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November 09, 2017

Fantastic Fournales

"Hi Bertrand, my bike is a 1978 Low Rider. I purchased a set of Fournales from you in 1989. Since that time I would have easily done some 600,000 kilometres, on all types of roads. I have always ridden the bike pretty hard and with the Fournales the ride has been exceptional. I highly recommend them to anybody who is thinking of purchasing…

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August 24, 2017

Street Glide Shockers

"Doc, the shocks on my 2012 Street Glide are shot. What should I go for as a replacement? I’m not short of a quid but don’t like wasting bucks either."

-Hendo

Well Hendo, you have many options these days. These range from the relatively budget priced Ikon shocks from Albury, which I ran on my CVO some years back…

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July 31, 2017

Extraordinary Trike

Hello Bertrand,

Thank you for your kind words regarding my trike. I have finally tuned the Fournales Suspension exactly as l like it using the special pump. Everything is holding perfectly and I am very happy. As per our telephone conversation please find attached photos of my custom built VW Trike with Fournales suspension. - Anton

Photos…

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July 02, 2017

Mad Max Reunion and Article in Street Machines

"From the moment you entered the Clunes Showgrounds in central Victoria, you got the feeling you might have been walking through the gates of the Halls of Justice. Or into a post-apocalyptic desert where a litre of Guzzolene was maybe worth more than a man's life. Yep, the Mad Max circus was in town. Actually, it was the 'Toecutter Gang: Johnny The…

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April 19, 2017

BIG LOAD - As appeared in Heavy Duty Magazine

Big Load

Doc, my family history with Harleys goes way back to my grandpa Anatoli who had an ex-American army bike in the late 1940s, many of which were left in Ukraine from the war. He rode that bike for almost 40 years before he passed on.

I have a stock 2014 Dyna as it came from the factory as I work…

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March 14, 2017

Just possibly the longest product test ever in the history of bike journalism.

John "West" Rooth writes about his extended test of a Fournales suspension system. 

Back in 1993 Karen and I spent our honeymoon on my '84 Softail, riding down to Victoria, doing a lap of Tasmania and working our way up and down the east coast mountains home. One of the best months of my life combining the beauty of Tasmania, the…

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September 23, 2016

All-alloy rear suspension to suit Indian Scouts - Appearing in Heavy Duty Magazine

From the article:

Super Scout Suspenders

New from class French suspension outfit, Fournales, comes the new all-alloy rear suspension units to suit the Indian Scout.

You probably know a lot of this, but for those that may have come in late, Fournales stuff is handmade in Toulouse, France, comes with a…

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August 02, 2016

A big THANK YOU to Heavy-Duty Magazine!

A big THANK YOU to Heavy-Duty Magazine to have supported us during all these years through thick and thin.

"After distributed exclusively the Shock Absorbers Oleo-fournales tyres to the technique and materials certified "Aviation" assembled by hand in Toulouse in France, this kind of comments received on a regular basis of our faithful customers…

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May 25, 2016

Suspension by Design - OzBike Article

There are several issues with riding sidecars all associated with the fact the sidecar is only attached to one side. In Australia it's on the left.

Firstly, when you accelerate, the sidecar drags the bike to the 'left', so you have to countersteer to the 'right' to keep it travelling in a straight line; and when you brake, the sidecar tries…

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April 22, 2016

The Grand-Chancellor, Jean Louis Georgelin, in Australia.

2015 will be well remembered for his visit in Australia.

Brigadier General (Général d'Armée) Jean Louis Georgelin and his aide de camp Capitaine Olivier Cafe arrived on the Sunday 01 November 2015 for a 5 days visit official visit.

On 02 November 2015, a celebration dinner was organised for 60 or so members of both Orders at the Australian…

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