Slammed bikes are becoming the norm for two-wheel custom trends in the air suspension industry. One of the reasons we’re seeing this trend is because air ride systems increase the quality of your ride without the need for major modification.
VIAIR keeps a close watch on the motorcycle industry because many of our C Model compressors are used in a motorcycle air suspension system. Using a VIAIR 95C compressor in your custom bagger increases the adjustability of your ride height by to dropping to the ground, or rising to stock height when needed.
Unknown Customs is an experienced custom bike shop established in 2005 by owners Greg and Chris Wingo located in Gainesville, Georgia. With multiple years of experience customizing all types of bikes, Unknown Customs makes it happen for any crazy ideas their customers dream up! Greg and Chris exclusively run VIAIR compressors (which are part of Dirty Air suspension kits) for their quality air ride setups! Whether it’s a completely custom bagger or sports bike, Unknown truly is a one-stop shop for everything motorcycle related. All work is completed in house including paint, fabrication, motor work, services or parts for sale. Whether you are modifying custom bikes or just getting an oil change, Unknown Customs takes care of their builds as if they were their own.
Greg from Unknown Customs gave us the low down on motorcycle suspension trends and shows and why it’s essential to run a VIAIR compressor for your air ride setup!
What is Unknown Custom Cycles and how did you guys get started?
Unknown Customs is a full custom motorcycle shop. We specialize in lay frame Harleys, frame rake, metal fabrication, paint and custom parts.
What is your favorite part of being in the motorcycle Community?
My favorite part of the motorcycle community would definitely be the people we meet and friends we’ve made.
Approximately how many shows do you attend, and what are your favorites?
We try to attend at least 3 of bigger events in the Southeast a year and 5 to 6 more localized shows. Capital City Bike Fest and Panama City Thunder Beach are probably 2 of my favorite shows the last few years.
Most popular bagger trend you noticed this year?
I’ve noticed the audio systems on bikes getting bigger and louder. It’s not one of my favorite things, but I definitely respect the sound guys are able to produce out of a motorcycle.
Do you think a VIAIR compressor should be vital tool in every bagger’s motorcycle setup?
Yes… not only for the adjustability of the ride, but also the seat height for the rider to reach the ground. The better you can touch the ground, the more comfortable and safer you will feel.
On a scale of 1-10, how difficult was it to air up/down using your VIAIR 95C Compressor? How long did it take you?
It’s not difficult at all when paired with stainless air tanks and Accuair valve blocks from our buddies at Dirtyworks LLC. We also use VIAIR 100C & VIAIR 380C depending on the build.
Dirty Air, used often by Unknown Customs, offers the most options for Harley-Davidson touring model air suspension. From basic rear air, to front and rear instant-up systems, there are multiple different complete systems to choose from, along with fitment options and performance options to suit your bike and your needs. Take a look as we delve into one of the popular picks for motorcycle suspension builders systems.
Dirtyworks LLC, otherwise known as Dirty Air, has been providing quality motorcycle suspension kits for the last 18 years and specifically custom Harley parts for the last 5 years. The importance of adjustable air suspension on a bike provides top performance, reliability and effortless installation. Height adjustable air shocks let you drop your bike 2 to 3+ inches with all of the air released and air back up to stock ride height for a smoother ride quickly.
VIAIR 95C compressors are found in the NEW Dirty Air Rear Air Suspension System Fast-up kit and all Dirty Air kits, which encompasses all these features. This kit includes all of the components for a fully functional, fully height adjustable rear air suspension.
The best part is this system can be installed by anyone with basic tools and basic-to-moderate auto/motorcycle knowledge and experience including easy-to-follow instructions and wiring/plumbing diagram. If you are unsure if this kit is right for you, feel free to reach out to Dirty Air with your fitment questions.
With VIAIR’s line of quality C-model compressors, feel confident airing up or down on your motorcycle! Learn more about our full line of VIAIR C-Model compressors here.
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