18 Husky FC 450 suspension help.

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7/12/2018 2:39 PM

Hey guys I have searched and searched but I haven't found what I'm looking for yet, Iam really just looking for a link to a video or a good article on suspension setup, something that may simplify the settings, I'm just not confident in the high and low speed compression and rebound settings. The bike works well but I think it could be better, I'd like to start dialing it in but don't really know where to start. My son is also now on a full size bike and would like to be able to help him get the best out of his set up as well. We are ok with sag.
Thanks in advance.

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7/12/2018 6:17 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/12/2018 6:18 PM

Do a search at Motocross action mag on line for good base line settings for your bike.
Also, Bones at Pro Circuit has done very good written work on this topic in general.

Paw Paw

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7/15/2018 12:11 PM

The mxa settings are useless if you ride anything else than hardpacked, groomed tracks.

What do you weigh?

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7/15/2018 12:13 PM

Weight, height, age, riding style?

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Tomac and/or Anderson for 2020.....

7/15/2018 5:02 PM

BobPA wrote:

Weight, height, age, riding style?

173lbs with gear, 5'10, 46yrs, mx track only, pretty aggressive rider.
I am ordering a new spring tomorrow since the stocker is too firm, I cant get the static sag with it.

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7/15/2018 6:11 PM

BobPA wrote:

Weight, height, age, riding style?

pacetruckdrvr wrote:

173lbs with gear, 5'10, 46yrs, mx track only, pretty aggressive rider.
I am ordering a new spring tomorrow since the stocker ...more

You only need to concern yourself with preload and rider sag. If you're between 5 and 10mm, you're within the rate.

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Livin' the dream, two wheels at a time!

7/16/2018 2:25 AM

BobPA wrote:

Weight, height, age, riding style?

pacetruckdrvr wrote:

173lbs with gear, 5'10, 46yrs, mx track only, pretty aggressive rider.
I am ordering a new spring tomorrow since the stocker ...more

Yea you are perfect for that spring. What numbers are you getting? 105 35-42 is good.

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7/16/2018 4:02 AM

Agreed, that spring should work! What # are you getting for static sag?

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7/16/2018 5:25 AM

1 setting is not perfect for every rider.

Set the sag and write down what the stock base line settings are and start playing with the clickers going up and down till you find what YOU like. Remember that going up and down on clicker settings on Compression & rebound will affect each other.

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7/16/2018 6:12 AM

Your shock spring preload may not be very much at all (maybe 2-3 mm) due the linkages of the later model KTM/Husky. With a 45 N/mm spring on my '17 TC250 I had around 3mm preload at 190 lbs. You might need one rate softer.

Also, clicker settings in the manual are a good starting point. Get sag set and air pressure at recommended value, and reset clickers to stock.

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7/16/2018 6:15 AM

erik_94COBRA wrote:

Your shock spring preload may not be very much at all (maybe 2-3 mm) due the linkages of the later model KTM/Husky. With a 45 ...more

He does not need a softer spring. He should get 5-7mm preload with 105 sag with his weight.

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7/16/2018 1:30 PM

173lbs in gear = 153+/- without gear, I'd put him on a 42n

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7/16/2018 1:48 PM

slipdog wrote:

173lbs in gear = 153+/- without gear, I'd put him on a 42n

Yea sorry, I read the 173 as without gear. I agree he might be on the limit but im pretty sure he can get a 105 40 something and this is ok. Of course a matter of preference but 38-42 is preference.

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7/16/2018 2:08 PM

Thanks to everyone for the advice, I'm going to check the preload and report back.

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7/16/2018 2:10 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/16/2018 2:10 PM

slipdog wrote:

173lbs in gear = 153+/- without gear, I'd put him on a 42n

I float between 153-157 without gear.

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7/16/2018 2:12 PM

sgrimmxdad wrote:

Agreed, that spring should work! What # are you getting for static sag?

49

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7/17/2018 11:07 AM

Spring preload is 7-8mm.

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