Cogent Dynamics Bulletin Board
Hi folks, Rick here with an important note about all our shocks. As a specialty manufacturer of custom shocks made the the highest standard, we use coil springs from a variety of high quality sources and for that reason we have always supplied springs of different colors depending on your riding needs and what is available to us in a particular circumstance. In the case of out “Mojave” shock for the Suzuki Dr650 we have been limited to a narrow selection of spring rates based on availability of springs which suit the relatively long travel of the Mojave and Mojave Pro Series shocks. I have personally been developing additional options by engineering slight modifications to our shock and by working with spring manufacturers to allow for a even more suitable, high performance spring to suit your riding needs. Many of the photographs on this website show yellow or red springs but the photos do not represent the full variety of colors which we have traditionally used. Some of our springs have been a dark “Cogent” blue, dark gray or a black color. Please be aware that the wide variety of rates and sizes we offer doesn’t allow us to specify a standard color. We are picking our springs based on the best quality and suitability to your performance needs.
The photo shows my own personal DR650 with the Mojave Pro Series shock with the hydraulic preload option. The spring on my bike is red and is what best suited my 200lb weight and riding style. I do my best to get out there to test this equipment to make sure we keep providing you, our customers with the best possible products.
Thank you for all your support, it means so much to me and the rest of the Cogent Dynamics team!
Thanks to our awesome customers, Cogent Dynamics is open for business!
The Covid 19 Pandemic has resulted in profound changes at Cogent Dynamics. We have benefitted from and are grateful for the great support and inspiration our customers have provided during this transition. We continue to strive for the highest quality and performance as we navigate the trail ahead.
What life and motorcycles have taught us is to always stay on the pegs, look ahead, and ride with confidence. Only that allows us to make the correct inputs for continued success.
We are fortunate to experience an unprecedented level of customer interest yet we are constrained in our response by our deep commitment to the health and comfort of our customers and employees.
We are experiencing longer lead times in all aspects of our business due to the volume of work and the physical distancing of our employees, suppliers and customers. We are actively learning, engineering and implementing improved methods to serve you most effectively.
Thank you, our valued friends and customers. We remain committed to your satisfaction and enjoyment. Let us all look forward to this opportunity to work together as we adapt and overcome during this transition.
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Born of a passion for riding, Cogent Dynamics is the premiere innovator of custom suspension solutions. From designing and manufacturing our own line of suspension components, to performing services such as a shock rebuild or suspension setup and modifications, we help riders around the world build the best motorcycles for racing, riding and adventuring.
Over many years, riders of all types have relied on Cogent Dynamics for reliable servicing, rebuilding and revalve/tuning of their motorcycle suspensions for almost any bike that exists. Count on Cogent Dynamics to provide high quality work at great pricing.
Custom designed and built suspension components including rear shocks and fork components are available from Cogent Dynamics. Check the bike list for a reference of some of the bikes Cogent products are available for.
Cogent Dynamics offer a wide array of product and services for most bikes. Cogent Dynamics are a servicing dealer and repair center for some great partners including Ohlins and RaceTech.
Contact us, we look forward to serving your motorcycle suspension needs.
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Todd just wanted to let you know the suspension performed well beyond my expectations. Got lost off the WABDR route and into some steep hill climbs with fist sized and larger loose lava rock. Was intimidating but suspension kept me hooked up and was able to get me up and out of that. Total trip was 1565 miles about 700 of it off road. Was packing about 80lbs. Total weight of the bike wet was somewhere around 575lbs.The coil you recommended work perfect for that weight.
Thanks Again From A Very Satisfied Customer
I had been meaning to write sooner and tell you how much I enjoyed riding my KLR after doing the rear shock(Moab) and front spring & cartridge upgrades . The bike feels COMPLETELY different (and the adjustable pre-load caps are so sweet, its more agile now loaded with all my gear than empty with stock suspension). No more front end wallowing (at any speed), and now stiffer pre-load on the front gives massive confidence in controlling that bike (and when you ride loaded up with weight one day, then bare the next it’s well worth the adjustable caps, as well
Just wanted to let you know the install of the Vstrom suspension was a breeze. I've only just now returned from a 65 mile test run up the mountain. Wow! It's like a whole new bike. Excellent combination of handling and ride quality.
After installing the shock, DDC valves, springs, oil and adjustable preload caps on my 2005 Suzuki DR650, I took it out for a test ride.Wow, just a totally different bike. The ride is supple over small road irregularities, yet firm. It no longer dives under braking, no longer pogos fore and aft under shifting, it just feels planted, very confidence inspiring. After the test ride, one more installation took place, Cogent Dynamic stickers on both forks and both sides of the swingarm. I've ordered some H-H brake pads and will install these, after evaluation of the pads I may order
Suzuki DR650I'm extremely impressed with your product. I'm sure you've heard tons from other people going on about how much they like them, so I won't bother blabbering on too much. You folks at Cogent have developed an excellent product that works. And it really works well. Also, the customer service I received was some of the best I had in a long time. Because of this, I look forward to dealing with you again in the future. Thank you so much for helping transform my bike into a machine I truly love riding.
JeffreyJust wanted to thank you for you great customer service, advice and the fast shipping! I just finished the installation of the DDCs and new springs and took the bike out for a ride!! I can't describe to you how pleased I'm with the improvement. No more scary dive under hard braking, no more finding a sloped area to park so the bike doesn't fall off the kickstand, yet still a very comfortable and stable bike. Installation couldn't be any easier and instructions where very clear and helpful.
Miguel” Upgrading to Cogent forks, DDCs and the Moab shock has completely transformed our motorcycle-sidecar. The KLR650’s suspension simply isn’t meant to withstand the additional weight of a sidecar – especially with a puppy passenger and gear."
Mallory & Baylor the Dog“Just wanted to let you know that the spring change on my shock made a big difference. The bike feels a lot firmer in the back, and doesn’t bottom out in places that it used to. It’s also back at the normal ride height. Thanks a lot. It was a pleasure doing business with you, and when it’s time for a total shock replacement, you’ll be the first one I call.”
Ron” It’s been a while but just wanted to let you know that the money spent on the KLR shocks was the best investment in any bike I have owned. The bike was transformed and I still love scooting around on it. “
KLR650"I just wanted to say THANK YOU for the INCREDIBLE job you guys did on the suspension of my Triumph Tiger 955i. The DDC forks upgrade and the new Penske shock are just SUBLIME! The bike is absolutely transformed, from feeling like an early ’90’s bike to a modern, well-developed (albeit still heavy!) trail bike. It feels as good to me as the 2012 BMW R1200GS that I recently rode on dirt tracks. Absolutely stunning transformation! Thanks again!"
Triumph Tiger“Need to show Cogent some love. Spent the week dual sporting over some pretty difficult terrain in the Colorado Rockies on a DRZ400 with Cogent Dynamics suspension. The bike worked awesome! Cogent made all the difference when the trails got really rough and rocky.”
Suzuki DRZ400“We had some great rides the last 6000km to give the Cogent suspension a work out and make sure they will work on the DR’s for the Americas overland trip. And they work like a bomb! Thanks Rick, Todd and everybody else at Cogent.”
Suzuki DR650“Wanted to thank the Cogent Dynamic team for the exceptional work they did on my fz-09. Like my buddy says I am not getting a paycheck to ride, so I am not Valentino Rossi. I am a weekend warrior that truly enjoys riding and Cogent Dynamics was able to develop a solution that was affordable for me. I was able to test their work a little but will put it through extensive field testing over the next few months. So far I am very happy with the results. Customer service and quality of the product were top notch. I look
Yamaha FZ-092008 KLR650 Moab. 100,000 plus miles. Still going great. If you want more details; 5 trips to Mexico, Alberta and British Colombia, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, 43 US States. Thank you. Brian