Suspension settings with KTM/Trax 37 lts sidebags

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Suspension settings with KTM/Trax 37 lts sidebags

Post by Chileansurg » Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:55 pm

Hello folks

Quick question. My SMT which I bought second hand came with the KTM aluminium side cases (same as 37 lts Trax ones).

Do you guys change the suspension setting at all when riding with them?

Thanks!
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Re: Suspension settings with KTM/Trax 37 lts sidebags

Post by ogden » Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:59 pm

Try the Sport settings as given by KTM (I think they're on the top of the airbox under the seat, as well as in the manual) - they're recommended for fully loaded use as well. I've used them on my SMT for thousands of miles with Trax luggage and other than a wind-induced weave it's been fine.

For drunk pig values of fine, obviously.
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Re: Suspension settings with KTM/Trax 37 lts sidebags

Post by Chileansurg » Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:18 pm

Thanks for the tip. I will surely try them on my Trans-Andes trip this weekend.

Cheers!
Current ride:
KTM 990 SMT 990 Keity '12

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Honda VTR-1000F The Storm '03
Honda VFR-800 Viffer '07
Yamaha TDM-900 T-Deemer '08
Honda CBF-250 Twister '06

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Re: Suspension settings with KTM/Trax 37 lts sidebags

Post by Ktkeith » Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:45 pm

I certainly found I had to go up a setting with the boxes on, they are quite heavy. Nice to see another ex Storm owner on here.

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Re: Suspension settings with KTM/Trax 37 lts sidebags

Post by Chileansurg » Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:02 am

I've finally decided to adjust suspension settings halfway between Sport and Normal, as I'm just using the two side cases only mildly loaded, no top box, and there will be some unsealed roads on our trip.

Anyway, I found it easy enough to adjust the suspension on the go: if I find it too soft I will go all the way to Sports settings.

More info and pictures to follow...

Cheers!
Current ride:
KTM 990 SMT 990 Keity '12

Previous loved ones:
Honda VTR-1000F The Storm '03
Honda VFR-800 Viffer '07
Yamaha TDM-900 T-Deemer '08
Honda CBF-250 Twister '06

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