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Old May 2nd 2018, 10:16 PM   #1
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Suspension Tuner In Detroit Area?

Anybody know of a suspension tuner in the Detroit area?

Back when I lived in New Jersey there was a place called Washington Cycle Works. They were a cycle shop that did repairs, sold some stuff, and every Saturday morning they would set your sag and balance out the clickers. They had so many people you had to make an appointment.

First bike I had done was my Triumph Speed Triple. Out of the box the preload was way too soft and once I get it set up for my weight I could not believe how much better I could turn. After that every bike I bought went there within the first month of buying it. Now Iím in Detroit looking for another Washington Cycle Works.

I suspect the Pani out of the box is also a bit soft and I would like to get the sag dialed in.

I swear Dealers are wasting money by not offering to do this for those who buy a new bike. Then again, I didnít buy my Pani new.
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Old May 3rd 2018, 06:29 AM   #2
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Ducati Detroit. There are very few options as good on this side of the country. Awesome shop and great guys.
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Old May 3rd 2018, 07:27 AM   #3
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D.D. is the spot for all your Ducati needs!!!!
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Old May 3rd 2018, 10:40 AM   #4
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Old May 3rd 2018, 07:34 PM   #5
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Have any of you had your suspension set up by DD? How much did it cost?
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I have not because I live 5 hrs south and can do it myself. I did however buy my 1299 from them for a smoking deal and have called them for parts and technical advice several times and they are always helpful. Kevin is one of the best guys in the biz and if I lived I Detroit they would be the only shop to ever touch my Ducati. Call them and get some pricing. They will take care of you.

I must also say that Ducati Indianapolis is also awesome as is Commonwealth in Louisville, KY.
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Call D.D. and ask for the cost and make the appointment. Longer you wait the longer it will take to get in there. This time of year shop service dudes are balls to the wall.
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Old May 6th 2018, 12:12 AM   #8
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Call D.D. and ask for the cost and make the appointment. Longer you wait the longer it will take to get in there. This time of year shop service dudes are balls to the wall.

It was a nice day and I had a brand new jacket I wanted to try out so I rode up to DD. They quoted me an hour to an hour and a half labor. I need to schedule the brake recall so I will think about it. For reference, setting the sag at Washington Cycle Works and balancing out the clickers took two guys and 20 - 30 minutes, and it costs about 50 bucks.

It was the best $50 bucks spent on every bike in my signature, especially the speed triple. Night and day difference.
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