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RACE TECH for BMW

 

BMW makes some of the best quality longest lasting Motorcycles available, German Engineering designed to take on whatever kind of Tour from Adventure style or Cross Country Road Tours. However like other brands BMW Suspension can be greatly improved with Race Tech Upgrades. If your BMW has more than 25k miles on the clock your stock suspension is ready for rebuild or better yet upgrades!

BMW uses some different styles of suspension. Many models are traditional Damping Rod or Cartridge Style Forks while other models utilize the 'Telelever' system that incorporates an Shock at the front as well as the rear. No matter what style our BMW uses Race Tech has options for you!

Browse through Race Tech's lineup of products below, check out our Product Search to see what we offer for your bike, you will need to give us a call at 951.279.6655

 

SPRINGS

The first step to great handling is selecting proper spring rates front and rear. With over 500 Hi-Performance Springs to choose from, Race Tech is almost guaranteed to have the spring you need.

Through years of testing and manufacturing experience, Race Tech has developed a full line of Hi-Performance Springs using the finest materials and processes. RT Springs have the highest stiffness-to-mass ratio in the industry; making them extremely light weight for their particular rate.

 

RT Hi-Performance Spring Features:

-Extremely accurate rates

-The tightest tolerances in the industry

-Heat-treated and Shot-peened

-Preset to eliminate sacking-out

-Extremely lightweight

-Made in the USA

 

►Find your recommended springs and spring rates.

Want a custom color? ►Powder Coating is available!

►More spring info...

GOLD VALVE FORK & SHOCK KITS

Race Tech's award winning Gold Valve Kits for Forks and Shocks provide a personalized setup. Gold Valves have an improved flow design that dramatically reduces harshness while actually increasing bottoming resistance (as shown with data acquisition). These Kits can be installed by individuals interested in understanding and tuning their own suspension or they can be installed by a Race Tech Center or Race Tech's Service Department. The Kits include Valving Charts and Valving Shims to allow a custom setup for a specific rider and conditions. Gold Valve Upgrades can be installed on most late model BMW original equipment Shocks. 

Fork Rebound Gold Valve Kit: Many stock rebound valving systems are grossly inadequate. No matter what modifications are attempted, the stock valves will never perform with precision or control. If you race or simply want the best, Race Tech's Rebound Gold Valves are the solution to improved traction. Used by major factory teams, these valves increase flow area, putting valving control on the shim stack instead of the piston. This results in outstanding tuneability, improved control and traction.

G3-LD Shock Gold Valve Kit: Guaranteed to provide better handling and each kit includes a Gold Valve and a personalized valving setup. You may install the kit yourself, send it to Race Tech, or send to your local Race Tech Center for installation. The G3-LD Gold Valve design creates better flow allowing improved bottoming resistance, plushness, control and traction as well as increased tuneability.

Benefits of Gold Valves:

    -Increased tuneability

    -Personalized setup

    -Reduced harshness

    -Increased bottoming resistance

    -Improved traction

    -Consistent feel

    -Technical support

    -100% Guaranteed

    -Made in the USA

     

GOLD VALVE CARTRIDGE EMULATOR FORK KITS

 

 

 

 

BMW uses Damping Rod Style Forks on many models from the Air Head models 1970's thru 90's as well as many late models such as the F650-800 series. 

Race Tech's award winning Gold Valve Emulator Kits for Forks provide a personalized setup and adjustability. Gold Valves Emulators improve fork oil flow dramatically reducing harshness while actually increasing bottoming resistance (as shown with data acquisition). These Kits can often be installed by individuals interested in understanding and tuning their own suspension or they can be installed by a local Race Tech Center, Dealer or of course the Race Tech's Service Department. Gold Valve Kits include Installation Instructions, Tuning Guides and alternate parts to allow a custom setup and adjust ability for rider preference and type of riding.

 Watch Paul Thede's video that explains how Gold Valve Cartridge Emulators work! Click on the Picture or here to view: ► Gold Valve Emulator Video

 

Benefits of Gold Valve Emulators:

   -Increased tune-ability
   -Dual stage tune-ability
   -Personalized setup
   -Reduced harshness
   -Increased bottoming resistance
   -Improved traction
   -Consistent feel
   -Technical support
   -100% Guaranteed
   -Made in the USA

Gold Valve Emulator Resources:

   ►Damping Rod Gallery
   ►Race Tech Gold Valve Cartridge Emulators Details
   ►How damping rod forks and Emulators work. From the book "Race Tech's Motorcycle Suspension Bible"
   ►Cartridge Emulator Tuning Guide
   Gold Valve Emulator Setup & Tuning Instructions

 
Made in the USA!

RACE TECH G2-R Fork Cartridge Kits

 

 

G2-R 25mm Cartridge Kits are built to order and customized for your specs and riding type G2-R Cartridges provide a firm yet plush, consistent ride that providing more "feel and feedback" to the rider. Offering outstanding traction and control with much greater adjustability over stock fork setup this product will please the high performance rider!. Made in the USA with the highest quality materials, these complete kits come pre-valved, sprung for your specs and include tuning charts.

 More Details G2R Cartridge Kits

See Sport Rider Magazine's test with G2-R Cartridge Kits!

- Made in the USA

 

G3-S Custom Series Dual Shocks

 

 

 

Race Tech's G3-S Custom Series Twin Shocks are custom built to order with your choice of features. length and colors. These shocks have been praised by both street riders and AHRMA Road Racers alike in all types of conditions all over the world. Engineered to be ultra-durable and tested on the track to shave seconds off your lap times or provide comfort and confidence on the street; these shocks are state-of-the-art.

Race Tech G3-S Shocks are superior to others on the market in that each and every set is custom built to order at Race Tech based on rider, motorcycle specs and type use along with your choice of features, length and colors and they are made in the USA!  

 

G3-S Custom Series Features:

 

 G3-S Custom Series Single Shocks

 

 

The premier rear suspension solution; Race Tech's G3-S Custom Series Shocks are custom built. These shocks have been tested in all types of conditions to provide the best performance. On many models G3-S Shocks add external damping adjustability. Engineered to be ultra-durable and tested to provide a plush feel with improved bottoming resistance; these shocks are state-of-the-art, every shock is custom built to order based on your personal specs and choice of colors.

G3-S Custom Series Features:

 

    -Gold Valves provide a plush feel with increased bottoming resistance.
    -Personalized valving setup
    -Custom Hi-Performance Spring with rate selected for the rider
    -Billet aluminum
    -Ultra Slick Suspension Fluid
    -Premium Heim Bearings
    -Extremely effective rebound adjuster
    -Low-friction surface treatments
    -Full technical support
    -Made in the USA
    -100% Guaranteed!

    ►More about G3-S Custom Shocks!

    ►Video Presentation about G3-S Custom Shocks

 TNK Replacement Fork Tubes

 

Race Tech is the Exclusive USA Distributor for TNK Fork Tubes

TNK Fork Tubes are an OEM quality replacement for motorcycles. They are the highest quality and generally significantly less expensive than the original equipment. These tubes are made from the best materials meet or exceed OEM specs and may be available with color options.

 

►Click here for more info!

 TNK FORK TUBE FEATURES:

   -   Highest Quality!
   -   Standard Hard-Chrome
   -   Exact OEM Specs Match
   -   Vintage applications (back to 1955)
   -   Made in Italy

►Search for Replacement Fork Tubes by TNK

►Video Presentation about TNK Fork Tubes

CUSTOMER SERVICE

 

Many people think suspension setup is a mysterious black art. It's not!

  ►Race Tech Catalog .PDF

At Race Tech you have choices:

  1. Purchase our Gold Valve Kits, High Performance Springs, and Ultra Slick Suspension Fluids and install them yourself.
  2. If you get stuck call your Tech Support 951.279.6655.
  3. Hey, if you're really into it, check out our Suspension Seminars.
  4. Call Race Tech to order: 951.279.6655 or email Race Tech with questions 
  5. Send your shock and forks to Race Tech.
  6. Have your local Race Tech Center install them.

Resource Links:

►Customer Service Request Form

►Custom Shock Geometry Form

►Shock Spring Fitment 

►RT FORK SPRING LIST with dimensions, rate and travel

RACE TECH POLICIES: At Race Tech our customers' satisfaction is vital. We put it in writing.  ►Read More!

BMW F650GS / F700GS

 

 

 

 

 

 

BMW Pioneered the Adventure Bike Concept! These light weight models respond very well to Race Tech Suspension Upgrades providing a smooth, comfortable ride with excellent tuneabilty.

 

RT Hi-Performance Springs

RT Hi-Performance Springs with the proper rates are a must for both front and rear. The additional travel from a proper spring rate provides more controlled braking and drastically reduces dive. Find your recommended spring rate.

 

Fork Option 1: Gold Valve Fork Kit

Installing a Gold Valve Cartridge Emulator Kit along with RT Hi-Performance Springs at the proper rate is the first option to improving handling on the BMW GS650 & 700. Cartridge Emulators for the Damping Rod Fork eliminate flaws in stock forks design; providing a plush, controlled feel and eliminating harshness and chatter over bumps. Bottoming resistance is drastically improved as well. Handling, comfort, and control will be increased - GUARANTEED! Kits are available for both 41mm & 43mm Forks 

 

Shock Option 1: Gold Valve Shock Conversion

Race Tech offers two options to improve your BMW 650/700GS rear suspension. This option improves the stock shock's performance by installing a Gold Valve Shock Conversion Kit along with a proper rate RT Hi-Performance Spring and complete shock rebuild service. This cost effective option includes a Gold Valve to create a plush feel over bumps, with increased bottoming resistance, and a personalized setup. Special machining and service is required on this shock thus it must be sent into Race Tech Service Department for the upgrade and rebuild work.

 

Shock Option 2: G3-S Custom Series Shock

The second option is a complete G3-S Custom Shock. This  adjustable shock features Rebound Adjuster and come with Gold Valve and Hi-Performance Spring; valved and sprung personalized to the rider. Hydraulic preload adjustment option may be available. Every G3-S Shock is 100% Guaranteed to improve the performance of your motorcycle's suspension.

 

TNK Fork Tubes

TNK Fork Tubes are an OEM quality replacement for Sport Touring motorcycles. They are the highest quality and generally significantly less expensive than the original equipment. These tubes are made from the best materials and are available with color options.

 

BMW F800GS

 

 

BMW Pioneered the Adventure Bike Concept! This middle weight model respond very well to Race Tech Suspension Upgrades providing a smooth, comfortable ride with excellent tuneabilty.

One of the best vehicles in it's class the F800GS is a great bike out of the box. Slightly more street than off-road biased the BMW does have room for improvement. Overall the ride is a little soft particularly in the fork with front-end dive. The bike is also a little wallowy and sits low in the stroke. With our 25mm Fork Cartridges and a G3-S shock suspension mod the wallowing is gone and the ride is much more plush and controlled. Serious Adventure riders should definitely consider a suspension modification

 

RT Hi-Performance Springs

RT Hi-Performance Springs with the proper rates are a must for both front and rear. The additional travel from a proper spring rate provides more controlled braking and drastically reduces dive. Find your recommended spring rate.

 

Fork Option: G2-R Fork Cartridge Kit

The OEM Fork Cartridges are sealed units that cannot be serviced of upgraded. Race Tech G2-R 25mm Cartridge Kits are built to order and customized for your specs and riding type G2-R Cartridges provide a firm yet plush, consistent ride that providing more "feel and feedback" to the rider. Offering outstanding traction and control with much greater adjustability over stock fork setup this product will please the high performance rider!. Made in the USA with the highest quality materials, these complete kits come pre-valved, sprung for your specs and include tuning charts.

 More Details G2R Cartridge Kits

 

 

Shock Option 1: Gold Valve Shock Conversion

Race Tech offers two options to improve your GS800 rear suspension. This option improves the stock shock's performance by installing a Gold Valve Shock Conversion Kit along with a proper rate RT Hi-Performance Spring and complete shock rebuild service. This cost effective option includes a Gold Valve to create a plush feel over bumps, with increased bottoming resistance, and a personalized setup. Special machining and service is required on this shock thus it must be sent into Race Tech Service Department for the upgrade and rebuild work.

 

Shock Option 2: G3-S Custom Series Shock

The second option is a complete G3-S Custom Series Shock. This custom built to order shock includes Rebound Adjuster and come with Gold Valve and Hi-Performance Spring; valved and sprung personalized to the rider. Remote Hydraulic preload adjustment option is available. Every G3-S Shock is made in the USA and 100% Guaranteed to improve the performance of your motorcycle's suspension.

 

BMW R1150 / 1200GS / 1250GS 

 

 

BMW Pioneered the Adventure Bike Concept! This top of the line model is the benchmark that others are often compared too! It responds exceptionally well to Race Tech Suspension Upgrades providing a smooth, comfortable ride with excellent tuneabilty.

 

RT Hi-Performance Springs

RT Hi-Performance Springs with the proper rates are a must for both front and rear. The additional travel from a proper spring rate provides more controlled braking and drastically reduces dive. Find your recommended spring rate.

 

Shock Option 1: Gold Valve Shock Conversion

Race Tech offers two options to improve your GS rear suspension. This option improves the stock shock's performance by installing a Gold Valve Shock Conversion Ki talong with a proper rate RT Hi-Performance Spring and complete shock rebuild service. This cost effective option includes a Gold Valve to create a plush feel over bumps, with increased bottoming resistance, and a personalized setup. Special machining and service is required on this shock thus it must be sent into Race Tech Service Department for the upgrade and rebuild work. NOTE: BMW GS Front Shocks are not Serviceable, use our G3-S Custom Shock

 

Shock Option 2: G3-S Custom Series Shock

The second option is a complete G3-S Custom Series Shock. This custom built to order shock includes Rebound Adjuster and come with Gold Valve and Hi-Performance Spring; valved and sprung personalized to the rider. Remote Hydraulic preload adjustment option is available. You may select 'Standard' or 'Adventure' Builds for your G3-S Shocks on these models. The Standard Build is the shorter shocks for those who want lower seat height while the Adventure build are the Long Travel Shocks for the Rider seeking maximum ground clearance! Every G3-S Shock is made in the USA and 100% Guaranteed to improve the performance of your motorcycle's suspension.

 

 

BMW R60 - R100 Air Head 

 

 

 

 "I've had this bike for 29 yrs (1981 BMW R100CS), but having you guys do the suspension was the single most dramatic performance improvement I have ever made - Truly STUNNING!!"

"Thanks again,"
Dave Tinkler

 

 

 

BMW Air Head models from the 70's thru the 90's are many riders favorite! These light weight models respond very well to Race Tech Suspension Upgrades providing a smooth, comfortable ride with excellent tuneabilty.

 

RT Hi-Performance Springs

RT Hi-Performance Springs with the proper rates are a must for both front and rear. The additional travel from a proper spring rate provides more controlled braking and drastically reduces dive. Find your recommended spring rate.

 

Fork Option: Gold Valve Fork Kit

Installing a Gold Valve Cartridge Emulator Kit along with RT Hi-Performance Springs at the proper rate is the first option to improving handling on the BMW. Cartridge Emulators for the Damping Rod Fork eliminate flaws in stock forks design; providing a plush, controlled feel and eliminating harshness and chatter over bumps. Bottoming resistance is drastically improved as well. Handling, comfort, and control will be increased - GUARANTEED! Kits are available for 36, 38, 40 & 41mm BMW Forks

Shock Option: G3-S Custom Series Shock

The second option is a complete G3-S Custom Shock. This  adjustable shock features Rebound Adjuster and come with Gold Valve and Hi-Performance Spring; valved and sprung personalized to the rider. Available for both Dual Shock and Mono Side Shock applications. Every G3-S Shock is 100% Guaranteed to improve the performance of your motorcycle's suspension.

 

TNK Fork Tubes

TNK Fork Tubes are an OEM quality replacement for Sport Touring motorcycles. They are the highest quality and generally significantly less expensive than the original equipment. These tubes are made from the best materials and are available with color options.

 

BMW K75 / K100 / K1100

 

 

BMW's K Series  respond very well to Race Tech Suspension Upgrades providing a smooth, comfortable ride with excellent tuneabilty.

Fork Option: Gold Valve Fork Kit

Installing a Gold Valve Cartridge Emulator Kit along with RT Hi-Performance Springs at the proper rate is the first option to improving handling on the BMW. Cartridge Emulators for the Damping Rod Fork eliminate flaws in stock forks design; providing a plush, controlled feel and eliminating harshness and chatter over bumps. Bottoming resistance is drastically improved as well. Handling, comfort, and control will be increased - GUARANTEED! Kits are available for 36, 38, 40 & 41mm BMW Forks

Shock Option: G3-S Custom Series Shock

The second option is a complete G3-S Custom Shock. This  adjustable shock features Rebound Adjuster and come with Gold Valve and Hi-Performance Spring; valved and sprung personalized to the rider. Available for both Dual Shock and Mono Side Shock applications. Every G3-S Shock is 100% Guaranteed to improve the performance of your motorcycle's suspension.

 

TNK Fork Tubes

TNK Fork Tubes are an OEM quality replacement for Sport Touring motorcycles. They are the highest quality and generally significantly less expensive than the original equipment. These tubes are made from the best materials and are available with color options.

 

BMW R1100 / R1150 / R1200

 

 The R1200RT suffers from the same too soft, too mushy feel as many others do. We are offering a revalve of the stock shocks with Gold Valve Conversion Kits. We also have G3-S Custom Series Shocks. 

►Get the Details

BMW Pioneered the Adventure Bike Concept! This top of the line model is the benchmark that others are often compared too! It responds exceptionally well to Race Tech Suspension Upgrades providing a smooth, comfortable ride with excellent tuneabilty.

 

RT Hi-Performance Springs

RT Hi-Performance Springs with the proper rates are a must for both front and rear. The additional travel from a proper spring rate provides more controlled braking and drastically reduces dive. Find your recommended spring rate.

 

Shock Option 1: Gold Valve Shock Conversion

Race Tech offers two options to improve your GS rear suspension. This option improves the stock shock's performance by installing a Gold Valve Shock Conversion Ki talong with a proper rate RT Hi-Performance Spring and complete shock rebuild service. This cost effective option includes a Gold Valve to create a plush feel over bumps, with increased bottoming resistance, and a personalized setup. Special machining and service is required on this shock thus it must be sent into Race Tech Service Department for the upgrade and rebuild work. NOTE: BMW GS Front Shocks are not Serviceable, use our G3-S Custom Shock

 

Shock Option 2: G3-S Custom Series Shock

The second option is a complete G3-S Custom Series Shock. This custom built to order shock includes Rebound Adjuster and come with Gold Valve and Hi-Performance Spring; valved and sprung personalized to the rider. Remote Hydraulic preload adjustment option is available. You may select 'Standard' or 'Adventure' Builds for your G3-S Shocks on these models. The Standard Build is the shorter shocks for those who want lower seat height while the Adventure build are the Long Travel Shocks for the Rider seeking maximum ground clearance! Every G3-S Shock is made in the USA and 100% Guaranteed to improve the performance of your motorcycle's suspension.

 

 

Race Tech on the Web

 

 

 Check out these links to Race Tech Magazine BMW Project Bikes and Product Evaluations!

      Rider Magazine Review Race Tech G3-S Custom Twin Shocks                                                                                                      

 

      Rider Magazine Race Tech Gold Valve Review BMW R75

   Motorcycle Classics Magazine BMW R90/6 Race Tech Setup

American International Motorcycle Expo - AIME

  

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Race Tech Booth# 1052

 

Race Tech is pleased to be exhibiting again  at the 5th annual American International Motorcycle Expo 2017 Booth# 1052. The Expo has doubled in size each year and is set to become the premier US Motorcycle Show. 

            

Race Tech will again Partner with Rider Magazine at the AFC-50 Riders Garage hosting Suspension Seminars during the Expo.

Race Tech Suspension Seminar in the Riders Garage: Saturday September 23rd at 5pm EST 

AIME Expo 2017: September 21-24, 2017 - Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH AIMExpoUSA.com

TOTAL CONTROL ADVANCED RIDING CLINIC

 

 

 

Race Tech is proud to Support Total Control Advanced Riding Clinic                

 

                                                                           

                        

Today's high-horsepower superbikes, large-displacement cruisers and super-heavy-weight touring bikes and tall heavy adventure bikes makes your riding skills are more important than ever for safe, fun motorcycling. Unfortunately for experienced riders, there is a large gap between the Motorcycle Safety Foundation's Experienced Rider Course (ERC) and the many racetrack schools around the country. Many riders are interested in improving their skills but are unwilling to take on the additional risks associated with a high-speed environment. If you fit into the "I'm interested, but" group, you're not alone. In fact, if you add up all the attendees of all the race schools together, they only represent a tiny percentage of street riders. This is not to say they are not good schools. To the contrary, they have much to offer. But they are not for everyone. Fortunately, Lee Parks' Total Control Advanced Riding Clinic (Total Control ARC) has a solution for those experienced riders "caught in the middle," as well as those track-day junkies and racers who want to be able to further enhance their skills in a controlled environment with expert instruction. ►Read More!

Race Tech Total Control Discount for Students & Staff! 

Email Matt Wiley for TCARC Tech Support, Orders, Installs. Matt can also be reached at 951-279-6655 ext# 108 during regular business hours MST Monday - Friday.

CONTACT INFO

 

If your bike is not listed in our Product Search, you have questions about applications setup or vintage tech support  please Email Matthew Wiley for Vintage Tech Support/R&D. 

Matt can also be reached at 951-279-6655 ext# 108 during regular business hours PST Monday - Friday.