This Old Bike Part 1 SuspensionRideApart3/06/15 2:11pmFiled to: suspensionthis old bikeHow ToExpert AdviceHFL0EditPromoteShare to KinjaGo to permalinkWhen I decided to bring my old track bike back to race trim, the first order of business was the suspension. Many moons ago, I had the forks built up with GP Suspension internals and installed an Elka 3-way shock. The improvement in feedback and feel on the track was a revelation, and transformed a well-mannered street bike into a competent track weapon. But contrary to every piece of advice I had heard (and dutifully repeated), I just rode the bike after that, never bothering with suspension maintenance other than the occasional wipe-down. I know, I know, shame on me. But the leaking shock finally forced my hand, so it was time to head over to see Matt Carr at Ducati Indianapolis, to see if he could undo the years of neglect.AdvertisementREAD MORE: The Basics: Modern Motorcycle Suspension | RideApart A proper motorcycle shop: clean, organized, and well lit.The ShopMatt and his father Bill have been in business in Indy since 2007, but Matt's industry experience reaches back to his 1997 graduation from MMI in Orlando. He began racing with CCS the same year, outfitting his own bike with an Ohlins shock and rebuilt forks. He was an immediate student of suspension technology, tuning his own bike at the track and reading everything he could get his hands on regarding the topic. Soon he was working as a suspension tech for shops and dealers in the Chicago and Detroit areas, which he did for eight years before making the jump into his own business with his dad. Along the way, he trained extensively with Ohlins, GP Suspension, LAKO Performance and RaceTech.When I wrote about what you should look for in a shop, Indy Ducati was the place I had in mind. Their shop is immaculate, their service is impeccable, and their reputation among the local riding and racing community is unsurpassed. They sponsor racers and hold track days at Putnam Park, where Matt spends much of his time providing suspension setup and tuning for every rider on every type of bike, regardless of whether they're a customer of Indy Ducati. They also host community events, including an annual party during the Indianapolis GP weekend.