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Old 12-20-2010, 11:49 PM   #3
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And here is a shot of the KTM forks fitted and tested yesterday. They work extremely well, and heaps better than the upgraded stock forks I've used to date.

08 450 SXF WP4860 MXMA CC.
They are a closed cartridge design about 45 mm longer than stock. i set them up at 25 mm higher, ie 20 mm poking out the top clamp, and with the 12 mm ride in the tail due to the 18" rim it balances nicley. There is another 12 mm to come in the tail when I get the Ohlins fitted. My measurements indicated that the axle offset is the same as the DR and the triple clamp offset in the forward 20 mm position is 2 mm less than the DR triples. This means that the trail is increased, but riding suggests it steers quicker, but also more precisely, as well as absorbing the rail snot fantastically well. the 0.48 springs which I assume are in them are right on too.

There is no issue with steering locck as the KTM triple clamps are extremely low profile.
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