18 kx250f oversteer help.....

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8/12/2019 7:37 PM

Anyone had a hard time with oversteer on the 17+ kx250f? Im running my sag at 103mm and preload 6 clicks on which is the only way to reduce braking bump harshness ive found with this machine. Im 165lbs btw, stock springs. I guess my forks are riding too far down in the stroke because the front wants to tuck very easily when turning. Havent read about this problem with this bike. Ive actually devoloped a bad habit of sitting far back on the seat in corners since ive bought this machine, something ive just now noticed by watching video of me riding. Any help appreciated. Thinking about dropping the forks in the clamps some.

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8/12/2019 11:41 PM

Try running the sag at 108mm.

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8/12/2019 11:56 PM

Mine came with a 100 rear tire from new and was very much steer from the rear switched to a 110 and was loads better

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8/13/2019 3:05 AM

Running more sag helps on the kawis.

For my 09 kx450, ive got the forks dropped in the clamps and the sag at 112mm. So it sits really low in the rear. But for whatever reason that setup works with the way i ride. Sounds goofy but it feels super precise and is super stable.

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8/13/2019 2:51 PM

If the front wants to tuck when cornering I would try lowering your forks in the clamps

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8/13/2019 4:46 PM

kb228 wrote:

Running more sag helps on the kawis.

For my 09 kx450, ive got the forks dropped in the clamps and the sag at 112mm. So it sits really low in the rear. But for whatever reason that setup works with the way i ride. Sounds goofy but it feels super precise and is super stable.

Interesting, im going to go to 108 and see if thats better

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8/13/2019 11:59 PM

As said above, lower your forks in the clamps. That will slow the steering a little and stop the front wanting to tuck

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8/14/2019 10:24 AM

From my experience if it is on the initial turn in of the turn do as everyone else has said above by lowering the rear or raising the front. if it is on the exit of the corner take out some rebound from the forks.

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