What is Kashima Coating?
First things first, this coating is exactly what you see getting used on the likes of Ken Roczen's HRC Honda and Eli Tomac's Monster Energy Factory Kawasaki. So rest assure that what you are getting is nothing but the very best.
We get questions regarding why choose Kashima over Anodising daily. Conventional hard anodising is normally porous and low to moderate wear resistance, there are more chances of abrasion and wear, caused by failure of lubrication in higher pressure, vibration, and friction areas. Kashima Coat has lubricating properties and creates higher resistance characteristics and was developed for these exact purposes
Kashima Coat is a proprietary hard anodising processing that Miyaki Company of Japan has invented, lubricating molybdenum disulfide deposited via electrical induction into the billions of micro-pores on the surface of hard-anodized aluminum for better lubrication and less abrasion and wear.
There are about 70 billion of anodic cells in 1 cm2 with molybdenum disulfide deposit and penetrated into micro-pores from the bottom of each cell, and Kashima Coat improves on lubrication and corrosion resistance of conventional hard anodizing and other common types of coating such as Teflon, Graphite, and Tungsten disulfide.
By using Kashima Coat on your fork tubes or shock body you are effectively creating a more consistent action and reducing the amount of friction that causes "fade" that can happen over long motos. "fade" is caused from heat building up with in the suspension which in most cases caused from excessive friction caused from OEM fork coatings, by using kashima your reducing friction which reduces heat, heat with in suspension can cause premature wear on parts and cause the loss of viscosity in oils and create a abnormal feeling to your suspension.
Adding Kashima Coating to your suspension is a excellent investment to your suspension as it will effective create less wear on your inner bushings, lower fork temp which will extended fork oil life. By pairing your kashima coated fork tubes up with either of our TiN or DLC coated inner fork legs or Shock shaft will create a even more superior pair of forks by lowering the friction and heat even further.