Suspension School



Suspension Courses

Motorcycle Suspension School Prospectus and Course Guide 2017

The UK's only motorcycle suspension school, where students learn how to service and modify their suspension through hands-on experience.

The courses are suited to a wide range of abilities from enthusiasts wanting to service their own suspension, through to professionals wanting to advance their knowledge.

Putting the skills learnt into practice in the purpose built workshop is a unique feature that allows students to get their hands oily doing the work themselves. This is not a course where you watch a demonstration, then forget everything on the journey home.

Courses can be taken individually or over consecutive days.

The topics covered include:

  • Fork & Shock Design
  • Fork & Shock Function and Operation
  • Hands on Workshop Practice, Servicing and Re-Valving Forks and Shocks
  • Suspension Theory
  • Shim Stack & Piston Operation & Design
  • Springs
  • Dynamics and Geometry
  • Suspension Setting and Adjustments for Road and Off Road.

Previous course attendees have gone on to add suspension services to their exisiting business or start suspension companies of their own. University students have found that having the specialist knowledge gained on the courses is a useful addtion to their CV's.


Fork ServicingFork Servicing

Professional fork servicing goes way beyond tipping the old oil out and replacing seals. Students learn how the different designs of forks operate, and the function of the individual components inside the fork. They then strip and rebuild forks themselves to learn the practical skills of professional fork servicing.

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Shock ServicingShock Servicing

Whilst people are generally happy to tackle fork servicing the thought of stripping shocks can be intimidating. On the shock servicing course students learn how the different designs of shock operate, and the function of the individual components inside. They then strip and rebuild shocks themselves to learn the practical skills of professional shock servicing.

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Advanced Fork and Shock TheoryAdvanced Fork and Shock Theory

A course exploring the technology behind modern fork and shock developments, and the methods used to maximise performance.

Covering all aspects of fork and shock tuning, students learn the knowledge necessary to become a professional suspension tuner.

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Bike Set-up.Bike Set-up.

Bike Set-Up is often described as a dark art. By following basic principles that myth can be blown apart. Students learn practical methods on how to optimise chassis performance for road and track use.

The tutorials and practical exercises are all designed for students to gain an advanced understanding of suspension and chassis tuning and grip optimisation.

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Best Western Burn Hall HotelBest Western Burn Hall Hotel

Students at the Motorcycle Suspension School can take advantage of discounted room rates at the Best Western Burn Hall Hotel York.

Set in the heart of North Yorkshire, Best Western Burn Hall York has an outstanding reputation for customer service. When visiting the hotel you will receive a very warm Yorkshire welcome and will be looked after by a professional and friendly team to ensure that your expectations are exceeded at all times.

An excellent menu of homemade Yorkshire dishes is on offer to guests and visitors, made with locally sourced produce including an excellent restaurant menu, daily specials, afternoon tea, traditional Yorkshire Sunday lunch and bar menu.

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Suspension Seminars for Clubs and Riders GroupsSuspension Seminars for Clubs and Riders Groups

We can tailor a suspension related seminar for Clubs, Riders Groups, or Industry. Courses can be held at our purpose built training facility or at your club meeting place.

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