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What weight rider is a 09 kxf250 setup for standard

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Hi Guys,

As the title says, what weight rider is a 09 kxf250 setup for standard? im about 12 stone 7 in the mornings. I road a track wed which got really rough, i started on 7 clicks from hard which felt good and as it got rougher went down. After 5 clicks from hard it didnt matter what i dont the bike was all over the place. Im not sure if its cos i couldnt ride it that rough or the suspension.

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so im 177 in pounds and thats with out kit on! i've set the sag to near on 100mm but the other one is out i think by little abit. maybe ill need to get different springs and a revalve?

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Is that with your kit on though? also are those setting as standard and you should adjust from that point? i thought rebound and compresion should be the same number of clicks?

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Is that with your kit on though? also are those setting as standard and you should adjust from that point? i thought rebound and compresion should be the same number of clicks?

It says "rider weight"... Frankly I´m not sure what to say about that... It should say "without gear" or sometng like that, then it wouldn´t be misunderstood... Maybe you can call or e-mail TG?

The standard number of clicks have nothing to do with each other, they don´t have to be tha same but they can be...

The manufacturers just usually choose valving that will allow a "standard" setting to be around half the number of available clicks. Usually there is about 20-22 clicks available.

This way the rider can make adjustments both ways, since Kawi don´t know what everyone weighs and prefers...

As for the recommended clicks, I don´t think you should go by the 2008 table, since the valving is new for 2009.

MXA says this about KXF 2009 settings:

Fork:

spring rate 0.44

Oil amount 306 cc

Comp 9 clicks out

Rebound 9 clicks out (11 stock)

Fork leg height 5 mm up

Shock:

Spring rate 5,4

Race sag 100 mm

High comp 1-1/4 turns out (2-1/4 stock)

Low comp 9 clicks out (12 stock)

Rebound 10 clicks out (12 stock)

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i was told the 09 model suited around the 85kg class, i am 70 kgs and am going 2 go to a 4.8 rear spring for racing because i cant get the right sag settings, 90mm of say equals 50mm static sag, no good

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all rider weights are with full kit on as far as i know it would be pointless setting it up without your kit on really it does tend to wiegh quite a bit

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all rider weights are with full kit on as far as i know it would be pointless setting it up without your kit on really it does tend to wiegh quite a bit

Yeah, that must be the case. No reason to discuss weight of the person, when no one rides in the nude. Well, not that many anyway...:)

Rider weight is with full gear on. I´m convinced of that now.

I gotta go weigh my gear now.

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i was told the 09 model suited around the 85kg class, i am 70 kgs and am going 2 go to a 4.8 rear spring for racing because i cant get the right sag settings, 90mm of say equals 50mm static sag, no good

Don´t you think a 4.8 rear spring is too light?

This is what Race-tech says about your shock:

"Recommended Rear Shock Spring Rate: 4.95 kg/mm (use closest available)

Stock Shock Spring Rate: 5.1 kg/mm (stock)"

I was under the impression that stock was 5.4?

And the forks:

"Recommended Fork Spring Rate: 0.423 kg/mm (use closest available)

Stock Fork Spring Rate: .450 kg/mm (stock)"

I thought 0.44 was stock?

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stock forks .45 stock shock 5.1, i weigh 160 without gear my problem is to much compression front and rear,i had it done twice i have the back very good now but i need to take out a little more high speed out of the front,this will help stay in turns better. 09 run more compression than the 07,08s. also recomended sag is around 105-108mm.

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