Some Suspension Porn inside

I asked Paul Bruno at RG3 in NJ to do something beyond their regular Diamond kit for my 2012 CRF450.  I did the Kashima coating instead of the regular hard anodizing and added some extra parts. The forks ahave Kashima coated uppers, DLC lowers, SKF seals, KYB outdoor spring perches and a revalve. The rear schock was Kashima coated, DLC coated shaft, SKF seal head, low friction piston band, revalve, and a Factory Connection oversized bladder cap and shock spring preload collar with anti-torsion bearings. I will post some pictures of the suspension on the bike and a ride report when I am able to test it.

Here are some pics of the suspension when I got it back from RG3...

 

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Hope with all that bling the springs and valving suite you well.

Hope with all that bling the springs and valving suite you well.

I know what you are trying to say, but most of the stuff done over and above the valving has a functional benefit with the main goal of reducing stiction significantly. That is why I didnt go with the plain anodizing on the fork uppers or didnt bother anodizing the fork lugs or shock clevis. That is useless bling.

I have similar mods done to my forks , they are sooo good .

What sort of $$ to get all that done?

Oh I don't doubt those are some slippery s.o.bs

But the 09 needs special attention.

Oh I don't doubt those are some slippery s.o.bs

But the 09 needs special attention.

This is a 2012, but it still needed some more handling tweaks. In addition to the longer link (which is not the best way to fix the issue and neither are the stiffer 4.9kg fork springs), I am running a Merge Racing Knuckle which softens the initial stroke on the rear and I lowered the forks in the clamps 3mm (RG3 recommended 2-5mm).

 

mike

Edited by Tokyo_Tiddler

Yummy!

I bet they went a low speed shim stiffer on everything with all that slippery stuff done.

I bet they went a low speed shim stiffer on everything with all that slippery stuff done.

 

Not sure, but the Merge knuckle calls for stiffer high speed valving.

your running a link and the knuckle?

your running a link and the knuckle?

 

2012 CRF450  already has the longer link, so I just added the Merge Knuckle.

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