2017 ktm 350sxf fork settings

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7/20/2017 5:22 PM

Just got a 17 ktm350sxf, first ride out and overall the bike feels great. However found myself searching for some settings. I'm 167 and a mid pack b rider. the bike felt great, however I experienced some headshake and instability through the acceleration bumps up front.
I'm runing 137lbs air, compression 20 clicks out, rebound 15 clicks out, 105 mm sag, shock settings are stock.

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7/20/2017 6:35 PM

Michael_Scott wrote:

Just got a 17 ktm350sxf, first ride out and overall the bike feels great. However found myself searching for some settings. ...more

Same bike and same speed. I'm 150lbs and running 145lbs of air in forks and all stock settings. sounds like u are running too little air pressure for ur speed and weight.

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7/20/2017 7:13 PM

Sometimes the process of troubleshooting handling issue can be counter intuitive. For example, if too much weight is transferred off the front tire there's very little net force keeping it steering straight ahead. This condition can occurs during hard acceleration. If at the same time the light front end hits a sharp bump that deflects it sideways the forks/ handlebars will torque in that direction. This wouldn't be too bad but the wheel then hits the next bump while slightly turned and the net force then twists the forks in the opposite direction. The result is head shake. If you like everything else, try keeping more of your weight forward. Anything to reduce the weight transfer will help (reduce rear squat, slowing fork rebound, etc). Try it, you might be surprised.

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7/20/2017 7:22 PM

I'm on a 17 as well. About 170 pounds, and similar speed.
143 psi
15 clicks out on compression
16 out on rebound

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7/20/2017 8:17 PM

Check the tech/help section and also look a few pages back and you will find some valuable info.

Some good dudes on here that have some good info also.

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