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RACE TECH for Sportbikes

Production Sportbikes have had a variety of stock suspension settings over the years. From the 90's until recently they were most often under-sprung and over-damped. Over the last few years the production setup has shifted to being very, very firm in both spring rates and damping. Combine the stock settings with race track seating position sport bikes can be brutal to ride on the street.  Without proper setup, your motorcycle can feel unbalanced, unpredictable, and uncomfortable. What we offer is suspension setup to your specific needs based on type of use, rider weight, preferred feel.

Street riding or Track Days, Race Tech's products offer improved comfort, safety, and control while maximizing performance.

RT HI-PERFORMANCE FORK and SHOCK SPRINGS

The first step to great handling and predictability is selecting proper spring rates front and rear. With over 500 Hi-Performance Springs to choose from, Race Tech is almost guaranteed to have the spring you need. Sportbikes are generally under-sprung for the average rider, causing the bike to be unbalanced and unpredictable.

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 

►Find your recommended springs and spring rates.

Want a custom shock spring color? ►Powder Coating is available!

►More spring info...

FORK GOLD VALVE KITS

 

A good front end setup provides a firm yet plush feel that doesn't dive excessively. Race Tech's Gold Valve and Big Piston Fork (BPF) Fork Kits are designed to do just that. Gold Valves eliminate the limitations of the stock valving setup. Gold Valves improve flow to give outstanding performance, feel, feedback and tuneability. Gold Valve kits are an economical option for the rider in need of fork improvements without the cost of aftermarket cartridges. Perfect for the Street Rider, Track Day rider or Amateur Racer. 

Each Gold Valve Kit includes Gold Valves, Valving Charts and Shims to allow a custom setup for a specific rider and conditions. Race Tech's patented DVS (Digital Valving System) allows the installer to plug in your specific riding style and obtain specific valving and setup specs for your exact needs!

These Kits can be installed by individuals interested in understanding and tuning their own suspension provided they have previous suspension servicing experience or they can be installed by a local  Race Tech Center or Race Tech's Service Department.

Benefits of Gold Valves:

    -Great feel
    -Controls dive
    -Increased tueability
    -Personalized setup
    -Reduced harshness
    -Increased bottoming resistance
    -Improved traction
    -Consistent feel
    -Technical support
    -100% Guaranteed
    -Made in the USA

Stock Big Piston Fork (BPF) design has oversize, yet very restrictive pistons that are required to flow more than 10 times the fluid of a standard cartridge. This creates harshness and contributes to chatter during braking. Race Tech's BPF Gold Valves provide custom valving settings for the individual and improves handling, control, and ride dramatically. Kits include Gold Valves, shims, charts, top-out and bottom-out systems along with instructions

 

G2-R FORK CARTRIDGE KITS

 

 

 

G2-R 25mm Cartridge Kits are built to order and customized for your specs and riding type G2-R Cartridges provide a firm yet plush, consistent ride that providing more "feel and feedback" to the rider. Offering outstanding traction and control with much greater adjustability over stock fork setup this product will please the high performance rider!. Made in the USA with the highest quality materials, these complete kits come pre-valved, sprung for your specs and include tuning charts.

 More Details G2R Cartridge Kits

See Sport Rider Magazine's test with G2-R Cartridge Kits!

GOLD VALVE SHOCK KITS

Race Tech's award winning Gold Valve Kits for Shocks provide great performance without the cost of a replacement shock. Gold Valve Shock Conversion Kits are installed in the stock shock body. Providing a personalized setup, with a plush feel and drastically improved bottoming resistance, these kits have also been developed to provide increased traction and control. Gold Valve kits are an economical option for the rider in need of shock improvements without the cost of an aftermarket shock. Perfect for the Street Rider, Track Day rider or Amateur Racer. 

Each Gold Valve Kit includes Gold Valve, Valving Charts and Shims to allow a custom setup for a specific rider and conditions. Race Tech's patented DVS (Digital Valving System) allows the installer to plug in your specific riding style and obtain specific valving and setup specs for your exact needs!

These Kits can be installed by individuals interested in understanding and tuning their own suspension provided they have previous suspension servicing experience or they can be installed by a local  Race Tech Center or Race Tech's Service Department.

Benefits of Gold Valves:

G3-S CUSTOM SERIES SHOCKS 

     

The premier rear suspension solution; Race Tech's G3-S Custom Series Shocks are custom built. These shocks have been tested in all types of conditions to provide the best performance. On many models G3-S Shocks add external damping adjustability. Engineered to be ultra-durable and tested to provide a plush feel with improved bottoming resistance; these shocks are state-of-the-art, every shock is custom built to order based on your personal specs and choice of colors.

G3-S Custom Series Features:

    -Gold Valves provide a plush feel with increased bottoming resistance.
    -Personalized valving setup
    -Custom Hi-Performance Spring with rate selected for the rider
    -Billet aluminum
    -Ultra Slick Suspension Fluid
    -Premium Heim Bearings
    -Extremely effective rebound adjuster
    -Low-friction surface treatments
    -Full technical support
    -Made in the USA
    -100% Guaranteed!

    ►More about G3-S Custom Shocks!

    ►Video Presentation about G3-S Custom Shocks

G6 CUSTOM FORKS

 

 

   

 

We are now offering Race Tech Custom Forks 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.

 

G6 Forks Standard Features - 

  ♦ Made to order!
  ♦ 25mm Fork Compression and HFR Rebound Gold Valves
  ♦ Custom Valving and Springs
  ♦ Ultra Slick Fluid
  ♦ RT Hi-Performance Lightweight Springs
  ♦ Inner Fork Tube Color Options
  ♦ Fork Cap Color Choices
  ♦ Black Outer Tubes and Fork Bottoms
  ♦ Aircraft Grade Billet Aluminum
  ♦ External Compression and Rebound Adjusters
  ♦ External Preload Adjusters
  ♦ Made in the USA
  ♦ Performance Guaranteed!

 More G6 Forks Details...

REPLACEMENT FORK TUBES by TNK

 

 

Race Tech stocks replacement Fork Tubes by TNK. These tubes are OEM quality replacements. They are the highest quality and generally significantly less expensive than the original equipment. These tubes are made from the best materials and are available with color options. Race Tech is the exclusive USA Distributor for TNK.

NOTE: These are "tubes only". Upside-down forks require removing and replacing the stock Fork Bottom. Race Tech can provide this service or we sell the tool to do the job.

TNK Fork Tube Features:

-Highest quality
-Generally significantly less expensive than OEM replacements
-Available in standard hard-chrome
-Titanium coatings reduce friction for selected models - gold, black, and red (copper)
-Made in Italy

►Download Catalog

 More TNK Fork Tubes info...

►Video Presentation about TNK Fork Tubes

 

Coatings

 

Race Tech has been testing and applying special coatings on suspension components for over 20 years. The coatings that we offer are Works Hard Anodizing and DLC 2.

Works Hard Anodizing makes the surface dramatically harder, more durable and more slippery. It is commonly used on aluminum fork sliders and shock bodies and is fairly inexpensive.

DLC 2 is a next generation DLC coating that our research has found to be much more slippery and far superior to the current "best" coating. It is applied to the exterior of the chrome fork tube and is only microns thick. Its provides and extremely hard and slippery finish.  

More Coatings Info...

MOTORCYCLE SHOWS and RALLIES

 

 

 

Race Tech supports Street riding Enthusiasts as well as Racers.

  Diamond Dons Riverport National AHRMA Moto-Cross/Cross Country: Jefferson, TX April 10-13, 2014

  Willow Springs Corsa Motoclassica AHRMA Road Race: Rosamond, CA April 24-27, 2014

  Unadilla MX Rewind AHRMA Moto-Cross/Cross Country: Unadilla, NY May 30-June 1, 2014

  Americade Rally Motorcycle Rally: Lake George, NY June 2-8, 2014

  Bonneville Vintage GP AHRMA Road Race: Toole, UT September 29-31

  WeSTOC XIX ST Owners Touring Rally Fortuna, CA September 9-11, 2014

  Golden Aspen Rally Motorcycle Rally: Ruidoso, NM September 17-21, 2014

  Barber Vintage Festival AHRMA Road Race: Leeds, AL October 9-12 2014

  American International Motocycle Expo  Consumer & Industry Exposition: Orlando, FL October 16-19 20144

  International Motorcycle Shows  Consumer Exposition: November 2014 – February 2015 NOTE: Selected IMS shows/cities  TBA

 

TOTAL CONTROL ADVANCED RIDING CLINIC

 

 

 

Race Tech is proud to Support Total Control Advanced Riding Clinic                                                                                            

                        

In today's age of high-horsepower superbikes, large-displacement cruisers and super-heavy-weight touring bikes, riding skills are more important than ever for safe, fun motorcycling. Unfortunately for experienced riders, there is a large gap between the Motorcycle Safety Foundation's Experienced Rider Course (ERC) and the many racetrack schools around the country. Many riders are interested in improving their skills but are unwilling to take on the additional risks associated with a high-speed environment. If you fit into the "I'm interested, but" group, you're not alone. In fact, if you add up all the attendees of all the race schools together, they only represent a tiny percentage of street riders. This is not to say they are not good schools. To the contrary, they have much to offer. But they are not for everyone. Fortunately, Lee Parks' Total Control Advanced Riding Clinic (Total Control ARC) has a solution for those experienced riders "caught in the middle," as well as those track-day junkies and racers who want to be able to further enhance their skills in a controlled environment with expert instruction. ►Read More!

Race Tech supports Street riding Enthusiasts not just Racers.  Race Tech Total Control Discount for Students & Staff! 

 

Email Matt Wiley for TCARC Tech Support, Orders, Installs. Matt can also be reached at 909-273-4985 during regular business hours MST Monday - Friday.

CUSTOMER SERVICE

Many people think suspension setup is a mysterious black art. It's not!

  ►2014 Race Tech Catalog .PDF

At Race Tech you have choices:

  1. Purchase our Gold Valve Kits, High Performance Springs, and Ultra Slick Suspension Fluids and install them yourself.
  2. If you get stuck call your Tech Support 951.279.6655.
  3. Hey, if you're really into it, check out our Suspension Seminars.
  4. Call Race Tech to order: 951.279.6655 or email Race Tech with questions 
  5. Send your shock and forks to Race Tech.
  6. Have your local Race Tech Center install them.

Resource Links:

►Customer Service Request Form

►Custom Shock Geometry Form

►Shock Spring Fitment 

►RT FORK SPRING LIST with dimensions, rate and travel

RACE TECH POLICIES: At Race Tech our customers' satisfaction is vital. We put it in writing.  ►Read More!

NOTES and ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Notes:

Do you have a motorcycle not listed in our applications that needs Race Tech Suspension? Contact us!

We will guarantee a significantly improved ride at a very discounted price for someone who will help us develop these bikes.

If you're interested please contact Christie at 951.279.6655 x107 or email Race Tech