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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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too much compression, not enough rebound.........Tire pressure 24/26 ??
4 clicks off the compression first and leave the rebound for now as a baseline
I'm no expert but thats what worked for me............ my 2 c's
Andrew-4ce said:
Thanks for the 2 cents :)

Tires still softer eh? How do you know when they are too soft?
I'm not sure yet ??? But I can tell you that having 18/20 on a sweeper on a backroad doin 70+ mph I can feel the back tire start to squirm. almost feel like it wants to roll off the rim.... But I'm 230 with a 350 lb bike with Diablos....
Me, personally, seems to be 24/25......... :hmmm:and yes I left the rebound alone and backed off the compression 4 clicks which put it halfway.
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