I rode KTM SXF 250 2017

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4/14/2017 10:04 PM

Hey guys
i own an Husqvarna fc 250 2016 stock

and yesterday i rode an ktm sxf 250 2017 and its just way better
i mean the power felt little bit weaker then my hsuqvarna i think its because the 14/51 tooth

but the handling is just amazing and the suspension
how they made it? its really really feel so good and as begginer rider i really hitted the corners just way better
4cs are really bad
insane insane bike
i must buy it already

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4/14/2017 10:52 PM

You could get a set of WP AER forks for your 16 not very many changes between a 16/17 but forks being the big major upgrade. Lot ppl by cv or Ohlins inserts as well. If you do the air box with about 5- 1in holes and 16 125 air filter cage will wake it up also.

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4/14/2017 11:04 PM

Tyler ?

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4/14/2017 11:07 PM

Bennett59 wrote:

You could get a set of WP AER forks for your 16 not very many changes between a 16/17 but forks being the big major upgrade. ...more

much ty for the respond and knowledge
how much a set of wp aer fork should cost?

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4/14/2017 11:14 PM

Think brand new at full price there $2,500 but sometimes see them go pretty low occasionally at $2,500 you could do Ohlins inserts and rear shock setup also.

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Thank you,
Fly Racing, WPS, Dt-1, Mika Metals, Maxima, 100%, Motostuff, Factory Connection, Evs

4/14/2017 11:32 PM

Bennett59 wrote:

Think brand new at full price there $2,500 but sometimes see them go pretty low occasionally at $2,500 you could do Ohlins ...more

whats Ohlins inserts and rear shock setup also. sir?
much ty

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4/15/2017 12:00 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/15/2017 12:01 AM

Bennett59 wrote:

You could get a set of WP AER forks for your 16 not very many changes between a 16/17 but forks being the big major upgrade. ...more

The forks are a big change...BUT , the chassis itself is a huge change as well , and work in tandem with the forks. You could slap on a set of AER 48's on the front of a 16' , but it still won't be as good as what a 17' would be.

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And there goes Jeffro. One of God's own prototypes. A super high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.

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4/15/2017 1:06 AM

I have also recently rode SX-F 250 '17 and here are my thoughts.

The bike is very nimble and easy to ride, but I just can't agree with any of you that the forks are good. I have to admit I never rode the CV version, but compared to the SSS, they are no where close.

Engine is really powerful on top, but there is almost no bottom power and I'm a believer that you don't ride four strokes on top for various reasons (suspension works better, better traction and so on..).

The brakes and clutch are just perfect. I doubt any Japanese bike will have it like that in the coming years. What SSS is in the suspension department, that is what magura clutch and brakes are in their own segments. If KTM would make 250 with more bottom power and improve the suspension, I would buy it this second.

Also worth noting. I help from time to time my friend who has mx service shop. He already had to fix 3-4 AER forks due to broken seal inside the forks. What is causing that is unknown to us, but every 10-20 hours they need to be repaired. Whether or not this is isolated case I don't know, but that is what we found.

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4/15/2017 2:21 AM

fpandjic wrote:

I have also recently rode SX-F 250 '17 and here are my thoughts.

The bike is very nimble and easy to ride, but I just can't ...more

about the power feeling
the sxf 250 2017 comes with 14/51 , and the riders dont know why they made it like that its big mistake
you should change to 13/50 or 13/51 and you will feel hows strong this bike and not just in top

and what is the sss suspenion? which bike come with them? or its an upgrade
because aer fork are stock suspension

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4/15/2017 2:59 AM

HuskyTamir wrote:

about the power feeling
the sxf 250 2017 comes with 14/51 , and the riders dont know why they made it like that its big ...more

SSS is on Yamaha, KYB...

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4/15/2017 4:02 AM

HuskyTamir wrote:

Hey guys
i own an Husqvarna fc 250 2016 stock

and yesterday i rode an ktm sxf 250 2017 and its just way better
i mean the ...more

In the other thread about your exhaust you said you were injured and had to sell your Husky. You're a quick healer. It's another Festivus miracle!

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4/15/2017 4:37 AM

Bennett59 wrote:

You could get a set of WP AER forks for your 16 not very many changes between a 16/17 but forks being the big major upgrade. ...more

jeffro503 wrote:

The forks are a big change...BUT , the chassis itself is a huge change as well , and work in tandem with the forks. You could ...more

What is the chassis change? I was unaware KTM changed anything but the forks and triple clamps from 2016 to 2017.

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4/15/2017 5:12 AM

JWACK wrote:

Tyler ?

Exactly. I really think we're being trolled by this guy. I'm renaming him Trollmir.

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4/15/2017 5:23 AM

Bennett59 wrote:

You could get a set of WP AER forks for your 16 not very many changes between a 16/17 but forks being the big major upgrade. ...more

jeffro503 wrote:

The forks are a big change...BUT , the chassis itself is a huge change as well , and work in tandem with the forks. You could ...more

RickA wrote:

What is the chassis change? I was unaware KTM changed anything but the forks and triple clamps from 2016 to 2017.

They didn't the 2 are the same

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4/15/2017 6:04 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/15/2017 7:51 AM

I had Clay Olson @ PDR Performance install SSS with a RaceTech Gold Valve in my '16 FC 450.
Spectacular results!
Notice the Yamaha caps in the 4CS upper tubes.
[LINK TO IMAGE]

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4/15/2017 7:27 AM

Highsider wrote:

I had Clay Olson @ PDR Performance install SSS with a RaceTech Gold Valve in my '16 FC 450.
Spectacular results!
Notice the ...more

Facebook gave me one of those "memory" posts this morning from 2015. I found this comment I made pretty comical and don't even remember saying it, but it's pretty fitting for this thread.

Thanks a lot WP for putting .25mm shims in your new forks... "Your 4cs forks are harsh? maybe someone should tell WP to stop using shock shims in their base valves!"

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4/15/2017 8:29 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/15/2017 8:32 AM

MX558 wrote:

They didn't the 2 are the same

250 sx didn't get the new chassis until 17. 250 sxf got the new chassis in 16. Right ?

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4/15/2017 8:36 AM

Right

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4/15/2017 10:55 AM

RickA wrote:

What is the chassis change? I was unaware KTM changed anything but the forks and triple clamps from 2016 to 2017.

MX558 wrote:

They didn't the 2 are the same

fatcat wrote:

250 sx didn't get the new chassis until 17. 250 sxf got the new chassis in 16. Right ?

Oh dang my bad. I thought they did the change in 17'. I was going off the notion of the 250 2 stroke got the major change in 17'. Sorry about that.

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And there goes Jeffro. One of God's own prototypes. A super high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.

Pimpin' Ho's , Rollin' fatty's......drinkin' beers , beers , beers!! ~ Ja

4/15/2017 6:37 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/15/2017 6:42 PM

Bennett59 wrote:

You could get a set of WP AER forks for your 16 not very many changes between a 16/17 but forks being the big major upgrade. ...more

jeffro503 wrote:

The forks are a big change...BUT , the chassis itself is a huge change as well , and work in tandem with the forks. You could ...more

I see the mistake was corrected..

I did Dal Saggio Inserts in my 16 KTM 350 and they kick the shit out of every pair of SSS forks I've owned... Even the AER forks we've compared them to don't stand a chance... So plush, firm and progressive with no bottoming and a ton of versatility...

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