kdx forks

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by seasider, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. seasider

    seasider Just a rider

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    Looking for a little insight as to a suspension improvement on my Kdx stock forks. Mainly used as a woods and single track bike for my 180# ass I would like a stiffer front end without going to the extreme of a kx conversion. Any ideas?
    Damm I am excited about two strokes on adv rider!
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  2. PistonPants

    PistonPants Crankcase Scavenger

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    Visit Fredette Racing Products. He has stiffer fork springs and all the knowledge to make your KDX as good as it can be.

    Peace
    Piston
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  3. tHEtREV

    tHEtREV Encouragement award recipient. tEAM iDIOT.

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    Is it a 06 KDX 50, Or a 1981 KDX420?

    Or a 80, 125, 175, 200, 220, 250 or a 400?

    Not trying to be a smart ass...

    OK so I am trying to be a smart ass.:lol3
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  4. seasider

    seasider Just a rider

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    Very good question "smart ass"! I think of there being only one KDX as I am very partial.............It is a 2002 KDX 220R.
    Thanks.
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  5. Abdelhub

    Abdelhub Blanco Trasho

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    would pvc pipe preload spacers do the trick on the cheap?

    Mike
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  6. anotherguy

    anotherguy unsympathetic

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    Bikes are typically sprung for a 170 amateur rider. If you are more than 20 lbs over/under you'll need springs in the correct weight. Get the springs front and rear sorted and the sag set and tune from there. There's a spring rate generator here. If you're just trail riding select "enduro" for riding type.
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  7. Shocktower

    Shocktower Long timer

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    It is a KDX, not a KLR :lol3
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  8. seasider

    seasider Just a rider

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    Damm brother ......I was thinking it but didn't cut loose!
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  9. eric123

    eric123 Gott Mit Uns

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    Try thicker oil in the forks.
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  10. scrambler73

    scrambler73 Been here awhile

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