"The best you've ridden is the best you know."
- Paul Thede
We stock OEM quality replacement fork tubes by TNK for many Vintage Dirt Bikes as well as Street, Road Race, Sport, Sport Touring, Touring and Vintage Street. They are made from the highest quality materials and generally significantly less expensive than original equipment. ►Click here for more info!
TNK FORK TUBE FEATURES:
- Highest Quality!
- Standard Hard-Chrome
- Ti-Nitride colored coatings on selected models
Gold, Black, Red (copper)
- Vintage, Sport, Race, Sport Touring, Touring
►Search for Fork Tubes
GOLD VALVE EMULATORS®
FOR VINTAGE FORKS
Older Damping Rod Forks are notorious for having serious flaws. Race Tech Emulators give your damping rod forks modern cartridge performance! ►Learn More
"My 1981 YZ465 you guys set up for me is one of the best suspensions I've ever been on."
"Thanks" - Steve Marquez
G3-S CUSTOM SERIES SHOCKS™ for VINTAGE
Complete custom replacement shocks for most bikes! Any length and travel (well almost). Highest quality components with reservoir and external adjustment options to suit your needs and budget.
Performance GUARANTEED! ►More about G3-S Custom Shocks!
►Custom Shock Geometry Form
►Product Search - See what we have for your model. If we don't have it already we can probably make it.
GOLD VALVE® SHOCK CONVERSIONS
We offer ►Gold Valve Shock Conversions for many OEM Vintage Shocks. Many of the late 70s thru 80s shocks had "interesting" valving systems. We have figured out a way to fit the latest technology Gold Valves on most vintage shocks. You will be amazed - guaranteed!
Race Tech will service most OEM and aftermarket shocks. Regardless of brand, we have most rebuild parts in stock.
and SHOCK BODIES
Protect your forks from internal wear while decreasing friction! Also most pre-1986 shocks are not anodized, this means extreme wear and diminished performance. Find out how you can protect and improve your suspension with hard anodizing. ►Learn More
RT HI-PERFORMANCE SPRINGS™
The first step to proper suspension setup is having the correct spring rates. Race Tech has over 500 different Hi-Performance Springs for Forks and Shocks. ►Learn More
►Long vs. Short Springs Explained
►Product and Spring Rate Search
►Shock Spring Fitment - Need a shock spring? Fill out this PDF form and email it, or contact us at 951.279.6655.
►RT DUAL SHOCK SPRING LIST with dimensions, rate and travel
►RT FORK SPRING LIST with dimensions, rate and travel
►DUAL-RATE SHOCK SPRING KIT INSTRUCTIONS FOR 1980-81 YZ. We also have dual-rate kits for 1979 YZs!
1975 YAMAHA MX250B PROJECT BIKE IN TESTING
Thanks to Dean Pollak we have a really good setup with Gold Valves on a 1975 MX250B! So far so good! Thanks Dean.
GOLD VALVE KITS for
We can also revalve Works Performance Shocks with Gold Valves for a custom ride - guaranteed!
UNLISTED BIKE MODELS
If your bike is not listed in our Product Search please email Matt Wiley or call 951-279-6655. We would love to add your bike to our list!
Floating Rear Brake maintenance is commonly overlooked and can have a significant impact on a bikes suspension and handling. This type of rear brake was common through the 80s on both dirt and street/road race bikes. ►Read More
Early Husky forks, 35mm and 40mm have a common problem with the piston bands. The stock Piston Bands usually wear out and are known to break. Since these parts are now obsolete from the factory we have produced a hi-performance replacement band for both the 35 (FPPR HQ35) and 40mm (FPPR HQ40) forks.
35mm – FPPR HQ35 – $34.99 per pair - Add to cart
40mm – FPPR HQ40 – $34.99 per pair - Add to cart
We also have special Emulator Adapters for both of these forks NOW available. The performance difference with Emulators is huge! ►More info about how these forks work!
*Note - On 35mm fork caps we have special copper washers (HMWC 3035) that seal perfectly. The stock 35mm forks don't have anything to seal them (plumbers tape doesn't really work well on straight threads). This is a really clean solution.
The difference between winning and losing can come down to something as simple as brakes. Many drum brakes are mushy with poor stopping power. Race Tech offers Brake Drum Turning and Brake Shoe Arcing. This is a bigger deal than most riders realize and can improve lap times by 2 to 4 seconds easily. ►More Info.
See what customers are saying about Brake Arcing!
►YZ465 Brake Arcing step-by-step
1981 YZ465 PROJECT BIKE
This project has us very excited. We now offer 2 different G3-S Shocks for this bike; Piggyback Reservoir and IFP (non-reservoir). Of course we have Emulators for the front as well. ►Get the Details
We can also install a Gold Valve Conversion on the most OEM shocks. ►Check it out
We have replacement reservoir hose solutions too. Give us a call.
Catalina GP "Melt Down"
to "Race Ready" rebuild.
Here's an interesting video from our associate Jaime Robinson at Moto Geo.com showing us his journey from the "Catalina GP" melt down he had, to rebuilding his YZ400 back to "Race Ready" condition for the CALVMX.com races held at the World Famous Glen Helen Raceway.
►Click here to see video in Full Res:
Password - vintagemx
1983 RM250 PROJECT BIKE
This was an in-house project done by one of our own Race Tech employees to show what was really required to race Vintage MX, from purchase, to restoration, and finally, racing. ►RM250 Project Update
CUSTOM SEAT WORK
MX Seat Pro.com
- Custom Upholstery
- Vintage Seat Restoration
- Seat Recontouring
- New Cover Installation
Many people think suspension setup is a mysterious black art. It's not!
At Race Tech you have choices:
- Purchase our Gold Valve Kits, High Performance Springs, and Ultra Slick Suspension Fluids and install them yourself. (If you get stuck call your Tech Support 951.279.6655.) Hey, if you're really into it, check out our Suspension Seminars.
- Send your shock and forks to Race Tech.
- Have your local Race Tech Center install them.
- Race Tech is track side at most AHRMA events to install or fine tune suspension for all riders!
CUSTOM SPRING COLORS
We do custom color powder-coating of springs at Race Tech. Request your favorite color when ordering. You also can send your spring to us to be powder coated. ►Get the Details
Suspension performance is the secret to winning! It doesn't matter if you're on the Track or Street, you will be impressed at what we can do for your bike. Guaranteed!