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  1. mx4life320

    TTR 125 Shock

    I am trying to rebuild a ttr 125le shock. For the life of me i cant find the the parts. except from racetech.com. Are they the only ones to get parts from? Has anyone else tried to do this?
  2. So this isn't EXACTLY make and model specific, but I suppose if you know what bikes I'm talking about it would help. I have two classic dirt bikes: a 1976 Suzuki RM250, and a 1979 Kawasaki KLX250. Needless to say, the shocks have never been touched and are completely shot. (I'm talking leaking oil and everything) I've never ridden anything else and didn't know better until a buddy rode one and told me he didn't know how I was riding it at all- that there was next to zero control of the rear end. I rode his 2015 Honda and so now I know. Minus the backstory: I have two classic dirt bikes that are in desperate need of attention. A 1976 Suzuki RM250, and a 1979 Kawasaki KLX250. Do I rebuild the factory shocks or buy new ones? thanks!
  3. Goon Rides

    How can I make my bike faster?

    I've heard if you put VForce Reeds, properly jet your carb and clean the carb, change the exhaust pipe, clean the airbox and put a new air filter, and properly fix the shocks to match your weight, you can gain a ton of power?
  4. cookiebox

    Oil Trickling in Shocks

    I just picked up my front shocks from being serviced by Rocky Mountain ATV. I noticed the sound of oil trickling in one of them when I picked it up after it had been inverted. I know there is air in the system, but I do not remember them making that sound before they were serviced. Is this okay? Is it normal?
  5. kenbrough

    2016 TTR 230 Suspension

    The standard front shocking is too soft and making my ttr 230 squirrelly and hard to control. I cannot find any way of beefing up the suspension and I cannot find any companies that offer stiffer springs. I weigh 210 lbs. Any suggestions to improve the suspension?
  6. I was thinking just how good John Hlebo's stock shock modification was after I reinstalled it, replacing the CR85. I needed to experiment the difference for my own knowledge. To be honest with you guys, if you're not going out to win races the Hlebo will handle 85% of any condition thrown its way. Sense I motocross my bike often, I needed more shock settings for different tracks. But it donned on me, those who will never see a motocross track, actually don't need the CR85 shock. Nor do they the Hagon, Fox, or Works shock. On the other hand if your plans are to be an aggressive enduro racer, or motocross rider. Hlebo or Bruce Triplett shock isn't the shock for you. Like I said, I recently stepped back in time for a retake on Hlebo's modified shock. I can't stress this fact enough, Hlebo modified shock may work well for most in 85% of all conditions...I say this after reinstalling the Hlebo modified shock. Of course the CR85 shock is better. But is it so much better that I couldn't live with Hlebo?...The answer to that question is hell no! Hlebo does excellent work, tho as of late, his customer service has been in the toilet. The man really know how to build a shock. I say this because a lot of us are chasing our tails, trying to find better. Hlebo may of strayed due to family issues...I don't know. But I'd love to hear John and his family have worked out their personal bugs, so he may get back to work for the new comers. Plus his work saved us a ton of money...This one for you John.
  7. gmtech16450yz (motobark)

    Thanks Dave J- Smart Performance!!!

    Wow, it's been a few years since I've been on here. Glad to see old farts like greyracer are still on here helping guys out. I recently had an experience that I had to pass along though so I thought I'd log in here and see what's up. I was going through one of my favorite bikes, my "old" '06 YZ450. (I recently rode a couple '17 KTM's and it made me appreciate my YZ even more.) While I was freshening up the suspension, I thought I'd lower it a little bit in the process. I've always been happy with the suspension on that bike so I didn't want to go crazy with big changes, just a little tweaking. Anyway, I needed some shock oil and seals and I wanted to see if anyone local had any in stock. (Something that is getting harder and harder to do. For the local SF Bay Area people, we just lost Zoom Cycles, THE go-to parts and accessories store for the last 45 years.) I do a little google searching and find Dave Johnson of Smart Performance is local to me. I give him a call and sure enough, he has everything I would possibly need for any suspension work I wanted to do. He puts together an order and I drive over to pick it up. I'm greeted by an obviously VERY intelligent, articulate, helpful and nice guy. I show him what I'm doing and he gives me tons of ideas and suggestions. I leave with everything I would need to build the shock and fill it with oil and nitrogen myself. The next day I realize that having a guy that's done hundreds, if not thousands of shock rebuilds purge the oil of bubbles in a vacuum chamber he built just for that purpose would probably be better than me trying to do it myself. I asked him if he would vacuum and charge the shock and he said no problem, bring it down! When I went back to have him do the shock, I also brought my fork parts to ask him about lowering ideas. Again, he gave me a ton of excellent information and some upgrade parts to put into the forks in the process. I left with a filled and charged shock in my hand that I had 100% confidence in it being filled perfectly with all air purged properly. I then spent some time on my lathe making a couple spacers for lowering the forks. Just for the h#ll of it, I thought I'd send him some pictures of what I came up with. AGAIN, he gave me his invaluable input and suggestions and it pushed me to make another set of spacers that I could be absolutely positive would work perfectly and dependably. I'm generally a pretty independent thinker and worker. When somebody influences me to be BETTER than I think I can be or do, that impresses me A LOT. Dave's suggestions and thoughts "pushed" me to do a better job and come up with a better final solution. For that, I wanted to return the favor by letting everyone know my personal experience with Dave and Smart Performance. I know this won't come as a surprise to many here, but I just thought I'd share anyway. I'm a HUGE fan of smart people openly sharing knowledge, and Dave is absolutely one of those people. Thanks Dave! John (aka gmtech16450yz everywhere else on the web. Google search that or "john's sky redline".)