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I recently had my local shop here in Mesa Arizona do a complete revalve job on my stock front and rear shocks on my YFZ. Before I did this I was going to shell out about $1,800 for a set of Elka's because the stock suspension was just plain out kicking my ass and leaving me sore all over.

Custom cycle here in Mesa recommended me to let them do their revalve(about $400 for all 3 shocks)and guaranteed me that they would be as good if not better then the Elka's because the stock YFZ shocks are already top notch but are just harsh at slower speeds.

My test was this past weekend at Glamis. The sand was damp and rutted all to hell from all of the buggy's and such. The revalved suspension was steller!!!!Felt like a new bike actually. I was going much faster thru the rough stuff and was taking 5-10 foot drop-off ledges and landing on what seemed like a bed of pillows..........NO BOTTOMING WHATSOEVER!!!

I am so,so freakin happy and it saved me a load of cash. My upper body has no soreness at all and this is from 4 days of non-stop riding.

The stockers have so much potential and imho you don't need to spend thousands on aftermarket shocks. My 450 is perfect now.I figured i'd pass this info on to you guy's not happy with your stockers.CHEERS! :))
 

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Great review, and glad to hear you're happy with the results. :tup:
 

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shock rebuild

Did they change the springs also? Do you have a phone number for the shop and a contact. I live in Tucson and I am interested in having my shocks redone. Thanks for the info.
 

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Re: shock rebuild

rdgarry said:
Did they change the springs also? Do you have a phone number for the shop and a contact. I live in Tucson and I am interested in having my shocks redone. Thanks for the info.
No spring change......they said the stock springs were fine and recommended not to change them.

480-969-2863 ask for Gary.
 

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One more thing I might add:

My favorite thing about this mod is it gets rid of that harsh(painful)jolt that was common with the stockers on the low speed stutter type bumps.After the mod the suspension still seems nice and firm(not mushy)but really soaks up the stutter bumps without transfering it to your hands,wrists,and arms. My rear end does'nt swap around anymore on the big whoops either. As far as i'm concerned it fixes all the stockers shortcomings. It really impressed me and thats hard to do. :tup:
 

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KEN1 said:
My favorite thing about this mod is it gets rid of that harsh(painful)jolt that was common with the stockers on the low speed stutter type bumps.
Yup, I'm familiar with this too!
 

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So what did you have them valved for? Not MX I asssume..... I am wondreing if they would be worse for MX now that they feel softer :shrug:
 

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So what did you have them valved for? Not MX I asssume..... I am wondreing if they would be worse for MX now that they feel softer :shrug:
I had them set up for desert/dune riding. They will not bottom out as easily as when they were stock. My 240lb buddy was jumping on my front bumper and they would not bottom out. They are still very firm but not nearly as harsh.........its kinda hard to explain actually.I love'em though! :nod:
 

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So glad to hear that! Might think of revalving mine.

Do you think after revalving the shocks I still need longer a arms that much or it helps a lot with steering and corners too?
 

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tudo808 said:
So glad to hear that! Might think of revalving mine.

Do you think after revalving the shocks I still need longer a arms that much or it helps a lot with steering and corners too?
I use the stock "A"arms and the whole set-up is perfect for me.
 

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Is this the shop

Custom Cycle - ATV
1701 N Country Club dr.
480-969-2863

if so, i think i'll give 'em a call tomorow
 

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Is this the shop

Custom Cycle - ATV
1701 N Country Club dr.
480-969-2863

if so, i think i'll give 'em a call tomorow
Yep,thats the shop. When you call them ask for Gary and he'll dial you in.
 

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Do they have a website? I will check into having them hook me up too.....does anyone know of anyone closer to my location in socal?
 

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I asked Gary and he will gladly do the revalve if you ship it to his shop. Give him a call.
 
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