Help dailing in KX250F SFF forks

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9/7/2018 11:22 AM

Sooo I bought a leftover 2018 KX250F recently, which is a step down from the 15' KX450F i was riding. I love the bikes chasis and cornering ability, but am struggling to get the forks where i would like them. What i notice most is they are harsh in the small/medium braking bumps, and the accleration bumps coming out of corners. They also bottom to easily on larger jumps.

I am on the larger end of 250 riders, 6' 3" 195lbs, so I know the immediate answer is get them resprung, and revalved (this is coming but i would like to get at least 20 hours on them as feedback to my suspension guy).

I've tried bumping the compression up a couple clicks, then the preload. However it doesnt seem to be having the desired effect.

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I don't crash, I just run out of talent

9/7/2018 11:28 AM

NJKawi913 wrote:

Sooo I bought a leftover 2018 KX250F recently, which is a step down from the 15' KX450F i was riding. I love the bikes chasis ...more

I got a set of new stock forks off a 16 KX450 if interested PM me.

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9/7/2018 11:45 AM

macz400 wrote:

I got a set of new stock forks off a 16 KX450 if interested PM me.

no thanks, I got off my 15' KX450F partly due to the SFF TAC forks being the biggest pain in the ass.

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I don't crash, I just run out of talent

9/8/2018 7:45 AM

Its the preload. Set it to the softest, max. 4 clicks in. Trust me, it will most likely solve your problem. Worked great on my KX250F 2015.

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9/8/2018 8:16 AM

Take preload adjuster and let all the way soft, and go back in 15 clicks. Comp 10 reb 14 try that.

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Livin' the dream, two wheels at a time!

9/8/2018 11:59 AM

The coating on the forktubes on 15-18 Kxf 250 and 450 are no good. It chips inside the outertube and gets the oil very dirty quick and that makes the forks harsh. I got new outertubes from kawi om warranty after 10 hours on my 16, 15 hours later it was the same. I would coat the outertubes or get another fork.

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