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Old 03-18-2013, 12:26 PM   #16
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You can swap MANY MANY KTM lc4 parts and if I was to do what youre trying I would:
Buy a used lc4 or SXC shock and forks along with a matching set of wheels with the appropriate front axle size to match the 43 or 48 mm fork.

Then when you ride gnarly single track or hill climbs swap the whole shebang


Is this for the KTM 625?
You mean, that lc4 parts will work on the 625 or just the forks from an lc4?

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Old 03-18-2013, 01:20 PM   #17
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this is pretty much what i did on my RFS sumo bike.... bought a new front end w/a wheel, and a new rear wheel... and it works great, still trying to tune the whole thing, springs, etc....

sumo and dirt are pretty different, so....

you gotta check out the parts fiche at one of the KTM parts places.... i like 'ktmpartshouse', they're the cheapest..... but askin' parts fitment here is gonna be pretty dangerous, unless you trust whose talkin'.... once you figure it all out, you gotta watch ebay or KTMTalk classifieds, and then you can do it cheapo $$$$.... KTM parts new ain't cheap..... i paid $450 for new forks w/front brake, i think about $225 for a nice 21" front wheel w/a brake rotor, so there was the front. i built a rear cush wheel for maybe $500, and i had the sprocket carrier. the rear cush is harder to find, and usually $$$, but it's real nice.... one of those 600's is gonna be nasty on the street w/o a cush....
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:00 PM   #18
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One of the best bikes I've raced on a hard packed MX track was my Husky SMR450.

The worst case for these is rocky, tight stuff where the suspensions are a bit too firm, everywhere else they work pretty well. I've been severely humbled years ago by Doug Henry riding with slicks on a muddy MX track so it is the rider all the way.

KTMs have about the best parts interchangeability of any brand, and massive used parts resources. A few different front axle sizes thru the years but you can mix and match forks, triples, rear wheels and brakes across the board. You just need to know what to look for.
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:05 PM   #19
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yeah, maybe doug henry can do a muddy mx track w/17" slicks, but the thought of that makes me wanna sit down and have a drink!.....
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:06 PM   #20
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Makes me go "holy crap"...slicks, dirt track, plenty of power....
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:07 PM   #21
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yeah, maybe doug henry can do a muddy mx track w/17" slicks, but the thought of that makes me wanna sit down and have a drink!.....

Me too!

If I hadn't been right there getting passed like a total goon I'd not have believed it!
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