Motorcycle suspension services

Set-up, servicing & reconditioning

Motorcycle Suspension Specialists

Set up for optimum handling & control

JHS Racing are Öhlins-trained motorcycle suspension specialists as well as being a K-tech suspension authorised UK dealer.
We provide suspension set-up, optimisation, installation, servicing and refurbishment for any type of motorcycle and for any manufacturer’s suspension components. We also sell a wide range of the highest quality suspension components from Öhlins, K-tech, Nitron, Andreani, Hagon, HyperPro and YSS.

Suspension servicing & reconditioning

Motorcycle suspension servicing

Our Öhlins trained and certified personnel can service and recondition motorcycle suspension – forks and shock absorbers – from any manufacturer.

Shock absorber full service is £130 + VAT (includes shaft seal, wiper seal, suspension fluid and gas – unserviceable parts are chargeable in addition)

Twin-shock servicing £260 +VAT.

Fork service is £175 + VAT (including seals and suspension fluid).

Ducati Multistrada Öhlins forks serviced for £120 +VAT plus cost of the seals.

Prices above are based on JHS Racing being supplied with loose shock absorber or fork units. However, for a small additional charge, you can take advantage of our ride-in, ride-out service!

Suspension setup & optimisation

Suspension setup
Ride-in, ride-out motorcycle suspension set-up service
Motorcycle suspension set-up service in Bristol. We will correctly set the front and rear static sag, then make adjustments to compression and rebound damping to allow controlled and compliant movement of the units. This provides the rider with the positive ride required. Your bike’s suspension will be optimally set up for you, whether for road riding or track use.
Static suspension set-up service:

Static suspension set-up (manual suspension) £49.99
Static suspension set-up (electronic suspension) £54.99

Call in or contact us for details.

Feel the benefit of optimised suspension
Motorcycle suspension must fulfil many complex engineering challenges. Of course it is there to provide you with a smooth, comfortable riding experience. But, beyond that, it also plays a vital role in the way a bike handles and how effectively it responds to braking forces. Above all else the role of suspension is to keep the tyres in contact with the road.

Most motorcycle suspension provides some degree of adjustment. The ‘factory settings’ are based upon a notional average rider, but so many variables can determine how suspension responds to specific riders and riding styles that there will almost always be tangible benefits from specific, individual configuration and set-up.

Even the most basic attention to achieving a custom set-up for your bike’s suspension – i.e. setting the suspension to suit you, your weight, size and riding style – will yield positive results. This is why our ‘static suspension set-up’ service, at just £49.99, must qualify as one of the most affordable performance investments you could make for your motorcycle.

We can also advise on the best tyres for your bike and riding style, assess tyre wear and condition, and adjust pressures to suit rider and machine.

Getting the power down
As a specialist engine tuning company and builders of highly competitive racing motorcycles we know that, in terms of overall performance enhancement, the engine is only one part of the equation when it comes to making a fast motorcycle; put simply, there’s little point in having power unless you can make best use of it. Suspension is one of the critical areas of a motorcycle’s dynamics that enable you to exploit a powerful engine – in terms of braking, corner speed, stability, and the ability to get the power down on corner exits. Those Öhlins and Bridgestone engineers in the MotoGP pit garages are there for a reason – suspension and tyres can be the key factors when it comes to achieving the fastest laps.

Upgrading suspension
Standard suspension on many motorcycles is a common area where manufacturers will make cost savings, especially so with more ‘budget’ models. Standard suspension will frequently be functionally adequate but cannot provide the levels of refinement available from top quality, precision engineered components.

Moreover, suspension components work hard over their lifetime; performance and effectiveness degrade with mileage. While stock motorcycle suspension can be reconditioned or uprated – a service we provide – it can often be more cost-effective, and deliver a more satisfactory result, to replace tired or worn suspension, especially rear shock absorbers, with higher-spec after-market components.

If you want to fulfil the true potential of your motorcycle’s handling – and extend your own potential and capabilities as a rider – then you should opt for the best, precision engineered, after-market components you can afford, in combination with custom set-up to optimise them for your personal riding style.

We supply a wide range of excellent replacement suspension components, fork springs, cartridge kits and shock absorbers to suit every type of motorcycle and every budget.

Mail order suspension service

Mail Order Suspension Servicing

Suspension servicing is available by mail order.
We can even arrange collection of your forks or shock (or both). When using this service forks/shock must be packaged and ready to collect by courier.

Please telephone 0117 986 8844 for more information.

Ohlins service centre Bristol Bath

JHS Racing are an official Öhlins Service Centre. Sales & servicing for the entire Öhlins product range from shock absorbers to cartridge kits. Click here for our Öhlins page.

K-Tech suspension specialists

We are an official UK Premier Dealer for K-tech Suspension. Authorised to supply, install & service K-tech’s range of motorcycle fork upgrades and replacement shock absorbers. Click here for our K-tech page.

Bitubo suspension

South-west agents for Bitubo suspension products. Precision and quality from this long-established Italian manufacturer with a strong racing heritage.

We also supply, install and service suspension products from these manufacturers. Find out more on our Suspension Products page.

Hagon shocks
Nitron shock absorbers
Hyperpro suspension
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Andreani motorcycle suspension
Motul oils & fluids

Alastair & Chris from 44 Teeth visit the JHS workshop while James performs a full service to recondition a tired Öhlins TTX shock.

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