Added reply in a thread Anybody get their 23 xc-f to turn better? 9/22/2022 6:51 PM

And yes, from my dumbass interpretation of this crap, under sprung stuff sits too far into the stroke and therefore feels too stiff. I could see this preventing the proper weight transfer for cornering too.

Added reply in a thread Anybody get their 23 xc-f to turn better? 9/22/2022 6:40 PM

Yeah, 134 could be a little over sprung from what my son found at their rec of 158.9.he is happy at 155 now But i would do that and work down to where it feels plush enough for him. We are atill running 3rd line down on fork tube

Added reply in a thread Anybody get their 23 xc-f to turn better? 9/22/2022 6:38 PM

You mean 3rd line showing, or 1-1.5 lines showing on fork tube?

Added reply in a thread Not excited about racing? 9/22/2022 5:28 PM

Yep, everyone gets a little stale, worn out from time to time. We have a 12-14 race season, that is split by a summer break. It gets old, especially going on 20 years. I havent raced this pst year. Kind of looking forward to it once the new bike is in. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Anybody get their 23 xc-f to turn better? 9/22/2022 5:24 PM

Oh as a side note, can’t recall where i read it/heard it. One of the reasons for moving the shock mount from the backbone of the frame was to get less kick in whoops ans such, side effect was that the front end doesnt load up as much on corners, especially ... more »

Added reply in a thread Anybody get their 23 xc-f to turn better? 9/22/2022 3:27 PM

More time def helps it loosen up. I would plug your figures into racetech’s website as both a 23 and a 22.5 FE, and see what they say. They told us 158.9psi for him, we went to 150 at his choice, once we got the 4.8 shock spring, we went to 155 and he ... more »

Added reply in a thread Anybody get their 23 xc-f to turn better? 9/22/2022 10:39 AM

oh and 3D, let me know if those setting s help any please. I am curious.

Added reply in a thread Anybody get their 23 xc-f to turn better? 9/22/2022 10:36 AM

oh and that his him wearing the jester cap in my profile pic!! I miss him being that small!

Added reply in a thread Anybody get their 23 xc-f to turn better? 9/22/2022 10:35 AM

My son is happy with his 23 450xcf so far. says it turns a lot better than his yzf. he has about 10 hours track and offroad on it now. I personally have an hour or less on it, turned fine for me. Felt almost as good as my 20 350xcf with ktech conversion ... more »

Added reply in a thread The final word on SFF spring conversions? Please advise (KTM/GG/HUS) 9/21/2022 1:12 PM

My son really really liked his 21 yz450. Now that he lhas the 23 450xcf, he likes it better. Still stock suspension. No races yet. He has ridden about 8 hrs worth of 30-40 min mx practice motos and XC practice motos. (Just got over king flu!) he likes ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2023 GG Parts Compatibility 9/18/2022 5:09 PM

Yep, i believe 18-22 will all work on the 23 GG.

Added reply in a thread New KTM 22.5/23. Shock springs 9/4/2022 8:45 AM

I got a 4.8 from WP. But have seen and been told by several that wp said you can run the longer spring. I assume it takes less preload to get the sag

Added reply in a thread Fave front tire in dry conditions 9/3/2022 11:22 AM

Starcross 5 medium, dont look back

Added reply in a thread Chad Reed Comments about the New '23 KTMs in Supercross Whoops | Musquin and Plessinger Fire Back 9/2/2022 9:15 AM

And I agree. MM25 has never been awesome in whoops, old frame he mostly doubled until 21. We all know, or should, that Factory bikes and consumer bikes are very different in set up and use demand. I think it was more of guys trying to use set up for ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2023 KTM 450 and 350 xcf’s 8/27/2022 12:37 PM

Posted this in the wrong thread earlier! Got distracted anyway- 3 hrs on bike when we started, 5hrs when we were done, so still breaking in I guess. Finally did some offroad laps (not mx) on the boys 23 450xcf. We are pretty decent on stock suspension, ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2023 KTM 450 and 350 xcf’s 8/21/2022 11:27 AM

Sarge are you still on the stock shock spring?

Added reply in a thread 2023 KTM 450 and 350 xcf’s 8/21/2022 11:27 AM

Thanks. In the past the mxa settings for the sx’s have worked pretty good. I forgot about the chain slack being different

Added reply in a thread 2023 KTM 450 and 350 xcf’s 8/20/2022 10:16 AM

Still on stock suspension, but kid is living the 450xcf. Only rode moto so far, dry hard pack and rocky off road may show the issues with the suspension for his speed and size. But for now just trying to break the chassis in beforr we start changing. ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2023 KTM 450 and 350 xcf’s 8/18/2022 3:10 PM

I honestly dont know. The kid got a pretty good deal because of his ability, and he paid about 4k down and financed the rest. Kinda proud of that. I only co signed to get his rate cut in half.

Added reply in a thread 2023 KTM 450 and 350 xcf’s 8/18/2022 1:47 PM

Should add, he said the bike leans iver and corners better than his yz. Said you dont have to worry about the rut as much