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Pro Action Suspension

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I have a good question for you guys. I have a 2003 YZF450, and have been riding it for almost the whole summer, Had a Kawasaki before. Anyway, I used to race probobly 6 years ago, then got out of riding. Then 3 years ago, I started to race sno-x, then decided to get back into bikes. Anyway, long story short, I am right at the point of moving up to the 250 amateur class, and right now I am having issues with the suspension being real harsh, but also bottoming out on bigger stuff. The bike is all stock right now. I was thinking of having the suspension done by Pro Action. That would be a complete re-valve front and rear, along with an aluminum piston for the rear shock, new oil, and setup for me at the races... What kind of improvement should I expect for my money... I know the suspension will be much more plush, and resist bottoming a lot more... Can I also expect better braking charactaristics, and better cornering. Where will I see the most improvement?

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lets us know how it comes out,soon as iam willing to part with the moola i will get mine done.

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Everyone has different opinions on this so I'll only share my personal experiences. I have used ProAction on two different bikes (I'm a slow learner, I guess). I was not satisfied with either of them - even after returning for rework. Plus, they are very expensive once you pay for everything you need to make your suspension right. This last time I sent my stuff off to Jeff Howe at TrakControl Dynamics www.trakcontrol.com . He tuned my suspension using the stock valves (the Aluminum ProAction shock valve is all hocus pocus, IMO).

I have never been happier with my suspension - it does exactly what it's suppose to do. I can ride faster with more control than ever.

If you want cool stickers that tells everyone you paid a lot to have someone fiddle with your suspension, go to ProAction, if you want the best suspension go to TrakControl.

BTW, half of Jeff's racers/testers ride YZ450Fs. The best way of getting ahold of Jeff is through the email link on his web site.

John

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Hey guys, I've been using trakcontrols since he first started out, best stuff hands down, I know Jeff really well, I can tell you this, no one works harder at trying to improve, he's always giving me things to test, best service too, for the money, you won't regret it. :cry:

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