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Suspension set-up around DALLAS, TX? other SXF tips?

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Im getting back into riding after about 6 years out of it... Trading my street bike for a low hour 07 450 SX-f. First thing I want to do is get the suspension dialed in. Will be doing mostly moto-x, and some play riding. Im not going to be taking the racing really seirous, so for the suspension set up Im looking for the best bang for the buck...

Any other tips for my bike would be great too. Ive never owned a KTM or a 4 stroke moto-x bike, so what are some of the best performance/reliability upgrades for this thing? Any problem areas I really need to watch out for?

Thanks,

Cory Graham.

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Suspension near DFW, I would go talk to Brian Storrie at SMS. He started as a suspension guy years ago and eventually picked up KTM & GasGas (as a dealer). He has a HUGE Xcountry following.

Customer service is 2nd to none IMO.

Not to say don't like my 250SXF, I do, but Brian is THE reason I ride a KTM.

http://www.smsracing.net/

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How much do you weigh & what skill level? I've got the cheapo lowdown on the 07 450 if you are around 190-200.

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Im probably 205 with gear on. Mostly motox and a little bit of play/trail riding. Havent ridden in 6 years, but probably still a novice

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I'd try it stock first. If you find it too soft a PDS6 works great out back. I am still dialing in a single .50 in one fork leg, needed to reduce my race sag to 104mm from 107. I had to dial out the comp in front, add some on both hi/lo speed out back. When I am fresh it is great, when I get tired it is demanding but less irritating than before, (lots of bottoming) and I can really slam the front down hard and it tracks true.

Write me if you need a single .50 for the front, I'll never use both.

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