Originally Posted by Off Road Ryder
We pushed the KTM suspension past its limits, I broke both adjusters (not sure what the correct term is) on the bottom sides of my forks, The body literally split and I rode my entire first lap with nearly no front suspension. John then broke a rear shock reservoir. Then a few other issues that were overcome with ingenuity.
We truly pushed past the limits of what these bikes are capable of doing mechanically, just entirely too much force.
Have you seen the photo of Radek jumping his 990R over 6 feet in the air and flat landing?!?!
As told from a KTM/WP Factory suspension tuner over the weekend:
"You guy's are NUTS, weve only seen failures like that in the Dakar bikes!"
All in all we were able to overcome the failures and continue with the race, with a 17th place overall and second in the sportsman class.