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Old 11-17-2012, 06:53 PM   #1
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Noob suspension question

Just got a 990R, came from a R12GSA and never messed with the suspension. I'm setting everything to "Standard" for a base line and in the manual when it says (for turning knobs without the detent feel) one turn, that would be one 360deg. turn from a reference point correct?

Also on the left fork as you sit on the bike, pulled the cap for the compression damping and there was a bit of fluid (wet) around the cover. Residuals from it being a new bike? Potential problem?

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Old 11-18-2012, 02:22 AM   #2
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:42 AM   #3
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in the manual when it says (for turning knobs without the detent feel) one turn, that would be one 360deg. turn from a reference point correct?
Yes, that's correct for preload.
Take a look here:
http://www.superplushsuspension.com/a-techbasics.htm


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Also on the left fork as you sit on the bike, pulled the cap for the compression damping and there was a bit of fluid (wet) around the cover. Residuals from it being a new bike? Potential problem?

Thanks all
Just clean it and if you wish keep an eye on it but i wouldn't be concerned at all for a bit of oil.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:59 AM   #4
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If you need some suspension work done send it here

Moto-Pro Suspension 20016 182nd Avenue Northeast, Woodinville, Wa

Thats who worked on my bike and knows what he is doing.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:09 AM   #5
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Thanks all - Don't have the worry beads going, just asking. out of all the information I've read, never saw any referenc to it so didn't think it was an issue. Goti, thanks for the reference - great info.

From the welcome "card" I got with the bike...
Dear KTM Pilot...

"One last word of wisdom for anyone riding their KTM for the first time:
Picture a kitchen knife. Not one of the old ones that you use to squash tomatoes, but the gleaming, high performance precision tool, hand forged by people who have done nothing else for the past 50yrs. If you haven't used such a knife before, you'll want to be very careful for the first few days.
You know what were saying..."

Que Kenny Loggins - Top Gun...

Revvin' up your engine
Listen to her howlin' roar
Metal under tension
Beggin' you to touch and go
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