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HI-PERFORMANCE SPRINGS - Fork and Shock

 

The first step to great handling is selecting proper spring rates front and rear. With over 900 Hi-Performance Spring designs, Race Tech is almost guaranteed to have what 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

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►Find your recommended springs and spring rates.

►Long vs. Short Springs Explained

 Want a custom color? ►Powder Coating is available!

 

►RT FORK SPRING LIST with dimensions, rates and travel

►RT SHOCK SPRING LIST with dimensions, rates and travel

 

GOLD VALVE KITS - Fork and Shock

 

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.

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:

  • Reduced harshness
  • Increased bottoming resistance
  • Improved traction
  • Consistent feel
  • Increased tuneability
  • Personalized setup
  • Technical support
  • 100% Guaranteed
  • Made in the USA

►What is a Gold Valve and what does it do?

►Rebound Gold Valve Kits offer the advantage of custom valving on both Mid-Valves as well as Rebound.

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GOLD VALVE CARTRIDGE EMULATOR FORK KITS

 

Race Tech's award winning Gold Valve Emulator Kits for Damping Rod Forks provide the compression damping curve of a well tuned cartridge fork. Gold Valves Emulators improve oil flow dramatically reducing harshness while actually increasing bottoming resistance.

In most cases these kits can be installed by individuals interested in tuning their own suspension. They can also be installed by a Race Tech Center, Dealer or, of course, Race Tech's Service Department. Emulators allow for easy adjustability too.

Watch Paul Thede's video that explains how Gold Valve Cartridge Emulators work!
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SPRING CONVERSION SYSTEM for AIR FORKS

 

The Race Tech Spring Conversion System (SCS) transforms your air spring forks found on Kawasaki KX450, Suzuki RMZ450, Honda CRF250 and KTM/Husqvarna WP AER 48 to a coil spring setup.

Most riders prefer the feel of a coil spring over an air spring. The RT SCS is a set it and forget it solution. These kits are designed to transform your air forks into an SFF (single function fork) style coil spring fork.  

Be sure to select the proper rate RT Hi-Performance Spring (sold separately) to compliment your RT Spring Conversion System. Installation is so easy you'll be ready to hit the track within minutes with this "drop-in." No need to check pressures before each ride any longer.

Springs - Sold separately. In general 48mm forks require FRSP 4466 Series Springs. 49mm forks require FRSP 4566 Series Springs.

FSCS Series Spring Conversions

SHOCK REBOUND SEPARATOR VALVE

 

Rebound Separator Valves replace the Shock Shaft Nut and with an asymmetric valve that flows through the Low-Speed Rebound Adjuster. This means Low-Speed Rebound Damping can be set for excellent traction while keeping the Compression nice and firm. This dramatically increases traction while giving better bottoming resistance.

SHOWA STEERING DAMPER GOLD VALVE KIT - Chassis

Stock Honda steering dampers come with an under-damped feel with a small amount of adjustability. To help the steering damper become more effective and predictable, Race Tech has developed a Steering Damper Gold Valve Kit to increase damper performance and adjustability. The kit comes with instructions for 3 settings: soft, standard and hard.

19mm SHOCK SHAFT KITS for SX / AX / FMX

The stock 16mm shock shafts found on most modern stock shocks are at risk of bending under the extreme circumstances of modern Supercross, Arenacross and Freestyle competition. Thus the Race Tech Pro Series 19mm Shock Shaft Kit was born, and ultra-durable shock shaft to withstand the rigors of Supercross and Freestyle. The RT Shaft Kit is 40% stronger than stock shafts! The RT Pro Series Shock Shaft Kits also include a built in Rebound Separator, and a spring top out (instead of the stock hydraulic setup for KYB units). This provides a more free initial movement for less harshness.

Fork STAINLESS STEEL COMPRESSION POSTS
for SX / AX / FMX

These 17-4 Stainless Steel Compression Posts replace the stock aluminum units. The stock units are at risk of bending with the extremely agressive setups required for modern Supercross, Arenacross, and Freestyle competition. These units are FOUR TIMES STRONGER than the stock posts and are a must for Supercross, Arenacross, and Freestyle Motocross.

See Reservoir Rod Compression Posts in the Twin-Chamber section of the Product Search FPTC CR Series.

DUAL-CHAMBER FORK PRESSURE SPRINGS for SX / AX / FMX

 

Dual-Chamber Pressure Springs are there to prevent cavitation. Pressure spring-rates need to match stiffer valving used for Supercross and outdoor motocross conditions. Proper rate Pressure Springs provide a consistent feel and smoother cornering. RT Pressure Springs fit both Showa and KYB.

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SHOCK RESERVOIR CAPS

 

RT Reservoir Caps are anodized billet aluminum and comes with a recessed (protected) Schrader Valve or, as in the case of the YZ450, a sealed Nitrogen Needle port. Many of these caps provide more nitrogen volume and are easy to service.

SHOCK BLADDER CONVERSIONS

 

RT Bladder Conversions replace the stock reservoir piston with a bladder. Found on many aftermarket shocks including WP. These kits make servicing the shock easier as well as improving small bump harshness.

FORK BILLET RESERVOIR PISTONS

 

RT Billet Dual-Chamber Fork Reservoir Pistons replace stock plastic pistons which have a tendency for failure.

FKTC RP3601 - single
FKTC RP3601 P - pair

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FORK BOTTOMING SEPARATORS

 

Add increased bottoming resistance and damping control on the second half of the stroke.  Now available from Race Tech are Bottoming Separators for Showa TAC forks, Showa SFF Spring Forks, and Show Triple-Air Forks.  

Race Tech has two variations, one for Motocross and one for Supercross to control damping and prevent from blowing through the stroke.  These bottoming separators are reversable to provide two positions of engagement with 20mm of difference.

FORK DOUBLE BUTTON HOLESHOT DEVICE

 

Get the jump on your competition straight out of the gate with a double-button Race Tech Holeshot Device. The double button design provides an optimal setting for varying soil conditions without the hassle of changing fork guards or re-mounting your starting device. The large latching area makes for easy setting while a machined lip and extra large stainless screws keep the device securely in place.

- Available for most minibikes and full size bikes

- CNC machined from aircraft grade aluminum

- Easy install template tool included

- Made in the USA

FORK TANKS

 

Simply bolt Race Tech Fork Tanks on for a significant improvement on square edge bumps for MX and Enduro without sacrificing bottoming resistance. Fully adjustable, for every terrain, the Air Control System allows the effective oil level to automatically adjust for big hits, braking bumps and G- outs. Great for motocross and off-road. You will be impressed! Kit comes with mounting brackets and adapters. 

GENUINE WP SPARE PARTS

  

If you are looking to replace a part on your WP forks or shock, Race Tech has you covered.  As an Authorized WP Center, Race Tech can provide you with an individual piece versus having to purchase a whole new component.  We can even install the replacement for you!  Give us a call at 951.279.6655 for more information! 

PREMIUM WP A-KIT SUSPENSION - Forks and Shocks

As a WP Authorized Center, Race Tech can provide you with WP's premium line of A-Kit suspension with a personalized setup guaranteed to exceed your highest expectations.  Used by many top pros, WP's Cone Valve Forks and Trax Shock are a factory level setup available to you from Race Tech.

COATINGS

 

 

Coatings can drastically reduce friction to provide a smooth and consistent feel, as well as provide excellent resistance to wear.

DLC2 is the best of the best when it comes to coatings. Applied to the exterior of the chrome tubes, it is extremely hard and slippery.

DLC2 Coating Benefits

- Excellent resistance to wear

- Extremely hard and slippery surface

- Creates "factory" look

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Fork Tube & Shock Body Hard Anodizing

Hard anodizing is a treatment for aluminum surfaces only. Many of today's stock forks come with the aluminum outer tubes hard anodized from the factory; however, the coating is many times very thin - wearing through in less than 10 hours of riding. Once worn, bushings ride on soft aluminum creating friction and an inconsistent feel.

Hard Anodizing Benefits

  • Excellent resistance to wear
  • Hardness provides reduced friction
  • Allows exterior surface color option

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RE-CHROMING - Fork Tubes and Shock Shafts


SHOCK SHAFT RE-CHROMING - FORK TUBES TOO

Race Tech offers shock shaft and fork tube rechroming. If you have scratches or pitts we may be able to save you.

WORKS PERFORMANCE SHOCKS

Works Performance Bladder Upgrade (right)

We can rebuild and revalve Works Performance shocks. We have many parts like Shaft Seals and Bladder Replacement Upgrades. Call us.

G3-S CUSTOM SHOCKS

Whether you ride a modern bike or vintage, we can build G3-S Custom Shocks that will out-perform your highest expectations. Guaranteed!

G3-S Custom Shocks can be built for almost any motorcycle, ATV, UTV or specialty vehicle.

All G3-S shocks are built to order. They come with Gold Valves and RT Hi-Performance Springs. Each shock is setup for the individual rider's size, type of riding, and ability.

Note: As G3-S Custom Shocks are made to order all sales are final.

Shocks can be made to any length at no additional charge (well, almost any length).

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G6 CUSTOM FORKS

We are now offering Race Tech Custom Fork Legs for Street and Road Race motorcycles. All Custom Forks are built to order. They come with highly acclaimed 25mm Compression and HFR Rebound Gold Valves and Hi-Performance Lightweight Springs selected for the individual rider's size, type of riding and ability.

Whether you have a modern bike or a vintage machine, we can build Custom Forks that will out-perform your highest expectations. Guaranteed! Please contact us at  951.279.6655.

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RACE TECH MOTOSTAND

 

Race Tech has teamed up with MotoConcepts to offer special edition Race Tech MotoStands directly through Race Tech!  MotoStands are injection molded, light-weight, and the strongest stands on the market holding over 3000 lbs.  Each stand comes equipped with a tough non-slip rubber top and custom Race Tech decal kit.

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CUSTOMER SERVICE


At Race Tech you have choices:

  1. Purchase our Gold Valve Kits, Hi-Performance Springs, and Ultra Slick Suspension Fluids and install them yourself.
  2. If you get stuck call Tech Support 951.279.6655 or email.
  3. Send your shock and forks to Race Tech.
  4. Have your local Race Tech Center install them.

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LOWERING - Front and Rear

If you need to lower your suspension for a racing application or just to fit the bike better, you've come to the right place. Race Tech has been lowering motorcycle suspensions for years and can accommodate most requests.

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