had to be cancelled.


As a result of this years successful invitations I’ve included a guide for distance / numbers  to avoid travel costs on my Suspension Set-Up page, if you or anyone you know would like me to visit.


I’ve added a new page “What would I do”, which highlights the steps I would take to find good suspension at moderate cost.


For those who really want to improve their suspension with quality after market parts I am now able to supply items from the Nitron, Matris, and K Tech range.

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July
I was invited to Cuminestown, Aberdeenshire (that’s right Aberdeenshire, Scotland) at the end of July. Mike and his friend Roy of Camerons Autotech, did a great job of inviting me up, getting local bikers involved, it was a really great weekend. It just goes to show distance need not be an obstacle for a suspension party.

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April
I'd like to say a big thank you Wes and Steph, at Hein Gericke, Cardiff for organising the day and inviting me down. Big thanks to Chris for organising his friends and inviting me up to Newcastle. Finally, Clive for inviting me and organising an event in Barnsley.

These were all great days, nice relaxed, with friends at a location convenient for them.

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22-24 June 2012 RBLR1000

Check out my Links page for details of what could be the ride of your life, the RBLR1000 .

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Saturday 17th March 2012 Stockton

I will be at the Pit Stop Diner Stockton, TS18 3HJ from 10.30 doing suspension set-ups. I look forward to seeing you there.

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Saturday 18th February I'm in Wrexham

This Saturday I'm with a client in Wrexham and so if your in the area and you would like your bike set up then call me as this will be by appointment only. Address details will be given when the appointment is made.
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January 2012


Great day with David and his friends, Mark, Brian, and Ronnie at Peterlee. The sun shone, though not too warm in January, with plenty of time to do the set ups and answer all questions regarding suspension.Thanks to David for organising this event.

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January 2012 New - Enhanced Service. 

For those people who would rather not remove the forks from their bikes themselves I have created the space to so that I can do it for you. Simply book your bike in for your forks to be serviced.
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January 2012 New - Demonstration Videos

Check the On-Line Set Up page to view two YouTube videos that demonstrate how to measure front and rear rider SAG. I wont be waiting for an Oscar, but if your looking for tips on how to measure SAG these should help.
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January 2012.

My shoulder has now recovered from the operation and its business as usual. Its good to be back.
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Tuesday 27 September 2011, Pit Stop Diner, Stockton.

I have been invited to visit the Pitstop Diner in Stockton on the evening of 27 September. The timetabel from 4.00pm is already full so keep an eye on this page for possible future visits.

If your interested in having a set-up done on the 27th, before 4.00pm then send me an email with a contact telephone number and if it is possible I will contact you one or two days before the event.
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Sunday 11 September 2011, Squires Cafe, Sherburn

I will be at Squires Cafe, Sherburn, from 10.00am doing suspension set-ups. Look out for the blue gazebo come over and introduce yourself.
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Sunday 14 August 2011, Willingham Woods, Market Rasen

2nd visit to Willingham Woods car park, Market Rasen
With the kind permission of the Forestry Comission I will be doing suspension set-ups from 10.00 am
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Sunday 24 July 2011, Willingham Woods , Market Rasen

Willingham Woods car park, Market Rasen
With the kind permission of the Forestry Comission I will be doing suspension set-ups from 10.00 am
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Sunday 10-July-20111, Preston Hall, Yarm
I will be at Preston Hall, Yarm, attending the Ridewell Event, Organised by Cleveland police. Suspension Set-Ups from 10.00 am. For more details and full directions click on the link. Yarm should be a great ride out especially if you ride via Helmsley and Stokesley.
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Saturday 9-July-2011, Metheringham
I will be at the zx-9r forum gathering Metheringham from 10.00 am
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Saturday 21-May-2011, Hein Gerricke in Leeds
I will be at Hein Gerricke in Leeds doing set-ups from 9.00 am.
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Sunday 24-April-2011, Squires Cafe.
This will be my first visit to Squires Cafe, Sherburn of 2011. I shall be there from 9.00am doing suspension set-ups. Easy to remember as its Easter week-end. I look forward to seeing you there.
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April 2011

Thank you to Clive and Anne for inviting me over to do set-ups for Clive and a few friends, and also for their hospitality. A really great day, relaxed, no time pressures everyone got the most from the set-ups and the advice to go with them. It was a pleasure to give a personal service in what was like a family environment.
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Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 March 2011

Two full days of suspension set-ups
I will be at Leeds Honda Motorcycles, Wellington Road Ind Est, LS1 2UA for their open week-end.
I will be doing suspension set-ups from 9.00 am Saturday and from 10.00 am Sunday.This will be a great time to get the season started their location is indicated on the map.
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29-Jan-2011      

I will be at Hein Gericke, Leeds this Saturday (29th) from 12.00 to 15.00. I will be giving advice and doing bike set-ups.
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15-Jan-2011

Big thank you to Dave Moss ofCatalyst Reaction suspension tuning, for suggesting a collaborative seminar at Squires Cafe. This was a unique event with local and international experience on hand to answer questions. The evening was a big success, a really fantastic evening.
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9-JAN-2011:-   SUNDAY      THIS IS ONE NOT TO BE MISSED       

Click here to find out more about a FREE MOTORCYCLE SUSPENSION SEMINAR ( YES FREE ! ! !) at Squires Cafe, Sherburn on Sunday.9-Jan-2011. Start time 5.00.I will be there and also in attendance will be the Dave Moss (Catalyst Reaction Suspension Tuning), from America. This will be his only seminar while he is over here.
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19-Dec-2010:- Free Seminar keep an eye on this page. I may be doing a free seminar in January.
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26-Sep-2010:- I shall be visiting the Isle of Man until1-Oct2010, and so will reply to any messages when I return.
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25-Sep-2010:-   Saturday Attending Squires cafe Bar for suspension set-up, full day 10.00 until. 17.30.
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September 2010:- Website published.
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