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8/13/2017 3:22 PM

Hey guys looking at having my forks and shock redone since I won't be riding during the Ohio winter. I want the Kashima Coates outer fork tubes and shock body done and I believe it is the Titanium Nitrate coating on the shock shaft and fork sliders. I found SRS suspension here in Ohio can do it for me at a reasonable price. Just wondering what the advantages of this procedure is. Less friction is what I've been able to gather so far. I know it's not mandatory to have this done but it looks amazing and I always said I wanted my bike to look like a factory race bike so why not. Anyways just wanted some input on the coatings and some reviews on SRS suspension Photo

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2011 Yamaha YZ 250 -MX
1996 Yamaha Banshee 350 -Trails
1982 Chevy S10
2005 Pontiac GTO -451rwhp

8/13/2017 7:48 PM

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8/13/2017 7:49 PM

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8/13/2017 7:50 PM

I had my fork tubes and shock body Kashima coated. It's looks amazing! You will not be disappointed! Photo

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8/13/2017 7:51 PM

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8/13/2017 7:53 PM

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8/13/2017 7:55 PM

FC did mine, coatings, kashima forks, , dlc , lowers , shock shaft, hardened fork lugs, plus their suspension service. Turned out great, I ll test after iron man national.

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8/14/2017 6:32 AM

If you just want the look cool bling factor sure, but you're wasting your money otherwise coating stock stuff.

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8/14/2017 6:40 AM

mxb2 wrote:

FC did mine, coatings, kashima forks, , dlc , lowers , shock shaft, hardened fork lugs, plus their suspension service. Turned out great, I ll test after iron man national.

Very nice man I like it. You racing iron man then on Saturday at the pro national? I'll be there. Maybe I'll run into you in the pits

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2011 Yamaha YZ 250 -MX
1996 Yamaha Banshee 350 -Trails
1982 Chevy S10
2005 Pontiac GTO -451rwhp

8/14/2017 6:41 AM

dmm698 wrote:

If you just want the look cool bling factor sure, but you're wasting your money otherwise coating stock stuff.

I've had it already revalved and resprung for me. But yeah I agree I would be wasting money to make it look cool but not like I haven't wasted money already lol

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2011 Yamaha YZ 250 -MX
1996 Yamaha Banshee 350 -Trails
1982 Chevy S10
2005 Pontiac GTO -451rwhp

8/14/2017 7:52 AM

mxb2 wrote:

FC did mine, coatings, kashima forks, , dlc , lowers , shock shaft, hardened fork lugs, plus their suspension service. Turned out great, I ll test after iron man national.

eric513anderson wrote:

Very nice man I like it. You racing iron man then on Saturday at the pro national? I'll be there. Maybe I'll run into you in the pits

Going to spectate.

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8/14/2017 7:53 AM

dmm698 wrote:

If you just want the look cool bling factor sure, but you're wasting your money otherwise coating stock stuff.

X2 mostly cosmetics, stock bikes are good enough for 90% in the world, I like building bikes.

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8/14/2017 9:43 AM

dmm698 wrote:

If you just want the look cool bling factor sure, but you're wasting your money otherwise coating stock stuff.

mxb2 wrote:

X2 mostly cosmetics, stock bikes are good enough for 90% in the world, I like building bikes.

Ahh gotcha. I agree with the cosmetics. I drool over the factory bikes so I figured why not. I can look at it in my garage while I have music cranked sipping on whiskey. Haha

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2011 Yamaha YZ 250 -MX
1996 Yamaha Banshee 350 -Trails
1982 Chevy S10
2005 Pontiac GTO -451rwhp

8/14/2017 10:10 AM

There are performance and durability benefits to these coatings, but mainly on the lowers. Both coatings lower friction, making the fork work smoother and reduce wear due to a smoother surface. The main benefit is in the lowers, the Ti Nitride or DLC that would replace the stock hard chrome is much harder and less susceptible to rock chips and in turn making seals last longer and work smoother.

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8/14/2017 10:11 AM

eric513anderson wrote:

Ahh gotcha. I agree with the cosmetics. I drool over the factory bikes so I figured why not. I can look at it in my garage while I have music cranked sipping on whiskey. Haha

most people would never notice, but as far as performance goes its a step in the negative direction was my point. I think it was bones bacon who recently even did an interview where he said you're much better off leaving stock stuff uncoated.

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8/14/2017 10:35 AM

dmm698 wrote:

If you just want the look cool bling factor sure, but you're wasting your money otherwise coating stock stuff.

mxb2 wrote:

X2 mostly cosmetics, stock bikes are good enough for 90% in the world, I like building bikes.

eric513anderson wrote:

Ahh gotcha. I agree with the cosmetics. I drool over the factory bikes so I figured why not. I can look at it in my garage while I have music cranked sipping on whiskey. Haha

Dlc , lower friction, tighter tolerances,but. mostly. Looks badazz, if ya got the $$, who cares. Your $$ and decision

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8/14/2017 12:19 PM

dmm698 wrote:

If you just want the look cool bling factor sure, but you're wasting your money otherwise coating stock stuff.

mxb2 wrote:

X2 mostly cosmetics, stock bikes are good enough for 90% in the world, I like building bikes.

eric513anderson wrote:

Ahh gotcha. I agree with the cosmetics. I drool over the factory bikes so I figured why not. I can look at it in my garage while I have music cranked sipping on whiskey. Haha

Or you could spend more money on whiskey and look at fork coatings on bikes on the internet.

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8/14/2017 1:14 PM

mxb2 wrote:

X2 mostly cosmetics, stock bikes are good enough for 90% in the world, I like building bikes.

eric513anderson wrote:

Ahh gotcha. I agree with the cosmetics. I drool over the factory bikes so I figured why not. I can look at it in my garage while I have music cranked sipping on whiskey. Haha

r.sal923 wrote:

Or you could spend more money on whiskey and look at fork coatings on bikes on the internet.

No. Lol, at least the coatings last awhile,.

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8/14/2017 1:40 PM

I'll have to look for that article with Bones talking about the coatings

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2011 Yamaha YZ 250 -MX
1996 Yamaha Banshee 350 -Trails
1982 Chevy S10
2005 Pontiac GTO -451rwhp

8/14/2017 1:42 PM

eric513anderson wrote:

Ahh gotcha. I agree with the cosmetics. I drool over the factory bikes so I figured why not. I can look at it in my garage while I have music cranked sipping on whiskey. Haha

r.sal923 wrote:

Or you could spend more money on whiskey and look at fork coatings on bikes on the internet.

mxb2 wrote:

No. Lol, at least the coatings last awhile,.

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Agreed. The coatings will be a conversation piece haha
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2011 Yamaha YZ 250 -MX
1996 Yamaha Banshee 350 -Trails
1982 Chevy S10
2005 Pontiac GTO -451rwhp

8/14/2017 1:50 PM

Fuck whiskey, get coatings. Yolo

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8/14/2017 2:00 PM

Bones says don't do it

Bones

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8/14/2017 3:32 PM

speed_racer wrote:

Bones says don't do it

Bones

Who is that guy anyway. Like he knows anything about Mx suspension.....

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8/14/2017 3:36 PM

How much did FC charge for the kashima?

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8/14/2017 5:59 PM

speed_racer wrote:

Bones says don't do it

Bones

Interesting article. But if he is against it, why do all the PC bikes have there suspension looking trick?

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2011 Yamaha YZ 250 -MX
1996 Yamaha Banshee 350 -Trails
1982 Chevy S10
2005 Pontiac GTO -451rwhp

8/14/2017 6:36 PM

eric513anderson wrote:

Interesting article. But if he is against it, why do all the PC bikes have there suspension looking trick?

It's because as he states it's fine cause they're built originally with those coatings so the tolerances are all correct. When coating stock stuff as he's say there's many variables that can cause the tolerances to be off.

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8/14/2017 7:53 PM

speed_racer wrote:

Bones says don't do it

Bones

eric513anderson wrote:

Interesting article. But if he is against it, why do all the PC bikes have there suspension looking trick?

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8/14/2017 7:54 PM

Real showa A kit Eric. My crf

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8/15/2017 3:40 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/15/2017 3:41 PM

My handmade one off cone valves with blue Ti-nitride lower sliders. I'm not sure if they work any better than the stock DLC coated lowers but they are trick looking though :-) Photo

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8/15/2017 3:46 PM

Digger29 wrote:

My handmade one off cone valves with blue Ti-nitride lower sliders. I'm not sure if they work any better than the stock DLC coated lowers but they are trick looking though :-) Photo

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Man those look sick. I think I'm gonna say f*ck it this winter and do it

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2011 Yamaha YZ 250 -MX
1996 Yamaha Banshee 350 -Trails
1982 Chevy S10
2005 Pontiac GTO -451rwhp