Suspension Services

Fork Service

FREE - SUSPENSION SHIPPING BOX - (Forks and Shock modification only)

We make shipping easy. Call 916-705-3193 and we will send you a shipping box.

2013-16 KTM / Husky / Husaberg 4CS FORK MODS

 (Stage 1 $395) (APS advanced progressive system) We have applied progressive damping technology to 4CS forks. The idea was to provide a more progressive damping curve, eliminating harshness and drastically improving the action of these forks.

(Stage 2 $620) (APS + Bottoming control device) This is my personal favorite, plush action that gets progressively stiffer with great bottoming control.

Trust the EXPERTS at Dicks Racing for all of your suspension needs. Call 916-705-3193

$395-620 + oil /springs if required


Finally, WP made some decent forks. Are they perfect, NO. They still need to be tuned for your specific parameters. Just because you can change spring rate does not mean that they work for all situations. In fact, because all dampening is in one fork leg and there is only one adjuster for each direction of travel, these forks really need to be spot on internally. We have the answers...from revalving($175) air bleeders($45) no-loss air filling tool($30) and swivel air valve($50), we have you covered. For those who would like a linear spring effect instead of the ramped up resistance of air, we offer a spring conversion kit that replaces the AER cartridge in the left fork. Action is more consistent through the stroke and does require different valving to work properly. In addition, the spring will never fail during a race like an air cartridge can.

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The NEW xplor forks are simple but lack sufficient damping to be taken seriously. Luckily, we have the answer. The internals are custom tuned to your skill and riding conditions and our proprietary APS compression valve is installed for more controlled action. This is the best set up for these forks, plush initial travel that gets progressively stiffer as it goes through the stroke.

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$450 + oil


 Forks are completely disassembled, cleaned and revalved to match your terrain and skill level utilizing the stock pistons. Rebound valving is matched to the springs being used, then the forks are filled with the highest quality oil to the optimum height. No matter what you ride, we have proven/tested settings that are guaranteed to keep you satisfied. Beware of pretenders, trust Dicks Racing to deliver results you can count on.

$195 + Parts (oil, springs if req.)


This option labeled "APS" is a completely different design than current systems being used. The name refers to Advanced Progressive System which allows for multiple rates of compression damping. Super plush initial travel, yet gradually stiffer through the stroke with incredible resistance to bottoming. Of the 4 options for KTM open chamber forks, this set-up has the most range and does everything well. The end result is superior performance that utilizes 3 separate compression adjusters (low, mid and high) and one rebound adjuster. This not only allows for more specific adjustment, but also offers the ability to adjust compression and rebound while riding.  This is the choice of serious trail riders and racers alike. Standard Revalve is Good, Revalve with HFP pistons is Better, Revalve + FBS is even better for gnarly off-road. The APS system is the most versatile by combining all of these technologies to provide the ultimate in off-road fork performance.

$395 + Parts (oil, springs if req.)


Now you can have the same fork system that up until now has only been available for KTM. This set-up was featured in Dirt Bike Magazine on a Beta 350, see the reviews section for that test. For an in depth explanation, please see the above APS KTM section.

$395 + springs(if required) + oil

Fork Rebuild

This is a separate service from the modifications above. Rebuilding involves replacing leaking seals, worn out bushings and polishing away nicks on the fork tubes. If this hasn't been done recently, be sure to request it. To keep costs low, we don't just do it automatically.

$60 + Parts when done with above modifications / $120 + Parts (rebuild only) For the ultimate in performance, request "super low friction seals and scrapers"

$60-120 + Parts

DLC Coated Fork Tubes

The final step to high performance suspension mods. Diamond like coating applied to make fork action more responsive. Also makes tubes extremely scatch resistant, making seals last much longer.
$525 + shipping

Shock Service


For those who are verticaly challenged, Dicks Racing has the answer. Shortened suspension. As expected, we do it right. Special Travel limiting spacers are installed in your forks and shock, complete revalve service is performed, springs are shortened, and then reassembled with fresh oil. The most common height reductions are (1") (1-1/2") ( 2"). The reduction can be reversed when it comes time to sell it, no problem.

$495.00 + oil



 When it comes to making your shock work better, trust Dicks Racing to do it right the first time. We have over 30 years of experience and do the testing required to achieve the best possible results. Your shock is taken apart, cleaned and revalved for your terrain and skill level. The correct spring rate is determined and matched rebound valving is installed. All air is removed from the system, which is absolutely critical for consistent/correct performance, and then pressurized with nitrogen to proper specs.

$195.00 + Parts (Showa/KYB) +25.00

Shock Rebuild

A seperate service from revalving. All wear items are replaced and carefully reassembled. $25 + Parts with revalve service / $125 + Parts (rebuild only)

$25 / 125.00 +Parts

Anti Fade Shock Reservoir

Be cool. If you are experiencing shock fade, this is the answer. Converts the stock piston set-up to a bladder with black reservoir. This upgrade drastically reduces heat by eliminating the piston movement inside the stock reservoir. If you are racing/riding for more than 30 minutes at a time, more than likely your shock is overheating and losing damping. Available when sending your shock in for modification or service. Fits all KTM shocks from 2003-2017.

$199 installed

2011-18 KTM/ Husky Aluminum Shock Spring Adjuster

Replace the weak stock plastic adjuster on your 2011-18 KTM/Husqvarna with this much stronger aluminum replacement. Shock must be disassembled to install.

Shock Spring Thrust Bearing

When a spring is initially compressed it's tendency is to twist, this piece lets that happen, resulting in smoother action. Can be used on top of the spring or in some cases on both ends.
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Suspension Services

Suspension Setup Tips

Static Sag
(The amount the rear of the bike drops on its own weight) should be between .75" - 1.5"

Rider Sag
With the above in that range, the rider sag should be 4" + or - .5"

Make sure not to get the right fork in a bind where it clamps to the axle. It will cause the forks to not work smoothly.

Release built-up pressure in the forks after every ride.

Shock oil should be changed by Dicks Racing every 25 hours