1. woodchuckexc

    woodchuckexc Been here awhile

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    Pacifica Ca.
    For the last few months I've had the great pleasure of working across the street from Superplush Suspension. Not only is James an excellent suspension tuner he is a very cool guy. Give him a try. You'll be happy you did
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  2. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    I've often wondered where one goes to get suspension tuned. In my neck of the woods, we are lucky to find a basic shop, much less a suspension specialist.
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  3. Chuckracer

    Chuckracer Jerkus Maximus

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    Lowville, NY
    James rocks. I'm currently wasting so much of his time via an email Q&A session that he should probably be billing me!

    *hope he dosen't see this... :ear:lol3
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  4. Scott Baja

    Scott Baja el semental negro

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    Location:
    Missoula MT
    He has been more than helpful and patient with me. Plus, I like and get to enjoy the finished product.:clap
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  5. SF_Rider

    SF_Rider Been here awhile

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    James lowered my 2008 990 and worked his magic on the suspension. It's rare these days you find someone that is true to their word, does good work and easy to approach and work with. If I got another 990 or similar, my first stop would be SP. Really like how my bike is setup. And i'm spoiled since I live in the same city....
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  6. BillyD

    BillyD Been here awhile

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    Location:
    San Mateo County Coast, CA
    After years of bouncing from one flakey suspension "expert" to another, I ended up with Super Plush and. James about 4 years ago.

    Since then, I've had James do 6 sets of suspension for me and I have yet to be disappointed.

    Go ahead and try the rest...but once you come to your senses, you will end up with SPS.
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  7. jwalters

    jwalters Farkle Proliferator

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    Location:
    Little Marais, MN
    +1 Great service. Shops like his makes me wish I still lived in the Bay. I guess I'm only a UPS shipment away from Superplush services, but I miss being able to stop down on a Saturday. Good stuff.
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  8. genghis9021

    genghis9021 Arak Connoisseur

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    Location:
    Chiang Mai, Thailand & NORCAL
    + Gazillion

    Kurt
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  9. oscar_champagne

    oscar_champagne Adventurer

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    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    Another vote for James and Eric - great job thanks!
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  10. woodchuckexc

    woodchuckexc Been here awhile

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    Location:
    Pacifica Ca.
    I just dropped off my bike at Superplush for a fork service. They are going to bump up my spring rate from .54 to .64 I believe. I'll do some SF street jumps on my way home tonight and let you know how the big girl feels. Amazing I suspect!
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  11. woodchuckexc

    woodchuckexc Been here awhile

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    Wow. Just when I thought it couldn't get any better. Nice work guys. Thanks!
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  12. knobbyjoe

    knobbyjoe knobbyjoe

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    Location:
    N by NW of The Biggest Little City
    +1 Super Plush did an excellent job on 990 forks. The off-road handling improvement was remarkable. :clapThe turn around was very quick and prices are good too. They are my goto shop now.
    KJ
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  13. slackmeyer

    slackmeyer Don't mean sheeit. .

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    Location:
    Berzerkeley, CA
    Just got my shock back from superplush- revalved the forks myself (took a couple tries, but I'm loving it now), had James do the shock- big difference. I love how the bike handles now.
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  14. c-zulu

    c-zulu Resident Dirt Burner

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    Location:
    North shore of Gitchigumi

    I did and can't wait till the snow clears...
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  15. Nailhead

    Nailhead Free at last!

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    Location:
    Longmont, CO
    I had a long ride on a buddy's Ohlins-equipped 1150 GS Adventure last summer, and ever since then I've had a simmering hatred of the way my suspension is set up: his bike rides like a magic carpet, mine rides like a wood floor.

    Maybe James & SP can bring back that lovin' feeling, because I hate the damn thing, and I haven't figured out how to fix it myself. I found a suspension shop relatively nearby in Vendors, emailed them, and never got a response, so I've been feeling like I'm sort of stuck with what I've got.

    I'll Google 'em & see what I find.

    Thanks for the memory jog.
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  16. Nailhead

    Nailhead Free at last!

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    Longmont, CO
    Googled it, signed up, requested a shipping box.

    Now let's see if I can get rid of the Crappy Suspension Set-up Blues.

    Thanks, guys.
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  17. Chuckracer

    Chuckracer Jerkus Maximus

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    Lowville, NY
    ...and that's how it's done! :D
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  18. Nailhead

    Nailhead Free at last!

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    It's not done yet. :D

    Off to a good start, though.
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  19. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    Shipping forks, go buy a hard case for rifle. Its secure, lockable, solid, not very expensive and your forks wont get there with on leg sticking out of the box.
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  20. Nailhead

    Nailhead Free at last!

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    Not a bad idea, and if there's one thing that's readily available around here, it's gun accessories.
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