Ranger Point Precision announced the company’s new RPP Moto motorcycle parts manufacturing division, which is based in Houston, TX, along with the RPP Moto C4 Damping Rod Suspension Upgrade Kits which uniquely employ patent pending technology to transform damping rods into cartridge style units with fully tunable, velocity sensitive compression and rebound valves. Initially, these are available for the following Honda motorcycles: NC750x, NC700x, CB500x, CB500f, CB650f, CB500x, CB750 Nighthawk, Rebel CMX300 and CMX500 Rebel. More models to come.
What’s more, these masterfully engineered damping valves, once installed, are serviceable from the top of the motorcycle fork tube, allowing even novice mechanics to make fine-tuned adjustments to every damping aspect in just minutes. The company is also introducing our modular designed ADV Foot Pegs with wider and more aggressive grips, an angled bottom edge for more clearance, and robust pivot mounts that are available in black, red and brushed aluminum.
On the compression stroke, oil is forced upwards into the damping rods with four bleed holes, through the center of the rebound valve and up through the two-way compression valve. The compression valve shims keep the ports covered, preventing aggressive dive under braking. At faster speeds, the compression valve shims bend open to blow off high pressure and soften harsh bumps, while preventing bottoming of the forks.
During the rebound stroke, oil flows out through a small hole in the rebound valve to maintain excellent pitch control during turn-in, braking and terrain dips. At faster speeds, the rebound valve collar slowly opens until it’s blown open entirely, exposing a t-shaped port so the forks can extend rapidly and the wheel can quickly regain contact with the road.
- Dramatically improves compression and rebound damping control to rival cartridge style forks
- Kits are pre-tuned per customer specifications
- Fully fine-tunable without major disassembly, allowing fine adjustments to every aspect of the damping curves
- Precisely machined aluminum components reduce unsprung weight by 1 pound
Kits come complete with one set of compression valves, one set of rebound valves, one set of precisely machined damping rods in light weight aluminum and one extractor tool. Extended travel kits for the Honda NC750x, NC700x and CB500x allow for an additional 1-in. of travel height and include a set of rear shock linkages.
“You can still find damping rods in many entry-to-mid-level sport bikes, naked bikes and cruisers,” said Adam Devine, CEO, Ranger Point Precision. “The good news is that many of these otherwise great motorcycles are thousands of dollars cheaper than their competition oriented counterparts. Even better, there is finally an effective way to upgrade those old damping rods to cartridge level performance.”
Link: RPP Moto