Changing ktm engine mounts

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1/12/2018 3:37pm Edited Date/Time 1/14/2018 1:55pm
I hear based on the material and the shape or having holes in the engine mounts will change the characteristics of the bike, what is it exactly they are talking about?
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1/12/2018 4:11pm
The stiffer the engine hangers are the less flex the frame will have. My 16 has steel hangers and in 17 they switched to aluminum to make it more ridged.
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1/12/2018 4:19pm
Huh OK, maybe I'll have to buy some newer ones and try then out on our 16, thanks
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I have the 2016 KTM and tried the 17 aluminum mounts back to back and the track. I instant went back to the steel because the aluminum were very rigid. Made all the small chatter feel harsh. I might try the test again but then soften my suspension settings.

It's fun to try, some might like it because you get a more positive feel on what the end end is doing. I've also heard that switching to the aluminum mounts but between the mount and the engine put a thin suspension shim as a washer, it will give you a good middle feel between steel and Alum...
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1/12/2018 4:31pm
Huh interesting I'll keep that in mind thank u

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1/12/2018 5:01pm Edited Date/Time 1/12/2018 11:29pm
I have the 2016 KTM and tried the 17 aluminum mounts back to back and the track. I instant went back to the steel because the...
I have the 2016 KTM and tried the 17 aluminum mounts back to back and the track. I instant went back to the steel because the aluminum were very rigid. Made all the small chatter feel harsh. I might try the test again but then soften my suspension settings.

It's fun to try, some might like it because you get a more positive feel on what the end end is doing. I've also heard that switching to the aluminum mounts but between the mount and the engine put a thin suspension shim as a washer, it will give you a good middle feel between steel and Alum...
Any idea how thick the shim washer is? Or what suspension shim do u speak of?
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I have the 2016 KTM and tried the 17 aluminum mounts back to back and the track. I instant went back to the steel because the...
I have the 2016 KTM and tried the 17 aluminum mounts back to back and the track. I instant went back to the steel because the aluminum were very rigid. Made all the small chatter feel harsh. I might try the test again but then soften my suspension settings.

It's fun to try, some might like it because you get a more positive feel on what the end end is doing. I've also heard that switching to the aluminum mounts but between the mount and the engine put a thin suspension shim as a washer, it will give you a good middle feel between steel and Alum...
ktm-5 wrote:
Any idea how thick the shim washer is? Or what suspension shim do u speak of?
I’ll take a photo tomorrow, just any paper thin shin. It gives a slight amount of movement between the engine and mount.
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1/13/2018 5:18am
OK thank u
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1/13/2018 10:01pm Edited Date/Time 1/13/2018 10:02pm
ktm-5 wrote:
OK thank u
Here’s a photo of the shims I used. I placed a normal washer next to it for comparison of thickness.


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1/14/2018 4:40am
Sweet thank you I think I have something like that
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Looks like a shock shim would work.

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