THOR LAWSON'S
VINTAGE and EVOLUTION SUSPENSION PRODUCTS

CUSTOMER RIDES
This page is dedicated to my customers and friends that use Fox and/or Simons suspension products from yesteryear, bought parts or have had suspension work done by me.

Thanks guys!

Kris Larrivee, Richmond VA USA
EX500

Hi Thor,
Back from the WERA finals at Barber Motorsports Park.  Did not go quite as well as I had hoped on Friday.  The new bike I picked up on Thursday died in my first race due to an electrical glitch.  I crashed in my next race making a pass for the lead on the last lap.  It was an amazing battle, the lead swapped 12 times between myself and another EX500 rider.  As I was not leading the points in this class and could not winn that championship I decided to take a risk and make an inside pass on one of the slower corners known as "Charlotte's Web".  Well, I got bitten when the front end washed out and I slid on my ass into the gravel.  No real damage to the body, just a few bent bits on the bike, very happy to be unhurt and not have taken out my competitor.
 
I had about 45 minutes to get the bike back together and re-teched before my next race.  I ran in third place until the last lap when an FZ600 that had been stalking me finally got by.  I did not have any fight left in me that day to make a move and finished fourth.
 
My final race was on Saturday.  I jumped out to an early lead, but found myself in another tooth and nail battle with a young rider who would just not let me win!  He rode like a man possessed, passing me in corners I did not think possible, scared me a few times.  I finally let him by and decided to let him do the work.  He was sliding both tires all over the place and I thought if he doesn't crash, I might not be able to beat him.  I was right on his ass coming off the last turn onto the front straight, tucked into his draft.  I beat him to the line by .07 of a second to take the National Clubman Championship.  It was a good end to a trying weekend!
 
Season results:
1 national championship
5 regional championships
 
Not bad for an aging roadracer on a slow bike!
 
Thank you for all your help this season, it is greatly appreciated.  I hope your recovery is going well.
 
Kris

Jason Stanley, Richmond VA USA
GSXR750

John Kean of Arizona, 1st Place in Hare Scrambles
at 2011 AMA Vintage Days on a CR480R,
front and rear suspension done by ESP.

George Nebeling CR250R, VA USA
(Restoration by Thor)

Eric Vandereyt ME125R, Belgium

Mark Troutman MR Project and Road Racers, Oregon USA

Col Newell ME250R, Australia

Dave Dames FMF CR125M, CA, USA
This bike needs to be featured in VMX Mag, it is awesome, write the editors if you are a subscriber.

Another Dave Dames Reproduction

Col Newell Project MX6

Col Newell Project CR250R

Paul Murray, Canada

Stephane Tirot, France

Dennis Spors, UK

Mick Varsava CR250R, Canada

Mike Corby, UK

Clay Setzer's Hercules 250MX, CA USA

Kent Cameron RC125GP, NC USA

Ritch Blake CR250R, IN USA

Thomas Thigpen CanAm, FL USA

Jon Green 77 RM370B, Australia


MOTOR: NEW: SEALS, BEARINGS, CON ROD, PISTON, RINGS, RE-SLEEVED BARREL, BOYESEN REEDS, NEW CLUTCH, PRO FORM FACTORY EXHAUST
FRAME: REPAIRED & RE PAINTED, NEW PERFORMANCE FOOT PEGS, NEW SIDE PANELS & FENDERS, NEW SWING ARM BEARINGS
WHEELS: NEW EXCEL RIMS, POWDERCOATED HUBS, STAINLESS SPOKES, NEW BEARINGS, NEW BRAKE SHOES
SUSPENSION: RE BUILT FOX AIR SHOCKS, RE BUILT FORKS WITH MODIFIED DAMPER ASSEMBLY, NEW SEALS, RE CHROMED FORK TUBES
OTHER ITEMS: RENTHAL FAT BARS & RAISED BAR MOUNTS, THOR SWING ARM, MODIFIED CHAIN TENSIONER, NEW SEAT FOAM & COVER
MAIN PARTS SUPPLIERS: VINTAGE SUZUKI US, E BAY, SOS SUSPENSION, THOR LAWSON, GEOFF MORRIS CONCEPTS
BUILD TIME: 2.5 YEARS
STARTED: 2ND KICK
GOES: LIKE A ROCKET
Location: SYDNEY AUSTRALIA

Dennis Wyatt 83 Yamaha XS650RR, a project in the works. TX USA

Kris Verren 83 Suzuki GS1100E, CA USA

Steve "Flash" Ling KTM 495, CO USA

Gerry Fostvedt 78 CR250R, CO USA

Eric Durussell CR250R, France

Gary King's 76 KTM 250 MC5, FL USA

Adam Hooper's Hagon Yamaha, United Kingdom

Dave Carl's OSSA Trials(before restoration), PA USA

Mark Williams 79 CR250R, FL USA

Larry Mace's CanAm, VA USA

 


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