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Hi

I would like to setup the suspension on my 06 SXF 250. I got it 2nd hand and never received a owners manual. I would just like to know the standard static sag, and the rider sag for 165lbs rider.

Thanks

Dan

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Dan,

A good starting point for proper sag on a KTM is:

shock:

static sag = 40-50mm

race sag = 110-120mm

forks:

static sag = 40-45mm

race sag = 75-80mm

Since you are relatively light and it is a 250, the springs might be close for your weight, however, it is possible that you will need stiffer springs to obtain the required sag for your bike. Correct sag is critical for the KTM's.

If you can get close to these numbers, then you can experiment up or down a little to find the setting that work right for you!

Here's a little info that I find helpful when determining spring size:

Correct rider sag, too much static sag = spring too stiff.

Correct rider sag, too little static sag = spring too soft.

Correct static sag, too much rider sag = spring too soft.

Correct static sag, too little rider sag = spring too stiff.

Hope this helps.

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It sure will! Thank you! Been biting my nails over this !

Ride Safe

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dmrogers,

I just need to know the 2 fixed points you measure for the shock and forks !

I'm not sure!

Ride Safe!

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:busted: thanks so much! Seriously! This helps so much!

Ride Safe

P.S - Thanks Again

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dmrogers,

I just need to know the 2 fixed points you measure for the shock and forks !

I'm not sure!

Ride Safe!

Dan,

For the shock, I mark a spot near the axle, and a spot on the fender so the measuring tool will be vertical. Same for the fork. As long as you are consistent, you will be fine. I have the spots permanently marked. I got a metal yard stick at the hardware store that measures in metric, makes it easier!

Good luck!

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