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Old 10-23-2014, 12:20 PM   #1
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Fork leg install 950 adv

So I'm about to reinstall one of my fork legs after an overhaul...
I was looking at the ktm manual for torque specs when I noticed it says fork should protrude 5 mm past top fork clamp...

Though on my bike they had been positioned to be in plane with the top surface of the top clamp AND in the ktm manual picture of the fork install they aren't protruding 5mm?

Anyway, it prolly doesn't matter though I wanted to throw this out there before I do the reinstall...
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Old 10-23-2014, 12:56 PM   #2
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there is some room for adjustment. flush with the clamp is fine if that is where they were before. as long as they are both the same.

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Old 10-23-2014, 01:39 PM   #3
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Interesting...I've never seen that.
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Old 10-23-2014, 02:38 PM   #4
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You can set them anywhere between flush to 5mm. It's a patter of preference and adjustment.
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Old 10-23-2014, 03:16 PM   #5
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All it does is change the ride height a bit. You'd be hard pressed to notice the difference at all.
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All it does is change the ride height a bit. You'd be hard pressed to notice the difference at all.
actually it changes the handling a bit. slid up makes it turn a bit quicker, flush makes it a bit more stable.
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Old 10-23-2014, 03:41 PM   #7
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So would lowering the legs so they're flush help to address the occasional brush with the Scorpion AT speedwobble? I'm still running ATs because they wear reasonably well, but do still have the occasional head-shake issue at certain velocities.
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Old 10-23-2014, 04:02 PM   #8
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Most importantly is to install using the axle as reference, irrespective of how high or low the forks sit in the clamp. At rest install both legs, loosen one leg and install the axle, move the leg until the lowest amount of resistance on the axle, so it moves freely.

In an ideal world all fork legs are exactly the same length, 0.5mm is enough to bind.

http://www.ktm950.info/how/Suspensio...orkleg_rr.html
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So would lowering the legs so they're flush help to address the occasional brush with the Scorpion AT speedwobble? I'm still running ATs because they wear reasonably well, but do still have the occasional head-shake issue at certain velocities.
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Possibly. It could also be not enough weight on the front end. You can test the differences just playing with preload. 5mm is nothing. I've never felt any difference on these bikes. On an R6 or something, yeah it's night and day, but they have very little trail.
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actually it changes the handling a bit. slid up makes it turn a bit quicker, flush makes it a bit more stable.
I know, but the difference is minuscule.
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I just installed as it was previously... Though upon installation and re-adjustment of the forks for an upcoming loaded trip I found both fork spring loads totally back off wondering if that led to the fork seal blow out I experienced... Oops
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