Just like your engine, your suspension needs regular servicing to keep it in peak condition and performing the way it should. Suspension fluids operate in harsh conditions and wear out over time. Its often a case of out of sight, out of mind when it comes to suspension servicing with nothing being done unless they start leaking oil. Even weekend warriors should have their suspension serviced at least once a year-even if the seals aren’t leaking, with racers needing more regular servicing.
We cover all types and brands including: Showa, KYB, WP, Sachs, Marzocchi, Ohlins and more
We can’t promise you’ll win your next race, but we can promise to improve your suspension on your bike. You’ll be able to ride safer, faster and longer which means more fun!
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Forks are completely stripped down, cleaned and each component inspected for condition. Its at this point we will advise on any worn parts that need to be replaced to ensure your forks are performing at 100%. Upon reassembly we will install new fork seals and quality fluids set to correct amounts along with setting the springs at the correct preload. We often find forks that have had springs fitted at the incorrect preload setting which drastically affects the performance of the fork.
Shocks are stripped down then cleaned and inspected for wear. Its at this point we will advise on any worn parts that need to be replaced to ensure your shock is performing at 100%. Shocks are then reassembled with quality fluids and given a fresh nitrogen charge.
Custom Rider to Bike Setups:
For improved handling, performance, traction and feel custom setups are the ultimate in suspension. Custom setups are a guaranteed improvement for all riders. You don’t need to be a pro MX racer to receive the benefit of suspension that is tuned to you. Bike manufacturers will build the bikes to suit a wide range of riders and styles, to do this they must compromise in many areas. By doing a custom setup to suit you, you’re eliminating those compromises and improving your riding experience. You’ll be able to ride faster for longer while being safer.
All custom setups include a full service to make sure everything is working 100%. We change the valving to suit the rider and type of riding to allow for greater damping control through the valve stack. Finally we select the appropriate spring rates for the application. We’re often riding and testing at tracks throughout Victoria so we’re more than happy to help you fine tune your custom setup at any point.
We have a CTW Automation dyno to constantly test, develop and validate our settings.
We can also lower suspension to make it easier to reach the ground for shorter or younger riders. There are many opinions and options on how this can be done. We feel the best way to do this is to dismantle the suspension and fit travel limiting spacers and adjust the spring seats accordingly so as to not affect the suspension action and then reassemble with quality fluids and nitrogen. This can be done at a minimal extra cost during a service and is completely reversible if/when needed.
We recommend to use OEM or SKF seals to ensure quality and performance. Cheaper aftermarket seals will often have more stiction(drag) which is the number 1 enemy of suspension performance. If OEM or SKF seals are used we will guarantee fork seals not to leak for 90 days
Seal guarantee exemptions:
Damage to chrome work on fork legs(if the legs have roost or impact damage then it will cause the seal to leak)
-Dirt/mud/grit ingestion to seals. If you ride in muddy conditions regularly it’s important to clean the cavity between the outer dust seal and the inner fork seal regularly as no seal is immune to grit. We do have options for extra sealing for extreme conditions and can offer advice on the best way to extend seal life.