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atrdrvr7 atrdrvr7
9/5/2018 9:29 AM

Was checking the Keefer Tested pod cast where he mentions this mod in helping free up the rear suspension on the KTM's. Basically you ditch the KTM axle with the threaded axle block for a new gen CRF rear axle.
Anyone try this mod? If so what were your results?

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LumpDog841 LumpDog841
9/5/2018 10:15 AM

I have the one from ride engineering and love it. I find it easier to align the wheel in the swingarm.

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atrdrvr7 atrdrvr7
9/5/2018 10:29 AM
LumpDog841 wrote:

I have the one from ride ...more

Did you notice anything suspension wise/handling?

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LumpDog841 LumpDog841
9/5/2018 11:32 AM
atrdrvr7 wrote:

Did you notice anything ...more

I would be lying if I said I did, but then again I didn't ride the systems back to back. I swapped it out over the winter. Overall I'm pretty happy with my purchase.

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mx317 mx317
9/5/2018 12:22 PM
LumpDog841 wrote:

I have the one from ride ...more

I find it easier to adjust and the locking nut is better also. I could not feel a difference myself.

Take it to the limit, one more time!

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BR8ES BR8ES
9/5/2018 12:43 PM

+2 on the Ride Engineering set up.

vomiting equals disqualification.

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ron36 ron36
9/5/2018 1:25 PM

Link to test any one?

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atrdrvr7 atrdrvr7
9/5/2018 1:42 PM

Thanks guys. May hold off for now and do it down the road.

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sandman768 sandman768
9/5/2018 4:37 PM

I almost bought this setup as well, do to the movement of the axle/ chain alignment block when tightening down the axle nut, makes adjusting the chain a pita. I just take a 6 mm socket & put it in between the block & swingarm now when tightening axle nut. I check my axle nut between every moto, when bike was new it used to come loose often.

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CarlinoJoeVideo CarlinoJoeVideo
9/6/2018 3:35 AM

I went with the CRF axel and Yoshimura axel blocks. Can’t say I notice a difference on the track, but I like it better with install because The oem setup is weird how it threads into both axel blocks.

I don’t understand scientifically how a CRF axel can help suspension. Would be interested to hear.

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mxracer515 mxracer515
9/6/2018 6:12 AM

I have ran the Honda axle & ride blocks for a couple years. The Honda axle is thinner & the ride blocks make axle adjustment easier.
What I felt switching at the track Back to Back ride , was It felt like about a 1/2 click less LS compression & rebound
was taken from the rear suspension. I also felt it gave a slight bit more ft tire traction.
I went from Honda axle to KTM & immediately switched back to Honda set up.
This mod is very subtle & some may not notice anything. I had the Honda axle laying around & then purchased the Ride blocks . May of not done it other wise.
If you are a rider who can tell a 1psi tire psi change & 1 click of compression try it. But if you are not sensitive you may never notice. & be $100.00 lighter in the wallet after buying the axle, nut ,washer & ride blocks.

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CarlinoJoeVideo CarlinoJoeVideo
9/27/2018 8:25 AM
mxracer515 wrote:

I have ran the Honda axle ...more

What year CRF axle did you use?

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Moto520 Moto520
9/27/2018 9:30 AM

Use the Ride Engineering blocks. You can buy the complete setup from their site including the correct Honda axle.

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blaze 57 blaze 57
9/27/2018 12:16 PM

So I take it that the Ride Engineering axle blocks fit the Honda axle? My stock ones are a pain to line up. First KTM.

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BR8ES BR8ES
9/27/2018 12:17 PM

Yes, they are made to fit as if it was OEM.

vomiting equals disqualification.

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mxracer515 mxracer515
9/27/2018 3:41 PM

Mine was a 16 450 axle. But as mentioned ride has a kit.

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honda70 honda70
9/28/2018 6:19 PM

have on my sx150 2019 nice set up axle 2015 crf450.

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