Showa Airfork to Spring conversion.

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1/18/2018 3:23 PM

Just bought a 2017 Kx 450f and not so sure about the airfork. Have a chance to buy a used spring conversion and just wanted to see if anybody has tried this ? Anybody have any opinions or suggestions on the conversion ?


1/18/2018 3:29 PM

i have the FC spring conversion on my 17 kx450 and its pretty good i didnt think the air fok was bad i just didnt want to dick with it i want to pull my bike out and ride


1/18/2018 4:54 PM

Kawi air is garbage... get the conversion.. thank me later


1/18/2018 5:38 PM

I was about ready to start a thread about air to spring conversion also. Im curious about opinions also. I know one poster here didnt like the weight of the spring on one side of the fork. He said it handled weird. I'm open to other opinions too.


1/18/2018 8:04 PM

Had the race tech kit on my 16. Loved it, easy to install and set up. Front end feel was a lot better with the spring as well.


1/19/2018 8:13 AM

I've done a few. Clean kit, and very easy to install. I still feel air can work though. Depending on your weight. But some riders don't want to mess with the three chambers. Just get the valving right, and a spring swap is a better option than swapping forks imo.


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1/21/2018 5:29 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/21/2018 5:29 PM

I had TBT in Az do my tac to sff conversion. They use oem Showa parts. These forks are great!! I did tune them a little (a few clicker adjustments and added oil ) but after that, wow!


1/22/2018 6:49 AM

Does anyone know what it would take to make your own air to spring conversion parts for the TAC?

I assume you can just buy the KX250F spring cartridge, spring, fork cap, etc and bolt that right into the KX450F TAC leg?

It looks like I can get those OEM parts for like $300, and would just do the conversion myself, but I'd like to make sure there isn't any machining or something that I'm overlooking.


1/22/2018 10:39 AM

I just bought a used one off ebay with spring shipped to me for $ 410.00. Enzo will do the install with $ 80.00 bucks so for $ 490.00 I'm hoping it's worth it. I have had my 2017 for a month and could not believe this was such a great idea messing with 3 chambers to make one fork correct.