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Stock suspension settings?

Postby Scrandy » 11:35 pm Feb 24 2017

Hey wondering the stock suspension settings for my 220. When I bought the bike the guy selling it told me he had the suspension as low as it would go so he could see if his son could fit on it.(but the bike ended up being to big even with the suspension lowered so he sold it to me.) I think what he actually did was soffen it all the way so I just turned the screws to stiffin the ride. But my suspension is set horribly right now so i'd just like to at least get it back to stock for the time being. Thanks
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Re: Stock suspension settings?

Postby Jason » 01:06 am Feb 25 2017

Set sag on shock.

Run forks all the way down in the tubes.

Set clickers around 10-ish.
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Re: Stock suspension settings?

Postby doakley » 07:37 am Feb 25 2017

A service manual would be a good idea.
Setting the forks and shock settings (the clickers) doesn't necessarily lower the bike. Go to Jeff Fredette's website for a good primer on suspension settings. Search this site or Google for how to st sag. Easy but VERY important. 2+ on lowering the fork tubes in the triple clamps. These bikes turn quickly already. If the forks have been raised i the clamps much it can get out of hand.
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Re: Stock suspension settings?

Postby Willbilly » 07:51 am Feb 25 2017

Have you tried google?
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Re: Stock suspension settings?

Postby Scrandy » 10:21 pm Feb 26 2017

Hey thanks for the help. When you say lower the forks in the clamp wouldn't that raise the suspension? Or did you mean slide the forks up closer to the bars to lower the front of the bike? I will set my sag and a manual is something I will be getting soon.
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Re: Stock suspension settings?

Postby Jason » 01:56 am Feb 27 2017

Stock position is with the fork tubes mounted as far down as they will go in the triple clamps.

Do you have the stock rear linkage pull rods or some height altering ones?

Was the shock or forks shortened internally?
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Re: Stock suspension settings?

Postby doakley » 09:21 am Feb 27 2017

Scrandy wrote:Hey thanks for the help. When you say lower the forks in the clamp wouldn't that raise the suspension? Or did you mean slide the forks up closer to the bars to lower the front of the bike? I will set my sag and a manual is something I will be getting soon.


Yes, it will raise the front end. Small movements of the forks can make a big difference in turning and stability. I would lower the forks until only the fork cap itself is above the top of the upper triple clamp, like Jason said, back to stock position. I am assuming the PO didn't actually have the bike lowered by altering the linkage or shortening the forks internally.
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Re: Stock suspension settings?

Postby Scrandy » 06:13 pm Mar 01 2017

Hey, forks are already mounted all the way down. Pretty sure the bike was bone stock when I bought it. Even had the stock piston which also had a nice crack in it hahaha but don't know about suspension. I don't have another KDX to compare to. It appears stock anyways.
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Re: Stock suspension settings?

Postby two-stroke-brit » 12:59 pm Mar 09 2017

Scrandy wrote:Hey, forks are already mounted all the way down. Pretty sure the bike was bone stock when I bought it. Even had the stock piston which also had a nice crack in it hahaha but don't know about suspension. I don't have another KDX to compare to. It appears stock anyways.


The stock linkages are 112.5 between centers and have this dim stamped into the middle ,
should be easy to see if you can look under with a flashlite.
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