The Roll Design and Elka suspension
combo is great on any kind of machine.
But on this Suzuki, it transforms the
quad from a novice-level racer to
with the stock equipment and not
with our new setup. Since the race,
we have increased the compression
clickers just past the halfway point
and made them perfect for every
portion of our test track (
www.avmo-toplex.com). The suspension soaks
up G-outs, as well as flat landing on
the huge tabletops the track has. A
little more bump absorption is provided by the Roll Plus 2-inch anti-vibe steering stem and a set of Fasst
Co. Flexx handlebars. Finally, under
those bars, we clamped on GPR’s latest ATV stabilizer. Any kind of weird
side hits or crossed-up landing was
controlled by that stabilizer. Under
normal conditions you don’t even
know it’s on there; however, we are
glad it is when we need it.
For a little more comfort we added
a very smooth-operating Works
Connection clutch perch and lever,
The tires hooked up very well under
acceleration and even better under
braking. Side traction is very predict-
able. All you need is a little cushion
of dirt and you can rail turns like
a go-kart. The STI/Douglas combo
worked, as well as the Roll/ Elka
At our rider’s feet, we swapped out
our old, custom-narrowed Pro Armor
nerf bar setup we used on the old
woods project for their latest set of MX
nerfs that come with attached heel
guards and very aggressive footpegs.
The whole setup sells for $429, bolts
up quickly and provides a very stable
platform for the rider to stand on.
To cap off the project, Duncan
installed their signature chrome
front bumper up front and wrapped
the bodywork with a new graphics
kit from D’Cor. Duncan sells D’Cor
graphics for all brand sport quads.
Our old Quad Tech seat cover is hold-
ing up well, but the color is fading. We
will be ordering a cover from the new
owners of Quad Tech soon and let
you know how it turns out.
If you have been hanging on to an
older quad like this, spending a little
money in the right places can make
your old ride feel better than new.
With Duncan Racing doing the engine
tune-up and adding a free-flowing
intake exhaust and engine management, the power is more perfect for us
than with an expensive race motor.
The suspension upgrades are something we have been wanting to do for
a long time, and the Elka Roll products worked so good, we couldn’t ask
for anything better.
Duncan Racing is a full-service
engine shop that can build complete
quads like this LT-R450 or any brand
machine for the dunes, the woods or
the racetrack. Give them a call at (619)
258-6306 or browse their website at
www.duncanracing.com for all kinds
of helpful tips and amazing go-fast