2018 Suzuki Balance shaft kit

Suits 2018 Suzuki RMZ450 that are equipped with the all new Showa BFRC Shock.
    2018 Suzuki Balance shaft kit

    2018 Suzuki Balance shaft kit

    Our initial test with the 2018 Suzuki revealed several severe problems in both chassis balance and shock action.  Here’s what we found. Our initial test with the 2018 Suzuki revealed several severe problems in both chassis balance and shock action.  Here’s what we found.

    Read test report on the 2018 RMZ

    2018 Suzuki Balance shaft kit

    Our initial test with the 2018 Suzuki revealed several severe problems in both chassis balance and shock action.  Here’s what we found.

    All new ‘Showa BFRC Shock’

    • Very High rear end that transfers too much weight onto the forks and causes over steer and very poor high speed stability.
    • Suspension action is stiff and harsh but at the same time extremely soft on slow rolling bumps
    • Inconsistent shock action, it seemed to have a mind of its own under brakes making it very hard to decide which direction it needed to be tuned.  Seemed more of a mess in rough braking than any other description.

    The Fix

    After stripping the shock down and testing in the shop we found these sharp fast hits simply overcome the standard valving and piston setup.  Aside from the shock action front and rear, it’s really obvious straight away there is a very big front-to-rear balance problem that needs sorting first and foremost.

    Installing the Balance shaft kit together with our linkage results in a more ‘ normal’ feeling much more similar to the 2018 Honda and Yamaha like settings we love.

    The change is dramatic transforming this rear end! Here’s what we came up with.

    2018 Suzuki Balance shaft kit
    2018 Suzuki Balance shaft kit

    Krooztune’ Balance shaft kit’  to suit 2018 Suzuki RMZ BFRC shock.

    Our balance shaft kit Includes:

    • Complete shock chrome shaft
    • Compression and Rebound adjustable Hard anodised Main Piston
    • Compression and Rebound shims/setting installed ready to be fitted by a suspension shop or tuner
    • Shim Setting available in 4 options/ variants   OFFROAD / C GRADE / Vet / B – Vet / Pro. Kit comes with shims to build all variants needed. Please add a note in comments at checkout which setting you prefer installed ready to go.  Default is ‘B-Vet’ level.
    2018 Suzuki Balance shaft kit

    The Results

    Zero rear wallow (soft sponge action), plusher ride thru the braking bumps, great stability and turn in, super adjustable. This linkage and shock mod balances the bike front to rear making it much more stable at high speeds, into high speed ‘G outs’  and turning thru long fast sweepers is a breeze.

    Read test report on the 2018 RMZ

    Adjustable Linkage

    • Adjustable KROOZR linkage.  +1,2,3,4 mm over the std 136mm arm . We settled on +1mm for most applications.

    We also recommend

    • Softer shock spring for riders under 85kg
    • Maxima Zero fade 3W oil

    Results

    Zero rear wallow (soft sponge action), plusher ride thru the braking bumps, great stability and turn in, super adjustable. This linkage and shock mod balances the bike front to rear making it much more stable at high speeds, into high speed ‘G outs’  and turning thru long fast sweepers is a breeze. We provide a Fast clicker setting and comfort setting that works with the installed valving. It’s a great head start in dialling the shock in to suit you.

    Read the test report on the 2018 RMZ

    Features

    • Designed to work with OEM suzuki parts eg piston bands and wear parts
    • Tunable shim stacks
    • Zero wallow but plush action through the braking bumps
    • Settled feel under braking
    • Drive out of corners is improved
    • Super adjustable thru the oem clickers
    • Clicker settings supplied. We provide a Fast setting and comfort setting that works with the installed valving.
    • Height adjustable rear end if paired with our KROOZR adjustable linkage.
    • Settings and specs easily tuned and installed by any competent suspension tuner

    Buying Options

    The 2018 Suzuki Balance shaft kit comes ideally as the full kit, or if you only need one of the parts you can purchase these individually. Purchase the kit and save over $100!

    • Balance shaft kit – $395
    • Nitrogen Bladder extension – $160
    • Linkage – $199
    • Total is package kit, contains Shaft kit + Bladder extension + linkage – $645

    Please note

    Please ensure at time of checkout to leave notes on your shim stack settings if purchasing the full kit or the Balance shaft kit individually. You can do this in the notes section of the checkout page.

    2018 Suzuki Balance shaft kit

$20 Flat Shipping within Australia

Flat wordlwide shipping rate of $45 international DHL shipping Worldwide –  $60 for SFF kits. Most deliveries shipping to USA/Canada/UK in 3 – 4 days.