ktm suspension help suspension
Posted 20 September 2011 - 11:47 PM
Posted 21 September 2011 - 05:37 AM
You can twist the throttle a little harder or you can call any one of the 3 gents below:
- Drew Smith (WER) at (908) 637-6385
- Bud Matto (Matto Cycle) (570) 429-0678
- Even Yarnall (Solid Performance) (484) 593-0095
All 3 are outstanding and can certainly help you with bike setup.
Posted 21 September 2011 - 06:50 AM
Posted 21 September 2011 - 07:46 AM
Posted 21 September 2011 - 10:09 AM
Posted 21 September 2011 - 12:46 PM
I find suspension work is like ordering a pizza. Whose do you like? Well you have to try them. They all have different appeals until you aquire a taste for one. If you start saying I want it thin, well done, and extra cheese it might not be good. So I find the best way is to go with their special and let the suspension pros know your racing series, weight, and ability is then they work their magic. What you get back might not always be to your liking but give it a few rides before you send it back for a tweek. I would try a buddies bike with a revalve you are thinking of getting also.
I loved my 08 xc250 forks after FC vavled them for rocks.
Posted 21 September 2011 - 08:05 PM
Posted 21 September 2011 - 08:57 PM
You may also have a maintenance issue (worn bushings, etc) making the fork feel even worse...
Even after a re-valve (no matter who does it), you will still have to experiment with settings and communicate with whoever it is that did the work to get the most out of the suspension. KTM supsension is NOT set it and forget it...at least from my experience.
You can also go to KTMTALK.COM suspension forum for advice on spring rates, clicker settings etc.
Posted 21 September 2011 - 10:53 PM
Posted 22 September 2011 - 12:21 PM
#1 get proper springs and set sag properly.
#2 on KTM CC forks they are normally delivered with too much oil in the outer chaamer, drain them and add 320cc of 2.5wt oil to each. That is a good starting point.
#3 once the above is spot on then go and ride a trouble section a few times, then reset clickers in each direction and in a few combinations, noting on paper what happens and what is good and bad.
# 4 now you can call a tuner and give him great info to help you dial it in with ease..
Lastly if it is an 2008, When was the oil changed.. Forks should be done atleast once a season and the shock looses rebound after 16-20 race hours.. the KTM shock works hard..