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RACE TECH for MINI BIKES

Get the same suspension Amateur National Champion and Factory KTM supported Ciaran Naran uses. After hours upon hours of engineering, testing, and development; Race Tech has created the ultimate mini bike suspension packages available.

RT Hi-Performance Springs are extremely lightweight and the first important step to a proper setup. Gold Valve Kits for Forks and Shocks are designed to dial in the internal damping characteristics. They provide personalized setup with improved piston designs that provide significantly better flow, a more consistent plush feel with increased bottoming resistance.

For selected models other damping options are available. Up front G2-R Cartridge Kits provide a drastically improved feel and at the rear G3-S Custom Series Shocks provide a custom setup with guaranteed performance.

RT HI-PERFORMANCE SPRINGS

The first step to great handling 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.

Through years of testing and manufacturing experience, Race Tech has developed a full line of Hi-Performance Springs using the finest materials and processes. RT Springs have the highest stiffness-to-mass ratio in the industry; making them extremely light weight for their particular rate.

 

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 color? ►Powder Coating is available!

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GOLD VALVE KITS

Race Tech's award winning Gold Valve Kits for Forks and Shocks provide a personalized setup. Gold Valves have an improved flow design that dramatically reduces harshness while actually increasing bottoming resistance (as shown with data acquisition). These Kits can be installed by individuals interested in understanding and tuning their own suspension or they can be installed by a Race Tech Center or Race Tech's Service Department. The Kits include Valving Charts and Valving Shims to allow a custom setup for a specific rider and conditions.

 

Benefits of Gold Valves:

    -Increased tuneability

    -Personalized setup

    -Reduced harshness

    -Increased bottoming resistance

    -Improved traction

    -Consistent feel

    -Technical support

    -100% Guaranteed

    -Made in the USA

     

G3-S CUSTOM SERIES SHOCKS for MINI BIKES

Race Tech's G3-S Custom Series Shocks for mini bikes are custom built for the rider. These shocks have been tested by top mini bike riders in all types of conditions all over the world. Engineered to be ultra-durable and tested on the track to shave seconds off your lap times; these shocks are state-of-the-art.

 

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 compression and rebound adjusters for varying track conditions

    -Oversize shock shaft

    -Low-friction surface treatments

    -Full technical support

    -Made in the USA

    -100% Guaranteed!

     

G2-R CARTRIDGE KITS for MINI BIKES

 

Available for 2009-2011 KTM 65s, the G2-R Cartridge Kit is the most technology-advanced fork kit on the market. Proven on the track by winning an NMA Amateur National Championship in its debut with factory KTM supported Ciaran Naran, this kit is 100% guaranteed to improve the performance of your KTM 65. This is the high-end option. Gold Valve Fork Kits are available if price is a consideration.

 

G2-R Cartridge Kit Features:

- G2-R Compression Gold Valve Standard

- Rebound Gold Valve

- Personalized Valving

- Precision-machined aircraft billet aluminum

- Ultra Low-Friction Coatings and Surface Finishes

- Elastomer Bottom-Out System

- Built to Order

- Made in the USA

 

COATINGS

 

Coatings drastically reduce friction to provide a smooth and consistent feel, as well as provide an excellent resistance to wear.

Diamond Like Coating (DLC2):

DLC2 is the best of the best when it comes to coatings. Applied to the exterior of the chrome tubes, it is extremely hard and slippery.

DLC2 Coating Benefits:

- Excellent resistance to wear

- Creates extremely hard and slippery surface

- Creates "factory" look

More info about DLC2 Coating

Fork Tube & Shock Body Hard Anodizing:

Hard anodizing is a treatment for aluminum surfaces only. Many of today's stock forks come with the aluminum outer tubes hard anodized from the factory; however, the coating is many times very thin - wearing through in less than 10 hours of riding. Once worn, bushings ride on soft aluminum creating friction and an inconsistent feel.

Hard Anodizing Benefits:

- Excellent resistance to wear

- Hardness provides reduced friction

- Allows exterior surface color option

More info about Hard Anodizing

COBRA 50

Hunter Yoder - California

"I like Race Tech Suspension because it is always the same everytime I get it done.  I tell them that I want to be able to jump a big jump, and they are able to make the suspension do it for me!"

 

Tested on the track by some of the top 50 riders in the world, Race Tech offers an amazing suspension package for the Cobras. The stock suspension is over-sprung for most riders without enough valving. This leads to a bouncy feel that doesn't track or turn as well as it can.

Because mini bikes are light weight, the rider makes up a large percentage of the total mass making spring rates and personalized valving extremely crucial.

 

RT Hi-Performance Springs

RT Hi-Performance Springs with the proper rates are a must for both front and rear. Find your recommended spring rate.

 

Gold Valve Fork Kit

The Gold Valve Fork Kit offered for this model includes both compression and rebound valves, along with personalized valving stacks for the compression, rebound and mid-valve. Gold Valves along with a custom valving setup is guaranteed to improve bottoming resistance and decrease harshness.

 

Shock Gold Valve Kit

Race Tech offers a Shock Gold Valve Kit for Cobra 50s. This kit includes a Gold Valve and custom valving tailored to each rider's needs to provide more traction, a consistent feel, and increased bottoming resistance.

 

 Shock Bottom Out Bumpers for Cobra 50s

Through testing with top amateur mini riders like factory Cobra supported Hunter Yoder, we've found that the stock bumpers shred within a few rides; even as soon as a couple of laps! Race Tech uses a special poly-urethane foam, built to last and with stand the abuse of even the fastest 50cc pilots. The Cobra 50cc Shock Bottom Out Bumpers are in stock and available now from Race Tech.

 

KTM 50

In 2011, Race Tech Suspension came stock on the KTM 50 SXS with Emulators up front and a G3-S shock on the rear. Unfortunately it appears these units may have been a bit too pricey for continued production. However, the research and development from this model has allowed us to put together an industry-leading suspension package for all KTM 50 models.

The stock KTM 50 forks come with old-fashioned orifice style damping rods. This type of fork is notorious for harshness over sharp bumps and on hard landings. On the rear, the absence of a progressive spring and proper damping results in harshness over small bumps as well as not enough bottoming resistance.

 

RT Hi-Performance Springs

Due to the fact that the rider makes up a large part of the overall load on a mini-bikes' suspension, proper spring rates are extremely important for the forks and shock on the KTM 50. RT Hi-Performance Springs are available for the forks while P-Series Progressive Springs are used on the shock. The progressive shock spring drastically improves plushness over small bumps while increasing bottoming resistance. Find your recommended spring rate.

 

Gold Valve Cartridge Emulator Kit

Race Tech offers a Gold Valve Cartridge Emulator Kit transforming the stock damping rod type forks in the KTM 50 to perform like modern cartridge forks found on big bikes. This award winning technology removes restrictive orifice style damping allowing progressive, velocity sensitive damping; resulting in increased traction, bottoming resistance, and control.

 

G3-LD Shock Gold Valve Kit

Installing a G3-LD Shock Gold Valve Kit on your KTM 50 is guaranteed to provide better handling. Even though this is a lower cost option than a complete G3-S Custom Series Shock each kit still includes a Gold Valve and a personalized valving setup. You may install the kit yourself, send it to Race Tech, or send to your local Race Tech Center for installation. The G3-LD Gold Valve design creates better flow allowing improved bottoming resistance, plushness, control and traction as well as increased tuneability.

 

G3-S Custom Series Shock

Race Tech's G3-S Custom Series Shock is the ultimate rear suspension solution for your KTM 50. These shocks combine a progressive RT Hi-Performance Spring, Gold Valve, Ultra Slick Suspension Fluid, and personalized valving into a shock with increased adjustment. These shocks are fully-custom and truly state-of-the-art American made products.

 

KAWASAKI KX65

Michael Lieb - California

Kawasaki's KX65 has been a staple of its class for years. While the stock bike has been used by a large range of riders, Race Tech can create an amazing suspension package personalized for you.

 

RT Hi-Performance Springs

RT Hi-Performance Springs for the KX65 are manufactured using state-of-the-art technology, processes, and materials to be extremely lightweight for their particular rate. A correct spring rate is the first important step to a proper setup on any bike, but in the case of minis where the rider makes up a large percentage of the overall bike and rider weight; it is even more important.

 

Gold Valve Emulators for KX65 Forks

In stock form, the KX65 features Damping Rod Type Forks which are notorious for being too harsh while also being too easy to bottom. Race Tech's Gold Valve Emulators transform Damping Rod Type Forks to perform like modern cartridge-style forks found on most big bikes. These industry-leading kits are easily tuneable, and increase plushness while drastically improving bottoming resistance by creating progressive, velocity sensitive damping.

 

Shock Gold Valve Kit

Race Tech's Shock Gold Valve Kit is designed to improve flow and tuneability. This bolt-on kit provides custom valving setup, improved traction and performance. The Gold Valve design creates decreased harshness and increased bottoming resistance at the same time.

 

G3-S Custom Series Shock

Coming Soon! - The G3-S Custom Series Shock for the KX65 is the ultimate solution to address the small amount of travel of the stock KX65 shock. Currently in development, this shock will come complete with Gold Valves, RT Hi-Performance Springs, personalized valving, and our custom blend of Ultra Slick Suspension Fluids. Available in a large variety of custom color combinations, the G3-S Custom Shock for the KX65 is truly a must have!

 

KTM 65SX

 

Izaih Clark - Iowa

"I love my Race Tech suspension because it is so smooth! Race Tech makes my bike handle very good! I love to jump and Race Tech makes me able to do that alot better."

KTM provides a solid 65cc motorcycle out of the box, and Race Tech has many options to improve the suspension to make it amazing. Race Tech's KTM 65cc products were tested and developed with Factory KTM supported Amateur National Champion Ciaran Naran. The stock KTM forks provide very little resistance at the top of the stroke and bottom out harshly at the bottom. The rear suspension can drastically benefit from a progressive-rate spring to reduce harshness and increase bottoming resistance as well.

 

RT Hi-Performance Springs

A proper spring rate makes a massive difference in performance of any bike, but is especially important on minis where the rider weighs nearly as much or more than the motorcycle itself.

Race Tech offers a progressive RT Hi-Performance Spring for the KTM 65 shock to provide a much more consistent feel. A softer rate at the top of the stroke reduces harshness, while a progressively stiffer rate towards the bottom of the stroke increases bottoming resistance. A progressive spring provides more traction and a more predictable feel.

RT Hi-Performance Springs for the KTM 65 forks are extremely light-weight. They are heat-treated, shot-peened, and preset so they cannot sack out. Click here to find your recommended spring rate!

 

Gold Valve Fork Kit - (for 2012-2014 KTM65)

The Race Tech Gold Valve Fork Kit for the KTM 65SX (2012-2013) adds a Gold Valve and modern shim design valving to control damping, providing a plush initial feel with drastically improved bottoming resistance. In addition, a reservoir is added to seperate the air and oil providing a smoother and more consistent feel. Each setup is personalized for you and 100% guaranteed to exceed even your highest expectations.

Read more about this kit!

Race Tech Gold Valve Fork Kit for KTM65 featuring Aiden Tijero

 

Gold Valve Shock Kit

Race Tech offers a Gold Valve Shock Kit to get the most of the stock KTM 65 shock. Each kit contains Gold Valves and valving settings customized for each rider and type of riding. Gold Valves are scientifically engineered to provide increased tune-ability. When combined with proper valving, Gold Valves provide a plush feel, increased bottoming resistance, more traction, and overall better performance.

 

G2-R Cartridge Kit for KTM 65 Forks (for 2009-2011 KTM65)

Race Tech offers a fully adjustable G2-R Cartridge Kit to suit any rider or skill level for the KTM 65; replacing the sealed stock cartridges. Guaranteed to improve compression damping through the stroke, drastically reduce harshness, and immensely improve bottoming resistance; the G2-R Cartridge Kit is made of billet aluminum for light weight and excellent strength. The special coatings on these kits reduces friction, and each kit comes complete with Compression and Rebound Gold Valves.

 

G3-S Custom Series Shock

Race Tech's G3-S Custom Series Shock for the KTM 65 is guaranteed to improve performance. Each shock is built to order using only the highest quality materials. Complete with a G3-LD Gold Valve, custom valving, Ultra Slick Suspension Fluid, and an extremely lightweight, progressive RT Hi-Performance Spring; this shock is the industry leader for the KTM 65. Each shock is manufactured using precision-machined aircraft billet aluminum and fully customizable. Hi and Lo-Speed compression adjustment provides excellent tuneability and special coatings reduce friction. All Race Tech G3-S Custom Shocks are 100% guaranteed and made in the USA.

 

HONDA CRF150/CR85

Michael Lieb - California

In stock form, the Honda CR85 and CRF150R are setup to accommodate casual riding for a large range of riders. Aggressive riders and racers are left looking for more performance out of their suspension. Race Tech offers suspension solutions to smooth out braking and acceleration bumps while providing increased bottoming resistance on hard landings.

 

RT Hi-Performance Springs

A proper spring-rate is the first step to having a motorcycle that handles well. Race Tech offers Hi-Performance Springs in a large range of rates. Each spring is developed using industry leading technology and processes to provide extremely light-weight springs with accurate rates that won't sack out. Find your recommended spring rate.

 

Gold Valve Kits

The Honda CR85 and CRF150R forks contain dated technology in the forks that uses a funky inward bending shim stack. This really hampers their performance. Race Tech offers a bolt-on complete Fork Gold Valve Assembly to replace the stock base valve with a modern Gold Valve. This provides the needed damping and personalized setup for aggressive riding.

On the rear shock, Race Tech's Gold Valve Kit is 100% Guaranteed to provide improved handling, control, bottoming resistance and plushness. A personalized setup combined with the improved flow of Gold Valves will help get the most out of your suspension.

 

KAWASAKI KX85/KX100

Jaden Wertz - Iowa

"Race Tech Suspension is awesome! Handles great, corners awesome, tracks straight on rough tracks, and handles any type of jumps big or small. It shaved seconds off my lap times , and the tech support is awesome from the staff at Race Tech...they strive to put good product out there!"

The KX85 suspension has a very general setting out of the box. A serious rider requires a personalized setup to provide plushness through the rough while improving bottoming resistance.

 

RT Hi-Performance Springs

For a motorcycle to handle properly, the first important step is a correct spring rate. Race Tech offers state-of-the-art Hi-Performance Springs that are extremely light weight in a large variety of rates to accommodate most riders. Find your recommended spring rate!

 

Gold Valve Kits

Race Tech's Fork Assembly Gold Valve Kit for the KX85 and KX100 adds a modern valve setup in place of the stock components. Personalized valving allows the needed tuneability to create a plush feel and great bottoming resistance needed for aggressive riding.

A Race Tech Gold Valve Kit for your KX85/KX100 shock replaces a generic setup with a personalized one tailored to your weight, riding type, and skill level. This provides additional bottoming resistance as well as a plush feel.

 

KTM 85SX/105SX

 

Aiden Tijero - California (AMA Amateur National Champion, FIM Team Junior USA Gold Medalist)

"The suspension Race Tech has is just unbelievable. It helped me settle through the jumps and braking bumps. Before with huge braking bumps I would be kicked side to side and up and down, but once we got hooked up with the kit from Race Tech my suspension's perfect."

The KTM 85SX is one of two models in its class without a linkage. The absence of a linkage highlights the importance of tuning. Race Tech has a lot of experience and testing on this model with the Factory KTM Amateur Team including Amateur National Champion Ciaran Naran.

Progressive Rate Shock Springs

Race Tech has recently released Progressive Rate Shock Springs for KTM 85/105cc models. These springs add progression to the stroke to compensate for the linkless design from the factory. Test rider have commended that the Race Tech Progressive Rate Shock Springs do an excellent job preventing the stroke from blowing through on large bumps and rollers compared to the stock straight rate springs.

 

RT Hi-Performance Springs

RT Hi-Performance Springs are engineered using the finest materials and processes available to create springs that are extremely light-weight that won't sack out. A correct spring rate is a must to properly setup any bike. Find your recommended Spring Rate!

 

Gold Valve Kits

The importance of a personalized setup with excellent tune-ability is highlighted on the KTM85SX/105SX because the absense of a linkage. Race Tech's Gold Valve Kit for the forks and shock on these models not only increases bottoming resistance, traction, and plushness; but more importantly creates extremely effective clicker adjustments to adapt to varying conditions. The improved flow of Gold Valves allow a custom valving setup with a progressive feel.

 

HUSQVARNA TC85 / TC85 Big Wheel 

 

Ciaran Naran - California

"Race Tech is the best suspension I have used and they support me so much. They know what is wrong immediately and come out whenever needed. There suspension makes the roughest track the easiest to ride. They are all like family to me and take care of me all the time. Race Tech makes me feel like a factory rider and help push me and the suspension to its peak performance."

The Husqvarna TC85 was given a big revamp in 2014. Based on KTM's 85SX model, this bike also came without a linkage. The absence of a linkage highlights the importance of tuning. Race Tech has a lot of experience and testing on this model with the Factory Husqvarna Amateur Team including Amateur National Champion Ciaran Naran.

Progressive Rate Shock Springs

Progressive Rate Shock Springs have recently been released for the Husqvarna TC85. These springs add progression to the stroke to compensate for the linkless design from the factory. Test rider have commended that the Race Tech Progressive Rate Shock Springs do an excellent job preventing the stroke from blowing through on large bumps and rollers compared to the stock straight rate springs.

 

RT Hi-Performance Springs

RT Hi-Performance Springs are engineered using the finest materials and processes available to create springs that are extremely light-weight that won't sack out. A correct spring rate is a must to properly setup any bike. Find your recommended Spring Rate!

 

Gold Valve Kits

Race Tech's Gold Valve Kit for the forks and shock on the TC85 models not only increases bottoming resistance, traction, and plushness; but more importantly creates extremely effective clicker adjustments to adapt to varying conditions. The improved flow of Gold Valves allow a custom valving setup with a progressive feel. 

 

SUZUKI RM85

The stock Suzuki RM85 is setup to work for a wide range of riders, but requires a personalized setup to work great for a particular rider.

 

RT Hi-Performance Springs

Getting the proper spring rate is the first important step to properly setting up your RM85. Race Tech offers light-weight Hi-Performance Springs in a large variety of rates to accommodate most riders. Click here to find your recommended Spring Rate.

 

Gold Valve Kits

Gold Valve Kits for the forks and shock on RM85 models come complete with Race Tech's state-of-the-art Gold Valves and a valving setup personalized for your weight, skill level, and type of riding. Gold Valves are designed to improve flow and allow a damping curve that absorbs the rough while providing increased bottoming resistance. These kits are tested, proven, and 100% guaranteed to improve traction and control.

 

YAMAHA YZ85

Kai Aiello - California

"When I first got my suspension back from Race Tech,  my initial feeling was how confidence inspiring it was. I could push through braking bumps harder and jump bigger. I noticed the improvement in the forks more than anything because of the way it soaks up all of the bumps on a rough track. At the end of the race day, when track is gnarly, I never once worry about getting kicked and the suspension is very predictable. The suspension itself is not the only amazing thing about Race Tech. Everyone in the shop and trackside are always eager to help me!"

 

Yamaha's YZ85 comes stock with a basic setup to accommodate a large variety of riders. Race Tech offers RT Hi-Performance Springs and Gold Valve Kits for the forks and shock on this model to provide the personalized setup needed to perform properly for aggressive riding.

 

RT Hi-Performance Springs

A proper spring rate for the forks and shock is required for any bike to handle properly. RT Hi-Performance Springs are developed using the best materials and processes available to ensure springs are light-weight with accurate rates. Find your recommended spring rate.

 

Gold Valve Kits

Race Tech offers Gold Valve Kits for the forks and shock on Yamaha YZ85 models. Gold Valve Kits are developed and tested to improve flow resulting in a consistent feel. A personalized valving setup from Race Tech is 100% guaranteed to improve plushness, traction and bottoming resistance.