This is an example of what we do here that a lot of shops can't and won't get involved in. This is a non rebuildable stock shock from a vintage 1984 Yamaha RZ350. The customer was looking for an upgrade in suspension so we gutted the rear shock and using a KYB 40mm valve body, some machining and ingenuity we were able to dramatically improve the action while saving the customer a good bit of money over buying a complete aftermarket shock. The nice part is the bike still looks stock. If you have a project and a realistic budget give us a call!
4/2/2017 02:12:09 am
Questions about the RZ350 rebuild: can dampening be adjusted? can alternate rate springs be added? It looks like there is still a preload adjustment.
James - Cycle Improvements
4/3/2017 11:35:27 am
Yes, there is the stock rebound adjustment and spring preload. There is no compression adjuster. Spring rate may be changed to a stiffer or softer rate.
7/30/2017 05:26:36 pm
Hey!! I'm interested in getting my RZ shock rebuilt. What do you charge for this service? How can I contact you to discuss this?
James - Cycle Improvements
7/31/2017 04:48:39 pm
You can contact me at 519-888-7450 or email@example.com
6/19/2018 06:32:34 pm
I HAVE A 1985 RZ350 WITH A REAR SHOCK THAT IS LEAKING, PLEASE CALL ME WHEN YOU HAVE TIME IM INTRESTED IF YOU STILL DO THIS AND WHAT IT WOULD COST.
5/17/2019 01:55:42 pm
hello do you guys still rebuild rear shocks for rz350
5/17/2019 02:06:21 pm
Yes we do
6/11/2019 08:47:07 pm
Hi I’m interested in getting my Vintage Yamaha RZ350, shock rebuilt by you guys.
10/14/2019 08:19:51 pm
What is the average cost to rebuild the rear RZ350 shock?
7/31/2020 04:39:49 am
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8/3/2020 10:30:39 pm
looking price on 85 rz350 ear schock rebuild
8/15/2021 03:57:14 pm
What's the average cost to rebuild rear shock? Nothing fancy (I'm 160 lbs -street rider) occasionally fast rides.
8/16/2021 12:33:51 pm
Hi James, we only offer a rebuild and revalve. The price to do that is $495.00 parts and labor (Canadian). This is not including a spring which you would not ned
5/11/2022 08:16:19 am
You rebuilt my 1984 RZ350 shock a few years ago. I finally completed the restoration. Your shock rebuild performs flawlessly. Absolutely no complaints. Thank you for the great work!
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I have been involved in mechanics and motorcycling from a young age. I formed Cycle Improvements in 1981 and still have the same passion to learn today as when I started. Hope you find this blog interesting and educational.