Setting up race sag

Discussion in 'Suspension-Setup/tuning' started by crcollins, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. crcollins

    crcollins C level Member
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    I recently bought a 2009 ktm 200 xc-w and I race hare scrambles. Before this i had a 2003 rm 125 for the woods. When I started riding my ktm I loved the power compared to my rm but the suspension felt like it wanted to buck me off in whooped out sections and the tires wanted to kick out going over tree roots and rocky sections which is mainly everywhere here in NY.

    Anyway I decided to set the sag on my ktm last week, about 5 races into my hare scramble series, and wow do I wish I had set the sag when I first brought it home. The difference is absolutely amazing. Im a shorter rider (about 5'6") and it helps me to touch the ground but it also helped tremendously in the roots and rough sections. I would recommend any body who hasnt set their sag on their bike to give it a try. Its easy to do and pretty much all the manuals tell you how to do it.
     
  2. Ipaman

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    Cool. Once my new front springs come in I am going to set my sag up on my KDX. After two rides I can tell the suspension is way off right now.
     
  3. David_L6

    David_L6 C level Member

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    Check out this site. http://www.frpoffroad.com/aboutus.htm According to everything I've read the KDX is set up soft on the front and stiff on the rear.

    I have a new to me 2000 KDX 200 that I'm going to install MX forks on instead of fooling with re-springing old tech forks. The rear spring rate should be OK as is.
     

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