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Old 04-30-2013, 08:17 AM   #3262
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Originally Posted by Subaru297 View Post
Not entirely true. This is determined by your static vs race sag. You can have the correct spring and have your compression damping too low and you will bottom out.
I did set my race sag toward the high side but I will decrease my race sag (increase preload) a bit and see if that helps as well as turning up the compression damping.
Although my static sag is a bit too high as well so your conclusion may be right!

Plus I will only be adding weight to the bike for trips so a stronger spring is probably in my future anyway....

Yes, but if you are bottoming a lot and your adjusters are anywhere near central then it's too soft.

KTM springs are rated for about 160-170lb riders. Most require re-springing.

I'm 200lbs and cant say I've ever felt suspension bottom hard. My XRR is valved and sprung pretty soft, and my KTM is valved and sprung more agressive. Both have their benefits. Neither bottom.

Forks can adjust oil level to increase or degrease bottoming resistance, but once again you need the right springs.
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