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That looks like it's been hit by a stone or something. It is a worry I have.
I've chipped my Kashima Fox MTB forks on a rock previously - nail polish works wonders for a repair, apply/tape around/fine nail file as flat as possible/polish smooth... has been going strong for +2 years since.
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There you go Dean. You could've just bough a few bottles of gold nail polish and done it yourself! You're welcome!
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Does anybody know why The top teams have gone away from Kashima coatings. Seems a few years ago every top mx/sx team has it. Nowdays its not as common.
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Does anybody know why The top teams have gone away from Kashima coatings. Seems a few years ago every top mx/sx team has it. Nowdays its not as common.
In AMA MX/SX, many of the top teams still run Kashima coated outer tubes, this is true for the Factory Kawaski, Factory Yamaha and Factory Honda bikes. The JGR supported Factory Suzuki bikes run different forks and coatings on their lites vs open bikes. I think there may be a connection between the Japanese brands of suspension and the Japanese proprietary Kashima coating.

Of the big brand teams, its really only KTM that dont run it on their WP Cone Valve forks. Not sure why that is. Maybe its because they dont want a Japanese product on their Euro forks. Maybe its because KTM have always tried to run what they sell (until the 48mm vs 52mm saga). The Cone Valves that you and I can buy from the PowerParts catalogue dont have Kashima. Maybe another reason?
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You are never going to eliminate roost from our world or its damaging effects.
The interesting thing here is that the MTB forks are suffering much more than the MX forks. There is possibly a compatability issue here. A lot of the MTB guys are using 7075 grade alloys in their forks where the MX forks are primarily 6000 series T6. I would put this down to the need to keep pushbikes as light as possible whilst maintaining maximum strength.
We use 6061 T6 alloy exclusively in our workshop. It is an aircraft grade, high strength alloy that is incredibly versatile.
7075 is of slightly higher strength but it is not as receptive to welding or anodising as 6061.
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What if you clear wrap the forks in vinyl ?
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After all the talk of Kashima coatings I couldnít resist. I sent the forks off to be done. If all goes well Iíll send the shock off to be done too. I hope my Ohlins see some improvement over what have now like everyone else did.
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After all the talk of Kashima coatings I couldnít resist. I sent the forks off to be done. If all goes well Iíll send the shock off to be done too. I hope my Ohlins see some improvement over what have now like everyone else did.
Do you have the RXF forks? Are you changing anything else at the same time?

I just got back from a ride. Still super happy with my Kashima/DLC CC forks, wouldn't sell them if offered cost to build.

I ended up getting an Ohlins Flow shock also. Happy with it except for bottoming resistance...rear traction has improved dramatically and it absorbs the sharp hits very well. I like it better than the revalved stock shock but am keen to get some progression in the stroke. I am not sure how the Ohlins springs compare....I just bolted it on and rode. Time to do some research.
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Do you have the RXF forks? Are you changing anything else at the same time?

I just got back from a ride. Still super happy with my Kashima/DLC CC forks, wouldn't sell them if offered cost to build.

I ended up getting an Ohlins Flow shock also. Happy with it except for bottoming resistance...rear traction has improved dramatically and it absorbs the sharp hits very well. I like it better than the revalved stock shock but am keen to get some progression in the stroke. I am not sure how the Ohlins springs compare....I just bolted it on and rode. Time to do some research.

My forks are the Rxf with huck valves. Just the Kashima coating to the forks is being done. See how that goes then potentially the Ohlins flow shock kashima coated aswell. Maybe Dlc on the shaft as well ?
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