Is RG3 Suspension under new ownership (vs. back around 2008)?

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12/30/2018 11:41 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/1/2019 12:25 PM

Good afternoon Vital MXers!

I am building up a neat 2008 CRF450R and really wanted to have RG3 Suspension revalve the suspension with their Smart Valves, as I recall this modification was really well received back in the 2008-era.

So … I've been trying to get in touch with RG3 Suspension, their website hasn't been updated in many years it appears, when I call the phone # on their website it doesn't connect but says "you have reached a number that is no longer in service" (# 714-630-0786) but then I got a follow-up call from a guy on a cell phone (I appreciate the effort, I do!). When I queried that guy about Smart Valves, he said they didn't have any Smart Valves in stock anymore but that they could revalve my suspension just as well without them … what?! I thought Smart Valves were their technology "upper hand" … what is going on???

So … RG3 Suspension just doesn't seem to be the same company as it was 10 years ago … anyone out there know what's up with them? Is the original owner Rob Henrickson involved with the company anymore?

I have an old set of suspension to I'd like to have RG3 revalve/Smart Valve it for me and now they seem to be MIA. Uh oh ...

If anyone knows the situation, please chime in!

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12/30/2018 12:11 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/31/2018 4:20 PM

Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?

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12/31/2018 4:43 PM

Call the denver rg3, i think they still operating.

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Livin' the dream, two wheels at a time!

12/31/2018 10:18 PM

I think the alpine wy shop is still running as well.. or call the racing station in driggs idaho he may know as well.. good luck.. o had some back in 05 and it was awesome suspension..

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12/31/2018 10:36 PM

Thanks guys - I have renewed hope!

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1/1/2019 9:53 AM

Rider 5280 wrote:

Thanks guys - I have renewed hope!

I had an 08 CRF450 done by RG3 with smart valves and their full linkage setup. Bought the bike used with all that stuff on it. It was still to this day one of the plushest rides I've ever had.

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1/1/2019 10:27 AM

Rider 5280 wrote:

Thanks guys - I have renewed hope!

macz400 wrote:

I had an 08 CRF450 done by RG3 with smart valves and their full linkage setup. Bought the bike used with all that stuff on it. It was still to this day one of the plushest rides I've ever had.

Same here. The OP was considering buying ny setup with linkage/smartvalves (took off bike before selling).

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1/1/2019 10:37 AM

Erik - still interested!

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5/29/2019 3:57 AM

Rider 5280, were you ever able to get ahold of anyone? I'm also building an '08 Crf450 and would like a set of their triple clamps if they are still making them.

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5/29/2019 8:58 AM
Edited Date/Time: 5/29/2019 8:59 AM

Yes, RG3 did get back to me, but it was a weird, drawn-out deal. I tried to contact them via email multiple times with no response, I left multiple voicemails with no response initially, and then someone got back to me (Daniel? can't remember for sure). At any rate, I lost total confidence in them as a company (their website was last updated in ~ 2012?) and through my research got some great leads on Enzo Racing given the type of suspension setup I was looking for (super plush, stays up in stroke, etc.). I ended up going with Enzo (Craig Decker @ Enzo in Texas is who I am going to likely try, I am already working with Enzo in CA on my YZ250F). I wanted to go the RG3 Smart Valve route, but when I learned that RG3 doesn't make those anymore for the older Hondas like our 2008s, I lost all hope at that point.

Please send me a PM with your contact info and we can talk some more 2008 CRF450R talk. Maybe do some part trading, etc.

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