Who is running TBT racing suspension? reviews?

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12/13/2020 9:13 PM

looking for into on tbt, the good the bad the ugly the great?

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12/13/2020 9:29 PM

I didn’t have the greatest luck to be honest. But I’ve had bad luck with a few tuners. AHM and N2Dirt have been good

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12/13/2020 10:12 PM

Bought a bike from a friend that had TBT suspension. It performed well.

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1980 trail70, 84 xr80, 84 cr125, 93 cr250, 04 crfx250, 74 Husqvarna wr450, 08 crf450, 87 cr80, 05 crf450, 16 fc250, MCR 19 crf450, 05 crf250, 17 rmz250. Thanks EKS, O'neal, Bell, SIDI and @kylelewis23mxacademy

12/13/2020 11:20 PM

GoggleFiend904 wrote:

I didn’t have the greatest luck to be honest. But I’ve had bad luck with a few tuners. AHM and N2Dirt have been good

I’ll second what GoggleFiend said. I have no personal experience with TBT, but he and another SoCal tuner did some pretty shady things to a few different buddies suspension and it ended up costing each of them a good chunk of money, including one buddy having to buy a new shock body for a bike with less than 70 hours on it.

N2Dirt is my go to and he does great work. He has people from all over the country shipping him suspension. Brian is a great guy with a ton of experience and knowledge.

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2017 RMZ450
2005 YZ250-sold :,(
1998 YZ250
2005 KX250F

80% of the time it works every time
IG @2HRacing
Thanks to : Factory Effex, N2Dirt, Acerbis, DT1, Fasthouse, Matix, FMF, ASV, 100% & Mika Metals

12/14/2020 6:00 AM

GoggleFiend904 wrote:

I didn’t have the greatest luck to be honest. But I’ve had bad luck with a few tuners. AHM and N2Dirt have been good

mattyhamz2 wrote:

I’ll second what GoggleFiend said. I have no personal experience with TBT, but he and another SoCal tuner did some pretty ...more

One of my issues was the shock body also. Completely shot within 20 hours

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12/14/2020 6:04 AM

adam8781 wrote:

looking for into on tbt, the good the bad the ugly the great?

Travis has been around a long time. Personally I'd go with Dan Moore.

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12/14/2020 6:27 AM

GoggleFiend904 wrote:

I didn’t have the greatest luck to be honest. But I’ve had bad luck with a few tuners. AHM and N2Dirt have been good

mattyhamz2 wrote:

I’ll second what GoggleFiend said. I have no personal experience with TBT, but he and another SoCal tuner did some pretty ...more

GoggleFiend904 wrote:

One of my issues was the shock body also. Completely shot within 20 hours

Threads damaged? Spring running through?
Just curious what the problem is?

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12/14/2020 7:24 AM

walent215 wrote:

Threads damaged? Spring running through?
Just curious what the problem is?

The TBT I know probably drilled holes in something that wasn't supposed to be drilled, thinking they were smarter than the engineer who designed the suspension.

Just a guess....but I know 2 people personally who had to buy Yamaha internal fork parts to fix a similar problem a few years back.

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12/14/2020 7:46 AM

I've been very happy with my TBT tuned Beta suspension. Travis has always been willing to help fine tune my suspension when I see him at the track, even two years after he initially did the valving.

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12/14/2020 8:05 AM

mattyhamz2 wrote:

I’ll second what GoggleFiend said. I have no personal experience with TBT, but he and another SoCal tuner did some pretty ...more

GoggleFiend904 wrote:

One of my issues was the shock body also. Completely shot within 20 hours

walent215 wrote:

Threads damaged? Spring running through?
Just curious what the problem is?

Internal. I got to see the damage inside and there were deep grooves from top to bottom and other damage. It was bad!

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2017 RMZ450
2005 YZ250-sold :,(
1998 YZ250
2005 KX250F

80% of the time it works every time
IG @2HRacing
Thanks to : Factory Effex, N2Dirt, Acerbis, DT1, Fasthouse, Matix, FMF, ASV, 100% & Mika Metals

12/14/2020 8:06 AM

GoggleFiend904 wrote:

I didn’t have the greatest luck to be honest. But I’ve had bad luck with a few tuners. AHM and N2Dirt have been good

mattyhamz2 wrote:

I’ll second what GoggleFiend said. I have no personal experience with TBT, but he and another SoCal tuner did some pretty ...more

GoggleFiend904 wrote:

One of my issues was the shock body also. Completely shot within 20 hours

Damn! No way? Yours too?

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2017 RMZ450
2005 YZ250-sold :,(
1998 YZ250
2005 KX250F

80% of the time it works every time
IG @2HRacing
Thanks to : Factory Effex, N2Dirt, Acerbis, DT1, Fasthouse, Matix, FMF, ASV, 100% & Mika Metals

12/14/2020 8:12 AM

I use TBT Racing out of Oklahoma (I know this doesnt help in Canada..) and have not had an issue. I think like any type of service, if the person doing the service does not care then you run the chance of the raw end of the deal. Brady at TBT Oklahoma does a great job and if he made a mistake he would take care of it.

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KTM 350 XC-F

IG - @mattman122

12/14/2020 8:15 AM

mattyhamz2 wrote:

I’ll second what GoggleFiend said. I have no personal experience with TBT, but he and another SoCal tuner did some pretty ...more

GoggleFiend904 wrote:

One of my issues was the shock body also. Completely shot within 20 hours

walent215 wrote:

Threads damaged? Spring running through?
Just curious what the problem is?

Scored up. Possibly from an aftermarket bladder that I didn’t ask for. I believe the nitrogen and oil mix. The shock got soft then I sent to to someone else and ended up buying a trax

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12/14/2020 8:29 AM

mattyhamz2 wrote:

I’ll second what GoggleFiend said. I have no personal experience with TBT, but he and another SoCal tuner did some pretty ...more

GoggleFiend904 wrote:

One of my issues was the shock body also. Completely shot within 20 hours

mattyhamz2 wrote:

Damn! No way? Yours too?

Yup lol

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12/14/2020 8:44 AM

I have many YZ’s in the last 15 years (same bike) and had plenty of fork and shock revalves. Had TBT Dave do my last YZ and it is the best handling YZ I’ve ever had. Good price, great service and great guy.

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12/14/2020 9:41 AM

I had TBT Arizona do a KYB SSS conversion on my KTM 4Cs forks when Jonny Weisman was there. Awesome forks. He has his own shop now. The Ride Shop Arizona

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2021 Husqvarna FC-450 RE
2019 KTM 250 SX
2015 KTM 150 SX
2015 KTM 200 XC-W

12/14/2020 9:47 AM

Tomok wrote:

I had TBT Arizona do a KYB SSS conversion on my KTM 4Cs forks when Jonny Weisman was there. Awesome forks. He has his own shop ...more

I had the same and bladder conversion for the shock. Jonny did mine and the results were excellent.

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12/14/2020 9:55 AM

If a shock body is destroyed that quickly then there were probably lots of metal shavings that were not blown out after drilling/machining a part, possibly when drilling the peen off the shaft.

Those metal shavings will get you every time. pinch

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12/14/2020 12:02 PM

Tomok wrote:

I had TBT Arizona do a KYB SSS conversion on my KTM 4Cs forks when Jonny Weisman was there. Awesome forks. He has his own shop ...more

stone881 wrote:

I had the same and bladder conversion for the shock. Jonny did mine and the results were excellent.

FWIW, Jonny did a TBT revalve on my ‘07 KX450 for Moto/WORCS racing and nailed it first try. Big improvement. Very satisfied customer and highly recommended Jonny.

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12/15/2020 5:24 PM

ive had them do 2 of my bikes..... night and day better then what they were. also, sent my cone valve forks to a big name place to get resprung and valved.....they sucked. I was super bummed
travis took them and now they,re amazing!!!

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12/15/2020 5:30 PM

Back in 2012 I attended a GP style race in Washington, coming all the way down from northern BC. For some reason I had a mechanical in moto 1 but the promoter lent me his WR450 with TBT suspension for moto 2. Without changing a clicker, I still remember it being some of the best KYB stuff I had ever ridden...

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12/17/2020 3:07 PM

all a good read, so far as i can tell, the settings are really good and if you have the right tuner/technician it works out great.

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