"The best you've ridden is the best you know."
- Paul Thede

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Race Tech is here to support you in doing quality suspension work. This includes online instructions, phone Tech Support and, if you  are really into it - Suspension Seminars. We also have an extensive line of suspension tools. To find which tools are needed for specific models do a Product Search. Feel free to give us a call for more info.

SHORTCUTS:

FRONT FORK TOOLS
GENERAL SHOP SUSPENSION TOOLS
REAR SHOCK TOOLS

SHOCK DYNO MOUNTS for CTW and Roehrig

 

FRONT FORK TOOLS

 

DAMPING ROD HOLDING TOOL


Some Damping Rods are difficult to remove because they spin. Making a special tool for each model can be a pain. This simple tool is a tapered aluminum rod. With a tap of a hammer, the taper wedges into the ID of most Damping Rods, late model and vintage. You may be surprised by how well it holds! Many forks come apart easily, but this inexpensive tool is great to have when you need it.

TFDH 01 – Add to cart

FORK SPRING COMPRESSOR 
(portable)

Most street bikes with cartridges require a spring compressor. The factory unit is expensive and hard to use. This portable Fork Spring Compressor can be used on or off the bike on many models.

TFSC 01 – Add to cart

FORK SPRING COMPRESSOR 
(foot-operated, wall mounted)

The Foot-Operated Fork Spring Compressor is designed to work on most sport bikes and road racers with cartridge forks. It allows the spring to be compressed while the fork cap is removed from the rod. This design is wall mounted and really easy to use.

TFSC 02 – Add to cart

Our H-D Adapter is recommended by Factory Harley-Davidson for the disassembly of their cartridge forks.

TFSC A01  Add to cart

FORK SEAL DRIVERS
 

TFSD Series - Fork seal drivers. Split design. These are the standard of the industry.

Item Code Diameter  
TFSD 31
30-31mm Add to cart
TFSD 33 33mm Add to cart
TFSD 35
35mm Add to cart
TFSD 37 36-37mm Add to cart
TFSD 39
38-39mm Add to cart
TFSD 41
40-41mm Add to cart
TFSD 43
42-43mm Add to cart
TFSD 46
45-46mm Add to cart
TFSD 48 47-48mm Add to cart
TFSD 50
49-50mm Add to cart

FORK CAP WRENCHES

MULTI-BRAND 24/32/41mm 
FORK CAP WRENCH

 

This unique tool offers three different sizes to fit a variety of sport bikes. 
TFCW 243241H
 - Add to cart

 
 

SHOWA 41-43mm BIG PISTON FORK (BPF)
FORK CAP WRENCH

 

This BPF Fork Cap Wrench, along with the Cartridge Holding Tool TFCH 06  fit Showa BPF (Big Piston Forks). These tools are a "must have" for maintenance of 09- GSX-R1000, 11- GSX-R600, H-D XR1200X, 09- ZX-6R and 11- ZX-10R.
TFCW 4549 - Add to cart

SHOWA 47/49mm TWIN-CHAMBER
FORK CAP WRENCH

Fits 47 and 49mm Showa forks. Has 46 and 50mm octagons. Removes compression valving assembly on most models too.
TFCW 4650 Add to cart

KYB 48mm DUAL-CHAMBER
FORK CAP WRENCH

Fits 48mm KYB forks. Has 45 and 49mm octagons.
TFCW 4549 Add to cart

WP 48mm FORK CAP WRENCH

Fits 48mm WP forks that require a special pin spanner wrench (slots - no hex).
40 x 3.2mm pins
TFCW 02 - Add to cart

WP 48mm DUAL-CHAMBER
FORK CAP WRENCH

Fits KTM WP 48mm Dual Chamber forks that require a large 50mm hex. Also includes 29 x 4.8mm Pin Spanner.
TFCW 50H - Add to cart

WP 4CS FORK CAP TOOL

 

This pin spanner is a dual-purpose tool for the WP 4CS Fork. It allows you to remove the fork cap AND by flipping it over, the Compression Base on the bottom of the fork.

TFCW PS38048 - Add to cart

SHOWA TAC and KYB Dual-Chamber FORK CAP TOOL

 

This is a dual-purpose tool for the Showa SFF Air TAC Fork. This tool allows you to remove the Fork Compression Valve Assembly from the top of the cartridge AND, by reversing it, remove the Base Bolt on the bottom of the fork. It also fits earlier KYB Dual Chamber Compression Caps.

TFCT 3602 - Add to cart

 SACHS FORK CAP TOOL
 

Fits Sachs 48mm Upside Down Forks. It is 10 sided and is also dual-purpose as it fits the 39mm Compression on Closed Chamber forks when flipped over.

TFCW 50D390 - Add to cart

CARTRIDGE HOLDING TOOLS
 

TFCH Series - Holds cartridge during disassembly and assembly.

View ►Product Search for applications.

Item Code Fits  
TFCH 01 Most KYB and Showa 20mm cartridges Add to cart
TFCH 03 Many KYB 46 & 48mm open chamber forks Add to cart
TFCH 04A Yamaha 06- R6, 09- R1 Add to cart
TFCH 06 BPF 41 & 43mm forks Add to cart
TFCH PS24050
WP KTM 65 Seal Head Add to cart

BIG PISTON FORK 
SEAL HEAD TOOL

Designed to remove and install the seal head assembly from the inner fork tube in 41 and 43mm BPFs. It is REVERSABLE and has two hex sizes for the two sizes of forks. It allows changing fork springs without disassembling the valving stack.

 TFCH 06  - Add to cart

 WP KTM 65 FORK CARTRIDGE TOOL (top of inner tube)

 

This tool is really handy for maintenance of the damping and spring on KTM 65s. It is possible to use a TPPS 02 Pin Spanner but this one is much more robust.

TFCH PS24050 - Add to cart

CARTRIDGE ROD 
HOLDING TOOL

The Cartridge Rod Holding Tool allows you to more easily service Showa Twin- Chamber as well as most street cartridge forks. The tool holds back the spring allowing you to get to the bottom nut or the fork cap on the cartridge rod. Plastic design keeps shafts from being marred.

TFHP 01 - Add to cart

SHAFT HOLDING TOOLS
 

Holds fork damping rods, cartridges, shock shafts, etc. Unique design allows installation of dowels into the top of the vise jaws. The holding tools hang on the dowels instead of dropping on the ground when the vise is opened.

Item code Fits  
TFSH 10 10,12,12.5,14mm Add to cart
TFSH 14 14,16,18mm Add to cart
TFSH 20 20,24,29mm Add to cart
TFSH 32 32,35mm Add to cart
TFSH S500 1/2" Add to cart

SHOCK BODY/RESERVOIR HOLDING TOOLS

The Shock Body Holding Tool is ideal for removing and installing WP and Race Tech reservoir bodies. Has four pinch bolts and can be used in a hydraulic press for additional holding power. Machined from billet aluminum.

Note: You can have custom bushings made to clamp smaller tubes including Fork Tubes, Shock Bodies, etc. Custom bushings can be made by your local machinists and are not available through Race Tech.

TFSH 58 (58mm) – Add to cart

TFSH 65 (65mm) – Add to cart

FORK BLEEDING TOOL


Unique self-starting design easily threads onto the damping rod. Baffled so the oil runs down the rod eliminating the typical mess. Available as a set. (Works great with the TFSC 01 & 02 Spring Compressors for street applications).

TFBT 02S Add to cart

PRO OIL-LEVEL TOOL


Collapsible tube allows setting fork fluid levels with only two hands. Does not require a third hand!

 TFOL 02 - Add to cart

GRADUATED CYLINDER

Accuratly measures fork oil for filling Twin-Chamber forks. 500cc capacity

TFGC 500 - Add to cart

17, 19, 22, 24 mm 
HEX AXLE TOOL

This Axle tool, made of hardened tool steel, fits many sport and dirt bikes.

 TFHD 1724 - Add to cart

FORK TUBE
DISASSEMBLY TOOL

Remove and replace fork tubes from fork bottoms (AKA axle clamps, fork lugs, etc).

 TFTT 01 - Add to cart

RADIAL PIN SPANNER

The Radial Pin Spanner has many uses. It has tapered pins so it can fit many hole sizes. On many Twin-Chamber Forks it can be used to remove Compression Holders to get to the Pressure Spring and Compression Post. It can also be used as a Fork Spring Compressor on lots of street bikes with cartridges (although the TFSC 01 Spring Compressor is a MUCH better solution.)

TFPS R5701 - Add to cart

FORK PRELOAD
ADJUSTING SOCKETS

Stop rounding off the edges of your adjusters. These sockets allow you to perform fork preload changes more easily. Specially designed for fork preload adjuster size and shape.

TFPA 14 - Add to cart
TFPA 17 - Add to cart

FORK CLICKER
ADJUSTER TOOL

The Fork Compression Adjuster tool is basically a super-stubby screwdriver. It is designed to fit between the handlebar and the top of the fork tube.

 TFCA 01 - Add to cart

 

 

GENERAL SHOP SUSPENSION TOOLS

 

ALUMINUM SUSPENSION VISE JAWS
 

Race Tech Vise Jaws gently, yet firmly, hold fork tubes, fork legs and other round objects in a “V” down to a diameter of 12.5mm (½”). The “V” is offset and overhangs the edge of the standard vise jaw to provide clearance for large diameter tubes.

Made to fit 4 to 6.5” Craftsman vises with removable jaws. These jaws have a bolt spacing of both 2.5 and 3 inches and fit other brands. They can be drilled to fit other makes of vises as well.

Bonus!! Has pop-up pins that most TFSH Shaft Holding Tools hang on. This means the Shaft Holding Tools don't fall into the oil pan every time you use them.

  TMVJ 065 Add to cart

SAG MASTER
 

Voted as Dirt Bike Magazine's 25 Best Tools Ever Invented, the Sag Master is a tool that makes measuring Static "Race" Sag a snap because you read it directly. No more subtracting!  ►Check out the Sag Master in action.

Also useful in determining proper spring rates and monitoring linkage and seal drag. Comes with instructions and, doubles as a tape measure!

TSSM 01 - Add to cart

RACE TECH's SUSPENSION BIBLE
(by Paul Thede)

Based on Paul Thede’s wildly popular Race Tech Seminars taught around the world, this step-by-step guide explains how suspension works! The mysterious art of suspension is demystified!

IBSB 01 – Add to cart

T-HANDLE TOOL SET

Excellent quality, great price. Chrome Vanadium, deep 6 point sockets.

TTHS 02 - includes 8,10,12,14 and 17mm - Add to cart

 

 

 

REAR SHOCK TOOLS

 

NITROGEN GAUGE
 

This Nitrogen Gauge does not require a wrench and easily reaches those recessed valve stems without an extension. It comes with a 1/4" flare nut quick coupling to work with the Quick Connect Hose (TSNH 48).

Nitrogen Gauge - TSNG 02   Add to cart

NITROGEN REGULATOR

 

This Nitrogen Regulator is excellent quality. It has output to 300 psi and comes with a 1/4" flare nut quick coupling to work with our Quick Connect Hose.

Nitrogen Regulator - TSNR 01   Add to cart

QUICK CONNECT
NITROGEN HOSE

The Quick Connect Nitrogen Hose has special 800 psi "finger tight" 1/4" flare nut quick couplings. This simple assembly works perfectly with our Nitrogen Regulator and Gauge.

Nitrogen Hose - TSNH 48 - Add to cart

WP SHOCK NITROGEN 
CHARGING TOOL


 

The Race Tech WP Nitrogen Charging Tool works on all WP shocks with a reservoir. This tool is quick and easy to use and a "must have" if you work on a higher volume of WP shocks.

TSNC 02 - Add to cart

NITROGEN NEEDLE

This tool is designed for gas charged shocks with self-sealing type rubber valves.

Used with Nitrogen Gauge - ►TSNG 02

TSNN 01 Nitrogen Charging Needle   Add to cart

TPNN 01 Replacement Needle   Add to cart

SELF-SEALING
NITROGEN CHARGING BOLT
 

The Nitrogen Charging Bolt is a simple replacement of the standard WP Nitrogen Bolt and allows a shock to be pressurized with a standard Nitrogen Needle (TSNN 01). The OEM WP nitrogen filling system is pricey and cumbersome. ►Read more

These Nitrogen Charging Bolts can also be used to recharge some "non- rebuildable" shocks. ►Read More

SPNV 0512 - Add to cart

SHOCK BODY/RESERVOIR HOLDING TOOLS

The Shock Body Holding Tool is ideal for clamping WP and Race Tech reservoir bodies. Has four pinch bolts and can be used in a hydraulic press for additional holding power. Machined from Billet Aluminum.

Can be used with custom sleeves to clamp any smaller tube including Fork Tubes, Shock Bodies etc.

TFSH 58 – Add to cart

TFSH 65 – Add to cart

VACUUM MASTER
SHOCK FILLER


The Vacuum Master Shock Bleeding Tool makes high-tech shock filling more affordable. This machine not only saves time and increases efficiency, but it creates a "perfect bleed". This Vacuum Bleeding Tool is the most powerful on the market. It is so powerful it actually draws air out of the suspension fluid itself! Comes with adapters to fit most shocks.  ►Learn More

TSVM 01 – Add to cart

 

SINGLE HOSE CONVERSION

This kit upgrades older "2 hose" Vacuum Masters to single hose style.

 TSVM SC01 – Add to cart

SHOCK RESERVOIR PISTON SETTING TOOL

 

The Resy Piston Setting Tool has a M3x.5mm thread on the end but can be used on many Piston Style Shock Reservoirs. It features 2 o-rings so you can easily mark the full bottom-out point as well as the target piston set point.

TSRS 03050 - Add to cart

SHOCK SPRING COMPRESSOR
(screw type)

This Shock Spring Compressor is strong, light-weight and easy to use. It comes with 4 adapters (60, 66, 72, and 75mm) for different size spring collars and both an eyelet and clevis adapter. Invented by Jason Eldredge of Corporate Suspension in Utah, this one is so cool you’ll want to remove shock springs just for the fun of it. ►More Info...

 TSSC 02 – Add to cart

SHOCK SPRING COMPRESSOR
(lever type)
 

Provides quick removal and installation of most shock springs with spring rates up to 8 kg/mm. Features a Shaft Locking Device for safety.

  TSSC 01 – Add to cart

RESERVOIR CAP 
REMOVAL TOOL

This tool threads onto the Schrader Valve located on the reservoir cap for easy removal. (Simply screw the tool on and gently pull the cap from the body.)

 TSCT 01  Add to cart

SHOCK CLIP TOOL

 

Removes shock retaining clips without digging into the shock bodies. Made of hardened tool steel. If you work on shocks you'll really like this one! 

TSCP 01 - Add to cart

SHOCK PRELOAD COLLAR ADJUSTING TOOL

 

This Preload Collar Adjusting Tool is designed to fit multiple diameter collars without an annoying hinge. It features a back cut on the hook to reduce the possibility of slippage. It also has a 24mm open end wrench for adjusting ride height.

For a nearly universal Preload Adjusting Tool you can be really agressive with check out TSPA 01

TSPW 246785 - Add to cart

SHOCK PRELOAD 
ADJUSTING TOOL

Tired of chewing up your shock spring collars when you adjust preload? Well we've got the tool for you! Can be used aggressively on preload adjusting collars with minimal damage. Many people chuckle at this one untill they try it. You'll like it.

TSPA 01 - Add to cart

WP PDS SHOCK NEEDLE 
T-HANDLE TOOLS

TSPS T Series - This is the PRO version of the needle removal tool. If you are servicing a lot of WP PDS shocks these are the one to have. It is driven with a T-handle, holds the Needle, and is self-centering in the body.

Item Code pin circle x 
pin diam
 
TSPS T1524 15.0 x 2.4mm Add to cart
TSPS T16530 16.5 x 2.4mm Add to cart
TSPS T20 20.0 x 2.4mm Add to cart

Note: It is ok for the pin diameter can be smaller than the hole it goes in to.

WP PDS SHOCK 
NEEDLE TOOL

The WP PDS Shock Needle Tool removes the Compression Needle from the shock body on early KTM WP PDS shocks. This is the most economical way to go (see TSPS T Series T-handle version) but only available for the early model.

Required to install a SWCN 10 Telescopic Needle (15.0 pin spacing x 2.4mm pins).

For later model PDS shocks see TSPS T Series Pin Spanners.

 TSPS 1524 - Add to cart

PIN SPANNERS

If you have ever used a Pin Spanner you have probably had one slip out of the hole. This usually causes damage. RT Pin Spanners have a unique pin design with a reverse taper to keep them from popping out during use.

Each pin set is double sided. Note-the sizes listed are of the actual pin diameter. If they fit in the hole they can be used however we recommend using the largest pin size that fits in the hole to avoid breakage of the pins.

3 pins - 6 sizes total:
2.6/3.3, 3.8/4.3, and 4.8/5.3mm

Replacement Pins sold in pairs.

Item Code Description  
TMPS 2633 2.6 & 3.3 Spanner Add to cart
TMPS 3843 3.8 & 4.3 Spanner Add to cart
TMPS 4853 4.8 & 5.3 Spanner Add to cart
TMPS P2633 P 2.6/3.3 
Replacement Pins
Add to cart
TMPS P3843 P 3.8/4.3 
Replacement Pins
Add to cart
TMPS P4853 P

4.8/5.3 
Replacement Pins

Add to cart

We also offer other Pin Spanners specific to their applications including:
TSPS Series - for WP PDS Compression Needles
TFCH PS24050 - WP KTM 65 Fork Seal Heads
TFCW PS38048 - WP 4CS Fork Caps
TFCW 50H - WP 50mm Hex & 29 x 4.8 Pin Spanner Fork Caps

SEAL HEAD 
SETTING TOOLS

Four sizes available. Mini's, Standard 40-50mm, Street and WP PDS 50mm shocks. Allows the user to easily push shock seal heads into the bodies.

Item Code Fits  
TSSS 01 40-50mm Add to cart
TSSS 01S 40-50mm Short Add to cart
TSSS 02 50mm WP Add to cart
TSSS 03 33-36mm Add to cart

SUZUKI SHOCK SHAFT REMOVAL TOOL

Many 50mm Suzuki shocks from 2010 on have an "interesting" piston ring design that seals ok but has massive drag (really bad-strongly recommend a Gold Valve). The seal also gets stuck in the circlip groove during disassembly often destroying it. This Piston Ring Tool fits into, and fills, the circlip groove allowing the seal to easily slide past. It doesn't remove the massive friction but it does remove the shaft assembly!

TSPR 50 - Add to cart

COMPRESSION ADJUSTER 
SOCKETS

Used to service shock compression adjusters.

Item code Fits  
TSCA 01 YZ Add to cart
TSCA 19
19mm Add to cart
TSCA 21 21mm Add to cart
TSCA 24
24mm Add to cart

Note: The punch marks at the threads must be drilled 1 mm deep prior to removal.

SHOCK SHAFT BUSHING
DRIVER SET 

Used to install shock shaft bushings into seal heads. The set comes with 12.5, 14, 16, and 18mm drivers.

TSBD SET - Add to cart

SHOCK SEAL "BULLET"

Shock Seal Bullet Tools make installing seal heads onto shock shafts quick and safe. They eliminate the possibility of seal damage when installing the seal head onto the shaft. This tool is a must for serious tuners.

Item code Fits  
TSSB 125 12.5x10mm Add to cart
TSSB 14 14x12mm Add to cart
TSSB 16 16x12mm Add to cart
TSSB 18 18x16mm Add to cart
TSSB 1812 18x12mm Add to cart

YZ RESERVOIR CAP
SETTING TOOL

This tool is used to tap the bladder cap down to remove the snap ring on late model YZ's eliminating the possibility of damage to the Schrader Valve.

 TSRC 01 - Add to cart

 

SHOCK DYNO MOUNTS for CTW and Roehrig (5/8" hole)

 

UPPER FORK BASE

The Upper Fork Base is used along with Fork Tube Adapter Sleeves (see below) to mount complete fork legs to the dyno. Uses 64mm OD sleeves. 5/8"-18 UNF thread

TSDY FTMB64 Add to cart
 

UPPER FORK TUBE ADAPTER SLEEVES

Fork Tube Adapter Sleeves are available individually and used with the Upper Fork Base. Check your particular forks. 64mm OD

TSDY FTB28664 28.6mm (1 1/8") MTB - Add to cart
TSDY FTB4464 44mm - Add to cart
TSDY FTB4964 49mm - Add to cart
TSDY FTB5064 50mm - Add to cart
TSDY FTB5364 53mm - Add to cart
TSDY FTB5464 54mm - Add to cart
TSDY FTB5564 55mm - Add to cart
TSDY FTB5664 56mm - Add to cart
TSDY FTB5764 57mm - Add to cart

LOWER FORK BASE

Lower Fork Base is used with Fork Axle Sleeves (see below) to mount single or dual tubes.

TSDY FAMB01 – Add to cart
 

FORK AXLE SLEEVE SETS

(used with the Lower Fork Base)

Axle Sleeves are available as 3 part sets. The three parts are different on the ID:

1. One is threaded on both ends. It is used by itself for single leg mounting (shown just below). It is also used in dual leg mounting on the outside.
2. The next type has a step for the Allen Bolt Head and is used in a dual leg setup.
3. The third is non-threaded. It is used in the middle of a dual leg setup.

See the crossection view below. Note - Dual Fork Mount required for dual setup.

Most forks require two different diameters to mount a pair of fork tubes. Check your particular forks (or just buy all of them.)

TSDY FAM20 20mm - Add to cart
TSDY FAM22 22mm - Add to cart
TSDY FAM25 25mm - Add to cart
TSDY FAM26 26mm - Add to cart
TSDY FAM27 27mm - Add to cart
TSDY FAM28 28mm - Add to cart
TSDY FAM30 30mm - Add to cart
TSDY FAM32 32mm - Add to cart



SINGLE FORK LEG SETUP

This is a combination of the Lower Fork Base - TSDY FAMB01 and a Fork Axle Sleeve  - TSDY FAM Series



DUAL FORK LEG SETUP

This is also combination of the Lower Fork Base - TSDY FAMB01 and two of the Fork Axle Sleeve Sets - TSDY FAM Series (two, because the left and right are usually different diameters).


DUAL FORK MOUNT

The Upper Dual Fork Mount allows a pair of tubes to be mounted at the same time. This is particularly useful for compression one leg/rebound one leg style forks. Requires two Upper Fork Bases and Tube Adapter Sleeves.

TSDY FTB2T Add to cart

 DUAL FORK MOUNT ASSEMBLY

(WITH UPPER FORK BASES AND SLEEVES}

 



LOWER DUAL CLOSED-CHAMBER CARTRIDGE FORK MOUNT

For testing Sealed (Twin and Dual Chamber) Cartridges on dirt bikes wthout the fork tubes. Requires Outer Tube Adapter and Sealed Cartridge Foot Adapter. Please call.


TSDY FTB2B Add to cart

 

 MOUNTAIN BIKE LOWER ADAPTER

The MTB Adapter clamps on the fork axle. It fits 12 - 20mm axles, 0 - 70mm offsets (rake in the cycling world). Requires a Lower Fork Base - TSDY FAMB01.

TSDY FAMB02 - Add to cart

 

 

SHOCK EYELET MOUNT

The Shock Eyelet Mount has a 43mm cutout width. It fits most shocks with eyelets. The brass pin pushes down on the top of the eyelet to take up slop on the heim bearings. A second Eyelet Mount can be mounted on the bottom for shocks with dual eyelets. 5/8"-18 UNF thread

TSDY SEM3410 - Add to cart

SHOCK CLEVIS MOUNT

The Shock Clevis Mount has a 19mm threaded post. The base has a taper so it automatically centers wider clevises. It is typically mounted on the bottom of the dyno. 5/8"-18 UNF thread

TSDY SCM01 – Add to cart

 DYNO CLEVIS PIN

3/8" Dyno Clevis Pin is used with the Shock Eyelet and Clevis Mounts.

TSDY CPH95075 - Add to cart

 

 

 

 

 

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