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    Default KTM fork question

    I have a 2005 KTM 525 MXC, I tried a couple of SM practice days last year and really enjoyed it.
    Problem is the front forks are way to soft for this (even with heavy springs).
    N0te*these are open chamber forks with really plush valving
    Question- what to do?
    Option 1 - Revalve for supermoto - will this be good enough?
    Option 2 - Buy some closed chamber forks and revalve correctly?

    Thoughts?

    Thanks for your input in advanced?

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    What springs are in the bike and how much you weigh? I think the spring rate has the biggest effect, but that is just me.

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    You can over spring things - just get them revalved.
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    I'm running 0.50 kg/mm (race tech). I just went to their site and used their calculatedd spring rates page and it says that I should have 0.57 kg/mm for supermoto. The heaviest ones they have is 0.52kg/mm.
    I currently weigh 220 lbs.

    Appears I need really heavy springs from somewhere else.

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    That .57kg from the race tech calculator seems really stiff? I'd ask around before you spent the loot. You can probably get heavier springs from Slavens Racing.

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