Ride Engineering Steering Stabilizer for 2018.5/2019 KTM 450 with Neken SFS Top Triple Clamp

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7/18/2018 9:10 AM

Anybody know if the Ride Engineering bolt on steering stabilizer fits on the new 2018.5/2019 KTM with a Neken SFS upper clamp? I've contacted Ride Engineering but no response yet. I'm not sure if the stabilizer will fit the "new" KTM frame and clear the SFS Air/Spring clamp. Here's the clamp I'm running:
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7/18/2018 11:37 AM

it does not work. You'll have to weld a bung to your frame if you want the stabilizer to work with those clamps like I did.
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7/18/2018 12:39 PM

Damn. I had read your thread prior to asking the question but couldn't find it prior to posting my question. Too bad as the bolt on would be so easy. Only complaint I have with the 2019 is it definitely needs a steering stabilizer whereas I didn't need one on my 2017. Thanks for the response.

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7/18/2018 1:28 PM

I’m running a top mount GPR on mine with a weld on post instead of the post on the collar around the head tube (the collar contacts the air chambers).

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7/18/2018 4:39 PM

Like mentioned already yes it will work but a bung will need to be welded on instead of the ride engineering bracket kit.
I do not have any 18.5 bike so not apples to apples, but I will say the SFS triple clamp and Showa stabilizer is an incredible upgrade! I use my bike for off road/single track with an occasional track day, I run the SFS triple clamps at 125 psi and the showa stabilizer in a medium setting... Expensive yes but awesomeness.

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7/18/2018 6:44 PM

They make some sweet bike bling that works.

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I don't have to be as smart as you hope to be some day anymore. wink

7/18/2018 7:16 PM

This is how mine is setup. I already had the damper so it was worth trying this for me. I spoke to both Scott’s and GPR and they both had guys running it like this and it worked well for them. I’ve only ridden it once since I got it welded up but worked perfectly.

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