KYB parts are a dime a dozen and just about all WP parts are available individually but it appears Showa parts are near impossible to source. I need to replace two worn cartridge rods from a 2012 CRF450X. It seems that I have to buy a cartridge and cartridge rod as a complete package from a Honda dealer. Retail here in Aus is about $310 each side. I looked at some Kawasaki models that run Showa forks and once again you need to buy rod and cartridge with retail being about AU$500 each side. I also looked at some Suzuki models but they are the same cartridge and rod deal with an even higher price. Does anyone know of a Honda, Suzuki or Kawasaki model that allows you to buy the rod as a separate part? Or any other source for some individual Showa parts?