Mxken

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  1. Www.crankworks.com I've never personally used them so I don't have an opinion, maybe some others here have.
  2. Good news Ken, that puppy gonna be ready for high point vet fest?
  3. Jay went out and ran 150 psi in the forks, wow what a difference. And it was a hard baked out track today and the front felt good. Thanks for the info and settings. The harshness was gone.
  4. Roger that! I'm gonna try more air thanks for the info
  5. I will tinker a bit more this weekend. Thanks Addeeriksson
  6. I still do bottom out occasionally if I make a mistake on some of the larger jumps. I also notice the air pressure will jump up 2-3 psi at times if I start riding earlier in the morning into the heat of afternoon so I check the pressure periodically. The slap down landings are still harsh but that's my only complaint with the fork. Like others are stating I may look for some outside suspension help this winter.
  7. This what I've settled on on my 16 KTM 450 FE. I'm 200 lb vet B rider. I did spin one revolution out on the shock spring and haven't measured it yet actually. I ride Ohio and PA MX tracks primarily. What settings you using? Forks: Air pressure 145 psi Compression 20 out 10 out on rebound Shock: 5.2KG spring 100 mm race sag 35 mm static sag 2 out on high speed comp 15 out on low speed comp 10 out on rebound
  8. Everybody seems to complain about how stiff the 450 is sprung. I guess if you're a 150 lb bird chested squirrel it's a little stiff. For a grown man it's a bit undersprung as it comes with a 4.8 stock. I'm 205 lbs and tossed a 5.2 kg spring on it per race techs spring generator. I couldn't be happier with the 5.2, but at 250 lbs I'd go with a 5.8 kg spring. I also run 145 psi in my fork but you may want to run 148-150 or so depending on the type of riding you're doing. Hope this helps a little. Good luck.
  9. I believe Www.crankworks.com is reputable. Maybe contact them and see where their bearings are made. I unfortunately do not have any experience with them, maybe some others on here have. Good luck and have fun with the cycle.
  10. Thanks for all the input. I'm going to wait a few more hours before I start tinkering with the suspension. A few tuners recommended NOT going with the PC linkage as it may throw off the shock entirely, but some people swear by it. I know PR2 suspension here in PA has a linkage that does the same thing. I'll sit on the fence for a little while and see what kinda data becomes available.
  11. Anyone know if the Pro-Circuit linkage system and the one in the KTM hard parts catalog are the same of different?
  12. Roger that Mobgma, measured my 6.8 mm fasst co. head and it measures in at 6.92mm. Weird to say the least. Sorry about that! Glad ya got it sorted.
  13. I have the Fasst Company torque wrench and it's 6.8mm. The bike is a 16 450 SXF.
  14. I know on a 2016 450SXF my spoke's are 6.8mm. Looks like all large bike KTM's are 6.8mm http://www.fasstco.com/collections/motorcycle/products/spoke-torque-wrench?variant=4291510659
  15. Congrats on the new bike! Position 1(I) on the handlebar is ALWAYS standard. Position 2(II) is whatever you have the dial in the air of set to. The dial in the air box has a white triangle where you can line up the map you want. Thing is the only maps available are soft which is position 1 and advanced which is position 2. Settings 3 thru 9 and 0 are all standard maps. Hope that helps. Pull the rubber booty off that dial in the air box, hopefully you have good eyes!