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Front end losing it in corners...

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Hey all... looking for a little advice...

Riding a 2002 ktm 640 smc
Got Metz M1's on it, 28psi front, 28 psi back
I'm 6', 150lbs.

The suspension is great most the time, but in faster sweepers (fast enough that I wanna put a knee out instead of a foot or just sitting normal) that have some bumps in them the front suspension doesn't seem to absorb the bumps. It feels almost solid and you skip a bit off the bumps and drift across the road some. Little unnerving to say the least... this normal? I'd think not. Is there a point when leaning that the suspenion kinda stops working? THe forces are always going up the forks are they not?

I don't know much about tuning, but any guesses where to start adjusting?
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I don't know about the suspension but I used to get the same feelings on my Aprilia before I got my motard. After taking a class at a superbike school, I learned that it was caused by my body stiffness. After I learned that I started to let my body and arms act like a raw steak to absorb big impacts. This along with keeping your eyes focused on where you want to go have help my riding a lot, even on my crf. Give it a shot and good luck.
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