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9/9/2017 8:33 PM

So I was wanting to buy a new 2 stroke 250 and I really want the '18 husky tc250, just because I want something different I've always rode jap bikes and think maybe a husky or ktm would suit me better. I'm just worried about the wp forks I've heard from people they don't like it and it feels rigid but also I've heard good things. Is s husky worth getting or should I just get a 18 YZ 250? Thanks in advance.

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9/9/2017 8:44 PM

Yz250 for sure !

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9/9/2017 9:04 PM

I think the KTM / Husky is the way to go. I rode the 2018 KTM SX's at Washougal and liked the 250 sx the best. Worth the price of admission IMO. I like the AER forks personally.

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9/9/2017 9:05 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/9/2017 9:56 PM

I just bought a 17 tc 250 3 weeks ago after 8 years on a yz 250. im still getting used to it but, I felt I needed a change too. initially I think the sss fork feels better. but after riding yz's for years, maybe I just need to get used to it. if anything, I think you can do a spring conversion in it.

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9/9/2017 9:23 PM

I like mine, it's a great fork.

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9/9/2017 9:29 PM

Every bike I've owned has been ridden and sent to the suspension guy within an hour or two of time on the bike.. until I got the 17 250 SX. Completely stock and more comfortable than ever. Photo

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9/9/2017 9:36 PM

The air fork doesn't suck. Don't buy into the hype unless you are a top notch A rider. If you got it in your head now that it sucks you might as well go buy a new 2006 YZ250.

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The older I get, the faster I was.

9/9/2017 10:00 PM

Your thinking to much into itunsure

Buy the Husky. If you don't like it, sell it to me for 3k. You can then buy a nice YZ and be happywhistling

All kidding aside, I've heard good things about the AER once you get use to themwink

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9/9/2017 11:47 PM

The aer are really good. I love mine, dont think you'll be disspointed

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9/10/2017 1:36 AM

If you honestly believe you can't get around the track well because the aer fork is holding you back, you might as well quit motocross

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9/10/2017 2:55 AM

Why isn't Fox involved in MX suspension? They are an easy #1 in MTB.

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9/10/2017 3:34 AM

If you are coming off of 4CS forks they are a big step up, but coming from SSS forks the AER forks aren't good IMO

I went with a spring conversion after I had them blow a seal and get stuck half way down, after doing the conversion I like them a lot better.




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9/10/2017 7:31 AM

I'll take the sss over the aer fork any day. I have a blown out tricep from flat landing a jump that I know the sss would have soaked up no problem. I didn't even crash . I just heard of another rider doing something similar and broke their back again without crashing . If I buy another KTM I'll convert the forks I won't be using air

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9/10/2017 7:44 AM

edgibson22 wrote:

Why isn't Fox involved in MX suspension? They are an easy #1 in MTB.

They are.

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9/10/2017 8:12 AM

The AER is winning PLENTY of praise from everyone thats riding the '17/'18 bikes. The Husly setting for '17 seemed a little.plusher than the KTM; but, the KTM seems better for faster (fast Int-Pro) riders. In '18, there's a few new parts inside the fork (& the shock) that makes them BOTH ubner smooth. Btw, there's some new parts I the shock, too.

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9/10/2017 8:28 AM

Bruce372 wrote:

If you honestly believe you can't get around the track well because the aer fork is holding you back, you might as well quit motocross

I don't think it's going to hold me back I was asking input on how the forks react to breaking bumps, cornering and landing.

But to everyone else I'm going to try husky around tax time and give it a go I believe it'll be worth it. Just got to find a reasonable dealer for prices in mid Michigan to northern Ohio because I know these bikes cost a pretty penny.

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9/10/2017 11:49 AM

I went 60 feet to flat this morning on my Aer forks and they soaked it up great set pressure and forget their even air bikes way better then a yz250 but they are both good bikes but the yami's front end washes and wonders comming into corners way more

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9/10/2017 12:29 PM

I'm in the same boat as Jeff_Crutcher, my 2017 sx is the first bike ever that I have no feeling like I want/need to revalve.

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9/10/2017 1:37 PM

dlewy946 wrote:

I don't think it's going to hold me back I was asking input on how the forks react to breaking bumps, cornering and landing.

But to everyone else I'm going to try husky around tax time and give it a go I believe it'll be worth it. Just got to find a reasonable dealer for prices in mid Michigan to northern Ohio because I know these bikes cost a pretty penny.

I don't care what anyone says, if you don't like how it feels you won't ride well. And that means getting around the track at what ever speed you are. Riding and riding comfortably is all about feeling and if you don't like a certain feeling on the forks or shock you won't ride well. Pretty simple.

For me, the forks in flat corners flat out sucked, they didn't feel planted to the ground at all and felt like i needed to bank off of something. Just very vague feeling and never felt confident through flat sweepers.

Coming into corners they worked well. Along with bottoming resistance, a plus for those forks.

They deflected quite a bit when you had chop coming out of corners. Felt like they rode too high in the stroke and lowering the pressure isn't the way to fix them.

Also, slap down landings they had this dead feeling like they got in the middle of the stroke and just stayed there and didn't soak much up.

I put probably 10 - 12 hours on them and really tried to figure them out, no to mention I had the air side fail. With everything I said above and the fork failing I went the spring route.

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9/10/2017 3:04 PM

MX558 wrote:

I'll take the sss over the aer fork any day. I have a blown out tricep from flat landing a jump that I know the sss would have soaked up no problem. I didn't even crash . I just heard of another rider doing something similar and broke their back again without crashing . If I buy another KTM I'll convert the forks I won't be using air

Throttle or clutch hand? My tri is sore after riding yesterday on the throttle hand. It could be from throwing ball for the dog yesterday also.

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9/10/2017 3:13 PM

I have a '17 husky and '14 ktm and before that a 2011 yz250 with the sss. The Aer is definitely better than my sss. I love these forks

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9/10/2017 3:39 PM

I have two '17 KTMs and this is the first time I have not had the need to send them out for re- valving.

The AER 48 is a great fork when you find the sweet spot with the right air pressure and compression damping combination.

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9/10/2017 4:43 PM

The air fork suck , no bottoming resistance and you end up playing with it all the time and wasting time ! I just want to ride, so I converted mine to SSS ! So much better now!

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Born in Prague,living in LA,so if you don't like my spelling,blow me!

18 YZ450F
16 Yamaha YXZ 1000R
17 Yamaha MT-10 FZ-10 165 Hp RWP
06 CRF450X street legal supermoto
06 RM250 smoker
1992 CR250R basket case
2006 CRF50








9/10/2017 5:00 PM

I have found the exact opposite as the above so far!

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9/10/2017 5:12 PM

Love the AER.
I adjusted the clickers a bit and played a little with the air pressure (went a little higher in the end) - now it's perfect, and it's basically bone stock

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9/10/2017 5:28 PM

I've never owned air forks on a mx bike. I came from a custom 13 KTM 250sx with KYB SSS. These forks (AER) on my 17 250 are just fine, I was actually very impressed.

I've also had them apart to change to s SKS seals that I prefer, the design is so simple.

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9/10/2017 9:39 PM

I gues it depends how much u weight and what type track u ride with the air fork . If u are somewhere between 150 to 180and ride tracks with medium jumps and smooth landings than I believe that the air fork is good! I am 220 and ride track with big jumps and shit landings where u can over jump or land in to hole so I definitely prefer fork with more bottoming resistance not to knock my teeth out. Lol

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Born in Prague,living in LA,so if you don't like my spelling,blow me!

18 YZ450F
16 Yamaha YXZ 1000R
17 Yamaha MT-10 FZ-10 165 Hp RWP
06 CRF450X street legal supermoto
06 RM250 smoker
1992 CR250R basket case
2006 CRF50








9/10/2017 9:52 PM

xr70 wrote:

I gues it depends how much u weight and what type track u ride with the air fork . If u are somewhere between 150 to 180and ride tracks with medium jumps and smooth landings than I believe that the air fork is good! I am 220 and ride track with big jumps and shit landings where u can over jump or land in to hole so I definitely prefer fork with more bottoming resistance not to knock my teeth out. Lol

They work great on bumpy tracks with big jumps as well. I weigh 155 tho.

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9/10/2017 9:56 PM

xr70 wrote:

I gues it depends how much u weight and what type track u ride with the air fork . If u are somewhere between 150 to 180and ride tracks with medium jumps and smooth landings than I believe that the air fork is good! I am 220 and ride track with big jumps and shit landings where u can over jump or land in to hole so I definitely prefer fork with more bottoming resistance not to knock my teeth out. Lol

seth505 wrote:

They work great on bumpy tracks with big jumps as well. I weigh 155 tho.

Yea I believe you. U are up to something!

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Born in Prague,living in LA,so if you don't like my spelling,blow me!

18 YZ450F
16 Yamaha YXZ 1000R
17 Yamaha MT-10 FZ-10 165 Hp RWP
06 CRF450X street legal supermoto
06 RM250 smoker
1992 CR250R basket case
2006 CRF50








9/10/2017 11:17 PM

xr70 wrote:

I gues it depends how much u weight and what type track u ride with the air fork . If u are somewhere between 150 to 180and ride tracks with medium jumps and smooth landings than I believe that the air fork is good! I am 220 and ride track with big jumps and shit landings where u can over jump or land in to hole so I definitely prefer fork with more bottoming resistance not to knock my teeth out. Lol

At 220 with any kind of speed you are over powering the forks valve range. You probably can't get enough damping on compression so the fork just pogos you around. How do I know? If I weighed 220 I would go out and slam dunk a couple double doubles to celebrate.

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The older I get, the faster I was.