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 as the quick turn pre load for the rear...worth every cent). Without exaggeration, it feels like a different bike. Period. Thank you again for the great service along with the fantastic product, and I plan to send you my shock at the end of this season for a service
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 SS brake lines. With this suspension, and some decent brakes, the DR will be a formatable back road, and dirt road weapon
I'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.
Just 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.
” 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.”
” 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. “
"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!"
“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.”
“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.”
“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 forward to future business with Cogent Dynamics.”
“Cogent revalved shock in the back & straight rate springs in the front. I even repurposed one of your parts bag labels as a sticker! The Fatass Supermoto is a primo canyon carver, but also functions quite well in the real world. Thanks for such great products.”
Suzuki DR650 Supermoto Conversion
“The Mojave shock along with Cogent’s DDC’s totally transformed my DR650. On my ride around South America, it allowed me to ride comfortably on a loaded bike on terrain most others suffered through. Two-up, one-up, challenging dirt, washboard, you name it – my DR’s suspension felt like a part of me."
Suzuki DR650, North Carolina
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