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  1. Hi Guys, I need to adjust (and probably do some maintenance) front and rear forks on my bike, so they can work better with my weight and height, as the previous owner was much taller than me. It is a 2015 KTM 250 XCW, and I am near Park Meadows Mall, so the closest to that area the better, but still more important to get a good, trusted mechanic, that someone has some experience with already. I thought about Fay Myers, as I assume they do that kind of work, but not sure how good they are. Any recommendations?
  2. I'm a 61 yr. old woods rider with a 2003 YZ 300. Do no motocross, and little jumping because of my knees. The motor part of the bike is satisfactorily dialed.But the suspension is stone stock, and pretty brutal. I've decided to do the work myself because I,ve done bushings and seals before, and feel confident that I can do it. I have spent hours reading posts on this, but the sheer mass of it all has my head spinning. This would be easy, if I had money to throw at it. I have decided that buying One racetech kit for each end is acceptable, (Or some other viable alternative). I have read that the rebound in these forks is a major problem. Question: If I were to but one fork kit, which one would it be? What about the shock?Any input appreciated.
  3. InAquaVeritas

    Replacement options rear shock

    I've searched the forum for info on this, but can't find anything except for a shock in the TT shop. I'm in the process of rebuilding my 2005 SM, front to back. After running the engine into the ground, too little oil and stupidity, I have ordered a big bore kit. As I'm doing that, I want to get the suspension redone as well, but all the rebuilders over here refuse to service the OEM Showa rear shock, as it "will always be a poor quality shock". What are good replacement options? What is the OEM shock length eye-to-eye? Are there progressive springs for the forks? Thanks a lot!
  4. Cook07

    2016 Yz 250x

    First off I'm a mid pack b rider from Ohio that races hare scrambles, my weight is 170lbs. Problem I'm having on my Yz 250x is it is washing out in the mud, straight lines the front end is a sled, other wise feels great in dry conditions. Race sag at 108, was at 105,tried forks 5mm up in triple clamps, that helped alittle but then I felt like it was nose diving. So it's back flush now. Was running front compression at 10 and rebound 9. Shock 10c, 9r. I did take 20cc out of each fork leg so I can run the compression in more. I was out today and tested it multiple ways and the only way I got it to track descent in mud was forks at 7c 7r and shock 6c and 5r. That is way off from what manual states and if it's dry out those setting will fill like shit. Help please what is everyone else running there clickers at on the Yz 250x. Thanks
  5. DefyConvention

    Second oil filter underneath shifter?

    Good day all, I am riding a new 2017 kx450f, the first four stroke i have ever owned. I am also new to actually setting up a bike for me (sag, clickers, air pressure in SFF Tac fork, etc.) I have been going through the owners manual, break in process, oil change vids on youtube etc. While on the genuine kawasaki parts site looking up part numbers, I noticed on the oil filter section that there is the regular oil filter on the right hand side of bike, and then another one on the left hand side under the shifter. The second one I have literally never changed, nor have i ever heard anyone ever mention it, or speak about changing it, and its part number is 49065A. http://www.genuinekawasakiparts.com/oemparts/a/kaw/57f5247e87a8660d6c7c9b66/oil-filter Are the engine oil, and tranny sump separated on this bike ie two different oils, one for engine, and one for tranny? Or is this just another filter entirely for the engine oil, and should it be changed frequently? Also, on the fork and shock clicker setting there is a sign that is similar to " S<--->H " for clicker adjustment. Can someone explain the basics of this? Compression=? Rebound=? Thanks!
  6. Just got my first paycheck from my first formal job. So... if you had 800 bucks, what would you get for your 2015 KTM 300 XC-W? (I studied finance so dont tell me to save for my retirement or invest! that shit is #boring) Regards from Mexico!
  7. Hey guys, I've tried the big shops over the years and gotten mixed results. Now I'm thinking about trying one of the smaller guys to see if the personalized attention provides better bang for the buck. Heard great things about Cory at ProTune but can't reach him at the moment. Rode with a guy last weekend who recommended Mark at Moto-vations in Hickory, NC. I found a few good comments on-line, but hoping some of my fellow TT members can share first hand experience. Feel free to PM if you'd rather not share details for everybody to read! I have absolutely no complaints about the Xplore when I'm doing slow speed stuff or even doing high speed when it's only moderately rough. But it began to beat me up last weekend when I hit larger rocks and roots at closer to race pace.
  8. Looking for some info on suspension settings to use on my 2016 KX450 SFF Air Tac setup. I just started racing hare scrambles in Florida and its mainly sugar sand. The stock settings are way too stiff. Front tire just wants to wash out in turns so i know I have to lighten the psi a bit. Stock settings recommended are: 174 psi for INNER chamber. 14.5 psi for OUTER chamber and 203 psi for BALANCE chamber. I know thru many hours of riding I can dial it in myself but I figured there has to be someone on here who rides sand and has saved settings they use, Any help is appreciated!
  9. Beta sent out an email bulletin today announcing Ohlins forks, shocks, and cartridges for all four and two stroke models (all means the XT too, I believe), excepting the 125 RR-S. RXF 48 Forks run about three grand with spring, TTX46 Flow shocks run about $1,100 bucks with spring, and TTX22 cartridge kit is about $1,300 with spring. Nothing on the web site yet. Fork manual here: http://files.constantcontact.com/546b6d10101/00096a0e-4397-4af1-8d9a-e3e9a1b84725.pdf Shock manual here: http://files.constantcontact.com/546b6d10101/51f54f39-9395-4992-881f-d357a31764b7.pdf Cartridge manual here: http://files.constantcontact.com/546b6d10101/c2f42b44-b205-4a8d-b0c7-483baee5fe04.pdf
  10. I'm in need of some suspension advice for my yz250f 2016. I have had it for about a season using stock springs and the settings on the clickers are stock (Forks: Rebound Dampaning 12 clicks out, Compression Dampaning 10 clicks out. Shock: Rebound Dampaning 13 clicks out, Fast Compression 1 1/4 turns out, Slow Compression 12 clicks out). I have changed them around and don't understand the concepts of what they do to much. So I put them back to stock because I have rode my bike like that the most. I Have done some research on clickers just can't figure it out. I have set my rider sag. But I feel like I could really benefit from from correct springs so I can feel clicker adjustments better. I have gone to race tech and trued there spring calculator but I don't know what they are asking when they ask for fork and shock lowered distance. But my weight will vary between 155-160 pounds. I ride lots of stuff like GNCC races, logging roads some hill climbs. I'm a shorter rider I think 5" 9' maybe less. I'm a pretty aggressive rider for only haveing a season under my belt I'm a B rider. If any other information is needed to help me I will give it. Thank you
  11. How much weight can be saved with a disc brake swap to an XT500 w drums? My front/rear weights are a staggering 138/198.
  12. Hello, I'm looking for way to make a machine to vacuum/fill rear shock absorber. I checked, but i can not find a full topic with detailed project - making of... Does anyone have such an information, as I need to have the details and check if I'm able to make it?
  13. I know there have been thousands of threads, etc talking about how to make the WP 4CS forks better. I have them on my 2016 KTM 350sxf and until fairly recently didn't really think they were that bad. I'm a 38yr old vet rider 165lbs...just started racing (yea I know, a little late), but have definitely put in a lot of seat time and am starting to understand the subtle nuances of the bike and the suspension. SO, naturally I looked for a way to make my forks work better. I live in San Diego, CA, so I have great access to Factory Connection, Race Tech, Pro Circuit, etc. WELL, for those of you that cannot seem to find the answer, I HAVE IT. I had a guy come recommended to me (Pete Russell) from someone at Pala...said he was hands down the best in the business. I took my forks to him and not only did he do an insane job revalving them, he had no problem walking me through every step as I watched him do it. His understanding of the inner workings was light years beyond my comprehension, and apparently superior to the big shops as well. Long story short, if you want your WP 4CS forks to be pure awesomeness, get your stuff done by Pete at NOST Suspension (www.nostsuspension.com). He has a 3-5 day turnaround time and charges waaayyy less than you'd pay for an A kit set up. EVERYTHING is custom machined parts that he developed and I could tell from the second my front tire hit the dirt that it was going to be a world of difference. I'm very very pleasantly surprised at how awesome my suspension is now...so time to start winning some races!!!!
  14. wachterxc

    Stiction on WP Forks

    I would like to get my forks moving faster in order to respond to the smallbump-slowspeed chatter that bothers my ride. My valving is spot on (Race Tech Gold Valve), SKF seals are pretty fresh, and oil is at a good height. Ive come to the conclusion that im probably dealing with some stiction issues. Any tips on how to reduce this? Trying to find some low-budget solutions... (PLEASE dont suggest some kashima coating /ti-nitride fancy pantsy coating because im pennyless) Ive read some folks "polish" the inside of their fork tubes to reduce stiction. How do you polish these? Any special tools or technique?
  15. I have a 2014 Husaberg FE501 with 4CS suspension that was IMO mediocre compared to the open cartridge WP fork of the same generation. 1 week ago I purchased a 2018 300 XC-W and the initial feel was soft but not too shabby until I tried to dial some compression damping and NOTHING at all even at full +. I mentioned something to the dealer and they said "call KTM 1-951-600-8007" so I left a message and received a call back that went something like "Yeah they are sucky but thats the direction KTM went" and when I said I get the valving could be improved but the real issue is the adjusters should be on a keychain instead because they would do the same and be even more available to the customer, his response was "Sorry KTM hates its customers, CLICK". I had Kreft go through my 4CS and the results were stellar but this is an issue of KTM pawning off non-working garbage on its customers. Anyone else feel like the adjusters are just for show on the Xplor 48 fork and that the 4CS (as hard as this is to say) was better?
  16. Adam Benson

    Year 2000 XR200R

    I found a mint 2000 XR200R for sale, but I have a question about suspension travel before I drive out to buy it for my son. Somewhere here I saw a list of suspension travel by year (Chuck?) that notes a substantial drop in the year 2000. But everywhere else on line says there was no change at all from years 1992-2002 (cycle chaos, dirt rider, bikez specs). No change in suspension travel, and no change in seat height after 1992. Where has anyone seen the published specs showing this year 2000 change? I have googled and just can't find it....
  17. luminaire

    are pds shocks interchangeable??

    The pds shock on my 2014 300 xc-w broke down and im looking for a replacement. Will a shock coming from a 2014 250 exc-f fit my bike? they have different part numbers so im not sure 12.18.7L.63 -- 300 xc-w shock part number 12.18.7L.67 -- 250 exc-f shock part number thanks
  18. Hello, My name is Dan. I recently bought a 2001 yz125. I have been having jetting issues that i cant seem to fix. I have rebuilt the carb, tried a JD Jetting kit, and new reeds and nothing is working. I am looking for someone in the Central Jersey area who is willing to help me work on my bike and get it running strong. I have all tools necessary. I would pay $25 dollars per hour. This is completely legitimate. Feel free to text me at 908-448-9639. Located in Central New Jersey
  19. So I emailed Factory Connection today to see what spring rate I need for the rear as I’m about 6’2” 220 lbs without gear. I also asked for a baseline front fork PSI to start at. This is what I received: Nicholas, The spring series we made for your bike is limited when it comes to larger/stiffer rates. The spring rate you need is 5.9/6.0 range. We don’t sell that over the counter as it requires special installation process. So we can’t sell the spring “over the counter”. It would have to be installed at our shop. Fork PSI I would recommend: Inner 160 psi Outer 11 psi Balance 160 psi Are they blowing smoke up my ass? What kind of ‘special installation’ could a spring take? I’ve changed and removed them before but not on a 16’ CRF before. Also, aren’t those psi settings for the Kawasaki KYB? I don’t think the psf2 have inner/outer/balance do they? Maybe he was having a bad day...or maybe I’m an idiot. FC’s website list there spring as ALS-0059. Can I not just order this spring and install it to set my sag correctly? Help?
  20. Hi All, Trying to start a suspension collective, Year and Model Valving (Factory Connection, Racetech, stillwell, etc.) Class (AA, A, B, C) Terrain Weight Springs Rider sag Clickers Comments on feel Ill start 2016 YZ250X Valving - Stock Class - C Terrain - New England woods, single track and hare scrambles Weight - 200 lbs of glory Springs - Shock 5.6kg Factiory Connection , Forks 0.46kg Factory Connection Rider sag 105mm Clickers - Front Comp 15 out, Rebound 15 out - Shock Rebound 14 out, High speed 1 and 3/4 turns out, Low speed 11 out Just changed settings as the factory 12 and 12 were too stiff for the roots and rock gardens. Felt amazing in the turns and on fast and flowy. Just upgraded springs to weight appropriate - will update once I ride Wednesday.
  21. Hey guys I need some input on tuning my suspension for freeride/enduro. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Here's my stats for reference: Bike: 2017 KTM 500 EXC Riding weight: 170lb Tire pressure: 10psi Sag: 115mm Current Settings: -Fork: compression stock, rebound -2 clicks slower -Shock: Low speed stock, High speed stock, Rebound -2 clicks slower -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Current Issue: The other day I did a hillclimb 3rd gear dicked a couple times. When my front wheel hit the rock outcroppings the front end really spanked into the rocks, I felt really hard hits in the bars, like the rim hit the rock. Same feeling when I hit potholes rippin 4th hard, the front end really bangs hard and the bike gets hucka bucka. Anyone with some experience have any suggestions what needs to be done here?
  22. As the subject says, is the standard suspension up to par with what for example KTM is putting out now? Or should I plan on getting something like Fox or RG3... Boy rides MX
  23. Hi my brother has a 2006 trx300ex and we were starting to go ride and about 3 minutes into our ride he stopped because he noticed the front right side of the quad sagging down and we looked at it and the Front right shock was snapped at the bottom where it connects to the A arm and oil was leaking out of it. Has anyone ever had this happen to them?
  24. i have been looking all over this forum for a definitive answer to this and some have said yes it will work, and some have said no because the shock clevis lengths and mounting bolts are not the same length. Someone please give insight to this. asking because i have a 03 cr250r and found a great deal on a 05 crf450r with a 5.7 kg/mm spring in it ( i weigh 220 lbs) on ebay.
  25. Jimmy Pascol

    Measuring Triple Clamp Offset

    Great illustration on how to calculate triple clamp offset: http://litetek.co/Guide_TripleClampOffset_Honda_CB1.html