Clean Speed Engineering Compression Adjuster Knobs and Cable Guide - Dirt Rider Magazine

Age: 40
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 260 lb
Ability: B
Location: Mesa, AZ

Motorcycle riders stem from all walks of life-doctors, lawyers and schoolteachers, you name it and you'll find a racer or a rider among them. One particular enthusiast happens to own a machine shop, Clean Speed Engineering, and creates parts to improve his and others' riding experience. CSE offers just a few motorcycle parts, but they are made out of necessity. Two of its products that I've been using are the fork compression adjuster knobs and the cable guide.After torturing my fingers trying to turn the stock KTM knobs on the fork, I needed help, so I installed the cool-looking orange anodized knobs. A very simple but effective change, and with the small indicator hole in the CSE knobs, it is easy to make sure that both fork clickers are equally adjusted.

Second, and more of a necessity, is the cable guide. When you add a steering stabilizer (I run the Scotts), the throttle cable can easily get caught on the stabilizer post or adjustment knobs. This can result in an unexpected opening of the throttle and loss of control. The simple cable guide keeps the throttle cable out of the way of catching the previously mentioned items.Prices aren't too bad considering you're getting some custom-machined billet-aluminum parts. Compression knobs retail for $24.95 and the orange cable guide goes for $34.95. Installation is easy, just be sure to follow the directions. Once installed, they both perform their respective jobs as designed, as well as add some bling to the look of your ride. If you have a KTM 690, check out Clean Speed's website; it also offers a custom billet rear-brake lever.

Installation 19/20
Function 47/50
Durability 10/10
Design 10/10
Price 7/10
Installation 19/20
Function 48/50
Durability 9/10
Design 10/10
Price 8/10