No fork preload adjuster, why?

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No fork preload adjuster, why?

Postby K-Mac » Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:27 am

I presently have a 2016 KTM 690 Duke R and may get a 2018 1290 Super Duke R soon (I had a 08 SDR). Both bikes do not have fork preload adjusters, why? A friend told me it's because the WP forks have a progressive rate spring installed but I'm not sure that is true. Anyone have some insight on this subject?
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Re: No fork preload adjuster, why?

Postby Colonel_Klinck » Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:23 am

Because KTM have fitted cheap ass cartridges in the WP forks. They might be acceptable for road riding but on track they lack any feel. I had to fit Mupo cartridges as when I was pushing on it was fingers crossed that the front would stick, I had no idea what the front tyre was doing. That changed with Mupo. Although the harder you ride the more feel they give you.
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