KTM suspension Video
Posted 30 September 2011 - 09:16 PM
I would love to see our bikes come with rubber mounted engines to the frame. A lot of our bikes are predicated around motocross so I doubt there's a need for it when a race is 30 minutes but a 3-6 hour race off road would benefit a rubber mount. I love that Ktm is focused on off road too. My 2012 actually comes with a radiator fan plug.
Posted 01 October 2011 - 07:06 AM
Regarding the KTM rear ends, am I correct in thinking that the linkage system is no longer a PDS and that the shock internals are significantly different?
This post has been edited by mike walters: 01 October 2011 - 07:07 AM
Posted 01 October 2011 - 08:43 AM
All that redesign makes the suspension magical! Going from 2006 to 2012 is like going from a Model T to a F250. The stock suspension and spring rate was amazingly better, even at my 260+#. The 2012 handles SO much better than the 2006. Just got the boingers back from the tuner last night...gonna try it out today...can't wait!
I'm pretty sure the internals changed - at least with the shim stack. The spring rate is WAY different because of the linkage. The tuner said the forks seem pretty soft initially which he said means plush.
I guess you could check the micro-fische to see whats different.
click for Shock Diagram
Or go to KTMTalk.com and use the shop online button at the top to drill down to the micro-fische.
Posted 27 November 2011 - 07:47 AM
With my 2011, I am now convinced what others have told me: it is critical to start with the correct spring rates. After that, I went to Drew for a re-valve and I'm VERY happy with the machine.