(909) 838-4587 ed [at] le-suspension.com

“Every aspect of the ride is improved.”

Derek contacted me with a common handling problem, the stock set up was made worst by poor advice he got from various sources. I gave him some different clicker and pre-load settings to try. He liked the changes, so he sent me his shock for LE valving and a stronger spring with less pre-load. I think he liked it:

Due to late winter weather I just got out on the bike today riding my 50 mile test loop. Profound difference in feel of the bike was evident immediately. Every aspect of the ride is improved. I feel no need at present to mess with your baseline settings as I never felt any dread feeling of being at the brink of losing grip or any cornering vagueness at any time during today’s test and I pushed harder today than I ever have. The shock as delivered more than covers my riding ability whereas the stock shock did not. The bike is a much safer ride now. This was the best bike mod money I’ve ever spent. Thanks Ed – you are truly very skilled.

People often wonder how I can make the set up so good on the first try. LE’s suspension theory is more complete than most. Pre-load and spring rate are worked out with math and the clickers just reflect the shim stacks I build.

The messing with my baseline settings Derek is talking about come from this Blog Post:

How to Adjust your Suspension

If you do this before and after you send me your job, you will have a way to judge how complete the LE Theory is.

If you see Derek, you can ask him.

13 Forks

The Rich Oliver Mystery School has a lot of Yamaha TTR’s for training you how to ride better.  Rich is always getting more of them. Lindemann Engineering upgrades and maintains their suspension. LE friend Roland came over on Saturday to help, now I just have to put them back together.

Ladder Ninja

Had to trim this tree. My ladder is not tall enough to reach the low braches so I put it on a bike table you can’t see in the shade. Climbed up with my electric chain saw. As you can see, one of the branches moved my ladder. I enjoyed the view, thought about hollering till a neighbor came out but my inner Ninja said just loop the extension cord around a branch and climb down. #notbadforanoldman

Life time ladder score board:
Ed 3
Ladder 1
Tie 1

Still Need Your Mom

Got paid to ride a motorcycle at a track again this weekend, always a good way to spend a weekend.  I started to feel bad near the end of Saturday, turns out I forgot to eat, all day.  53 years old and I could still use my Mom to feed me.

Ed’s Happy Internet Game

Find a video of a song you like, share a few lines of it, click on another related song video and share a few more lines, do this for three songs like this:

wheels were made for rolling,
mules were made to pack,
when I get to heaven, tie me to a tree for I’ll begin to roam and soon you’ll know where I will be.

far away from your land of endless sunshine,
their guns on fire
I shall smell again the fragrance of these islands,

swinging down the street so fancy free,
never stopping to buy,
A little bit,
the world would see,

List the names of my songs on my Face Book page along with your three songs…

An Incredible Job!

“Hey Ed,

Been riding around for a few days, and well, just wow. Night and day difference so far, and I’m just getting familiar with this “new normal” before I fiddle with it. It is so awesome not to pogo over every bump, run wide exiting every turn, get crazy tank slappers at triple digits, and bottom out on the brakes and go skipping over bumps. I can not stop smiling while I’m riding, it feels like I’m finally riding the bike the way it was supposed to handle from day one.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for doing such an incredible job!


Please take it easy with the triple digits Arik and enjoy the ride.

Elmo & Jen

Meet Elmo and Jen of trackexperience.com

One of the things I loved about learning to race in Hawaii with a small group of people was sharing our motorcycles with each other. It’s a great way to broaden your experience, it’s fun and it brings more people into our sport. Endurance races are another good way to get new people racing.

Jen has been letting her friends ride Elmo for some time now at trackexperience.com track days. I first learned about this from FB posts by enthusiastic riders who are now hooked. Jen built Elmo as a way to get more woman riding and to help grow the Femmewalla Race class of CVMA, it’s working.

If you have the chance, I think the risk of damage to your bike can be balanced with the joys of sharing our sport.

You can check out photo’s of Elmo’s build and the riders who have taken him out on Jen’s FB page:


Sixteen #1 Plates and Counting

The Mystery School’s Rich Oliver stopped by to visit Lindemann Engineering over the weekend while Tony Serra was hanging out. Between us we have a few number one plates.

You can see my five from Hawaii and there is a stack of WERA Regional #1 plates as well. Three of my Hawaii plates were earned on the same ‘93 TZ 250 that Rich used to earn one of his five AMA Pro 250GP #1 plates. He also has WERA and F-USA championships for a total of seven #1 plates. But Tony puts both of us in our places by earning his two #1 plates at the ages of 72 and 74 years young.

Lindemann Engineering is proud to be a sponsor of both The Mystery School and of Tony Serra.

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