What’s your take on this shock?

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2/28/2018 3:11 PM

This is off of my RMZ450. I’m trying to determine if this is actually “kit” material. What brought this to my attention was when I brought the shock to the shop to have a new bump stop installed, the normal bump stops he keeps in stock for the 16mm shafts did not fit on this shaft. The measurement I got was a diameter of 18.53mm. I’d also like to note that this bike belonged to Teddy Parks at one time. The suspension was set up for Supercross when I got it. Only things I could find was a number 20 and the letter “N” stamped on the bottom. What’s your guys thoughts? Is this possibly an A kit shock?Photo

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2/28/2018 4:20 PM
Edited Date/Time: 2/28/2018 4:22 PM

Obviously its not standard.
I dont know what level it is but that plate with the angled holes is interesting...
Where did that sit?

Hope someone more knowledgable can offer some insight..

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2/28/2018 4:23 PM

That's bloody shocking mate.





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2/28/2018 5:26 PM

Race Tech sells 19mm shock shaft kits for Supercross/Arenacross.

http://racetech.com/page/id/149

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2/28/2018 5:35 PM

Copper vise jaws...nice. Got me a set on the way. Hope Kevin is doing well, damn string of bad luck his way over the past year. Good looking shock too by the way!

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2/28/2018 5:41 PM

newmann wrote:

Copper vise jaws...nice. Got me a set on the way. Hope Kevin is doing well, damn string of bad luck his way over the past year. Good looking shock too by the way!

It’s a great looking shock! And yes, Phillip Hunt introduced me to the soft jaw set up. Lol
I went to Kevin’s the other day. Gave him a flatscreen monitor so he can have eyes on his back while doing shock work. Damn shame right?

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2/28/2018 5:42 PM

MXVet261 wrote:

Race Tech sells 19mm shock shaft kits for Supercross/Arenacross.

http://racetech.com/page/id/149

I called Race Tech today. This isn’t their product.

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2/28/2018 6:18 PM
Edited Date/Time: 2/28/2018 7:22 PM

FCMX wrote:

This is off of my RMZ450. I’m trying to determine if this is actually “kit” material. What brought this to my attention was when I brought the shock to the shop to have a new bump stop installed, the normal bump stops he keeps in stock for the 16mm shafts did not fit on this shaft. The measurement I got was a diameter of 18.53mm. I’d also like to note that this bike belonged to Teddy Parks at one time. The suspension was set up for Supercross when I got it. Only things I could find was a number 20 and the letter “N” stamped on the bottom. What’s your guys thoughts? Is this possibly an A kit shock?Photo

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It's basically a B-kit shock.

That's the stock RM-Z450 body that's been anodized black and a gold titanium nitride shaft, and some internal part swaps. The stock RM-Z450s had 18mm shafts and the larger diameter adjuster of an A-kit shock. The adjuster is a little different however, and that definitely has the stock adjuster in it. An A-kit body has a different taper and size to the reservoir area of the shock.

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2/28/2018 6:25 PM

FCMX wrote:

This is off of my RMZ450. I’m trying to determine if this is actually “kit” material. What brought this to my attention was when I brought the shock to the shop to have a new bump stop installed, the normal bump stops he keeps in stock for the 16mm shafts did not fit on this shaft. The measurement I got was a diameter of 18.53mm. I’d also like to note that this bike belonged to Teddy Parks at one time. The suspension was set up for Supercross when I got it. Only things I could find was a number 20 and the letter “N” stamped on the bottom. What’s your guys thoughts? Is this possibly an A kit shock?Photo

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ML512 wrote:

It's basically a B-kit shock.

That's the stock RM-Z450 body that's been anodized black and a gold titanium nitride shaft, and some internal part swaps. The stock RM-Z450s had 18mm shafts and the larger diameter adjuster of an A-kit shock. The adjuster is a little different however, and that definitely has the stock adjuster in it. An A-kit body has a different taper and size to the reservoir area of the shock.

Thanks bud, that’s the answers I was looking for!

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2/28/2018 6:33 PM

newmann wrote:

Copper vise jaws...nice. Got me a set on the way. Hope Kevin is doing well, damn string of bad luck his way over the past year. Good looking shock too by the way!

FCMX wrote:

It’s a great looking shock! And yes, Phillip Hunt introduced me to the soft jaw set up. Lol
I went to Kevin’s the other day. Gave him a flatscreen monitor so he can have eyes on his back while doing shock work. Damn shame right?

Phillip? Seems we know all the same people.

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2/28/2018 6:49 PM

newmann wrote:

Copper vise jaws...nice. Got me a set on the way. Hope Kevin is doing well, damn string of bad luck his way over the past year. Good looking shock too by the way!

FCMX wrote:

It’s a great looking shock! And yes, Phillip Hunt introduced me to the soft jaw set up. Lol
I went to Kevin’s the other day. Gave him a flatscreen monitor so he can have eyes on his back while doing shock work. Damn shame right?

newmann wrote:

Phillip? Seems we know all the same people.

We do indeed sircool

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2/28/2018 10:13 PM

ML512 wrote:

It's basically a B-kit shock.

That's the stock RM-Z450 body that's been anodized black and a gold titanium nitride shaft, and some internal part swaps. The stock RM-Z450s had 18mm shafts and the larger diameter adjuster of an A-kit shock. The adjuster is a little different however, and that definitely has the stock adjuster in it. An A-kit body has a different taper and size to the reservoir area of the shock.

Impressive detective work.

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