Ohlins or WP kit suspension

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9/5/2018 10:08 AM

I have a 2018 TX300. I need to revalve my stock shock to accommodate my riding conditions. The rebound won't go slow enough for the sandy/deep whoop place i race harescrambles at. But i also ride a lot of dirt single track stuff. I've decided i'll take the plunge and see if the kit suspension is what it's hyped to be. So i am either going with a WP CV 48 and reworked stock WP shock from Powerband Racing, or i'll be doing Ohlins RXF 48s forks with a Ohlins FLOW TTX46 shock from Fast Bike Industries.

Anyone have input if they have ran both setups and which they liked better for enduro/harescramble type riding with a little sand mx mixed in?

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2015 Husqvarna FE501s
2020 KTM 250xc
2019 Yamaha YZ250F

9/19/2018 12:40 PM

I ran the exact same conditions with same suspension. Went to the Ohlins from FBI and they were a huge improvement! David is a great support resource also.

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9/19/2018 12:54 PM

Bobby_Hankins wrote:

I ran the exact same conditions with same suspension. Went to the Ohlins from FBI and they were a huge improvement! David is a great support resource also.

Did you notice a big difference versus running your stock WP air forks and shock? As in a $4K kind of difference lol?

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2015 Husqvarna FE501s
2020 KTM 250xc
2019 Yamaha YZ250F

9/19/2018 1:26 PM

Yeah! I hated my bike with the air fork. In the sandy whooped out stuff to hard pack desert whoops it just bounced like crazy, couldn’t slow the rebound down enough. Some people can ride them with No problem but I hated them. After the Ohlins I could run the same stuff hard, the bike turned better and tracked straight in the tech rocky single track too.
I have moved on to another setup now but on my 18 250 xc it made me love the bike.

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9/20/2018 10:04 AM

Thanks. That is exactly what i can describe my feeling on my current setup. With video backing it up showing exactly what i feel and you describe, it's just so bouncy! Trying to throw you off the bike.

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2015 Husqvarna FE501s
2020 KTM 250xc
2019 Yamaha YZ250F

9/25/2018 7:04 AM

It sounds like you have to heavy of rear spring for your weight. My son's fiance just went through the same thing , she bought a new 19 the thing almost put her over the bars a few times, put a lighter spring on problem fixed.

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