Factory Connection 2018 KTM 450 FE suspension review

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4/23/2018 8:56 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/23/2018 9:03 PM

Had both shock and forks done by FC. Forks re-valved and their AER performance mod. Shock re-valve and bladder kit. Forks are much plusher in chop (corner entry/exit) and that is exactly what needed the fixed as well as settling in corners. Shock wants you to hammer it hard and just gets better the harder you ride it. Also plusher than stock. Not sure if the bladder mod had something to do with that or the re-valve? I have no experiance with the FC bladder mod before this... But you hammer hard and it just gets better. Confidence inspiring. Overall I pleased with FC's job on both forks and shock. BTW the original rear shock seal blew in less than 10 hrs. On the invoice it stated "updated shock seal". Sag they want 110mm and the forks set at the top line or 2.5mm showing. I weigh 180 so was able to keep the stock spring. Also added a full FMF exhaust, screenless filter cage and Tokyo Mods re-mapped the ECU to match. Runs much better. It was lean from the get go.

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4/24/2018 6:48 AM

This is good to read as I'm trying to decide on who to send my '18 250sx suspension to. FC is on my list, but there hasn't been much yet on their AER performance mod review yet.

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4/24/2018 7:01 AM

Nice, thanks for the info.

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4/25/2018 7:40 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/25/2018 7:46 AM

seth505 wrote:

Nice, thanks for the info.

Your welcome. I did notice MX Action this month has a test on a Factory Connection AER set up ktm 250sx-f for a vet rider. They also did the shock. Sounds like they did the same mods I had done. They liked what FC did in the article.

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4/25/2018 9:38 AM

seth505 wrote:

Nice, thanks for the info.

blaze 57 wrote:

Your welcome. I did notice MX Action this month has a test on a Factory Connection AER set up ktm 250sx-f for a vet rider. ...more

I’m currently waiting on my suspension to come back from technical touch in Belgium who are installing the KYB cartridge kit so gone a different route to you it’s just a shame the courier has lost my forks tho angry

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