View Full Version : What does anodizing the forks do for them?
July 22nd, 2009, 08:38 AM
I'm trying to figure out what all I'm going to do as far as suspension goes. Looking at Factory Tech's website, they offer it for $175 for the forks and $75 for the shock. I know it looks trick on Drewek's bike but how functional is it? Is that money better spent on something else?
July 22nd, 2009, 12:13 PM
In my unsolicited opinion, It would depend on the rider skill level to really tell the difference. The coating helps to reduce stiction as the forks/shock are moving. And they do look trick! I would say unless your a fast Int. or pro, put the money somewhere else. :wink:
July 22nd, 2009, 12:17 PM
Yea, I would imagine you are right. Thanks for the advise.
July 22nd, 2009, 04:16 PM
ummm we are talking about the shock body and fork uppers being anodized right? The coatings for internals is a type of heat treatment or elecrofusion of tinitrite I think.
If you have a Kawasaki it is already done. If you get any "slicker" you start to have seal durability problems in my experience.
Anodizing the shock body like PC used to do to the minibikes was supposed to help dissipate heat faster.... which would only do you good if you plan on riding the piss out of the bike for long motos.
Mainly I think it just looks KICKASS in which case (like the triple clamps) I say go for it.
July 22nd, 2009, 04:45 PM
Correct Lord Woolsey! I presumed he was talking about tinitrite coating.
July 22nd, 2009, 07:57 PM
The 85s and 65s benefit the most from anodizing because their bodies are bare aluminum. The piston on the shock shaft moving up and down a trillion times wears off small amounts of aluminum which contaminates the oil quicker than an anodized body. It can also be done to older suspension to tighten up some tolerances...and finally ya, it looks cool
July 23rd, 2009, 08:36 AM
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