Full Akra set up minus a bit

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Full Akra set up minus a bit

Post by muckweed » Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:48 pm

Whilst cleaning the 1290 the other day I noticed I’ve touched the ground with the ti exhaust header on the right side of the bike. Stock rear sets were known for low ground clearance and when I bought my 1290 they had been swapped for the Powerparts version. Nothing about exhaust ground clearance has been mentioned. Suspension isn’t too soft, I’m running all the track settings. Guess I must have hit a bump in the road whilst lent over?? I’ve searched the web and the forum and can’t find anyone else having this problem. Any other theories?

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Re: Full Akra set up minus a bit

Post by steve59 » Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:51 pm

somebody nicked you when parked
Enjoy

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Re: Full Akra set up minus a bit

Post by muckweed » Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:56 pm

😄 nah deffo grounding. Since the demise of photobucket I'm not sure how to post a photo. I’ll have another look.

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Re: Full Akra set up minus a bit

Post by muckweed » Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:49 pm


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Full Akra set up minus a bit

Post by Scuba1290 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:45 pm

If your not using aftermarket fork cartridges, the stock springs are very light. For some reason KTM thought it was a good idea to not install preload adjusters. Sounds like you need heavier springs. Track settings only affect the compression and rebound.


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Full Akra set up minus a bit

Post by Scuba1290 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:47 pm

Put a zip tie on your fork and take the bike for a ride. The bottoming out point is about 1.5 cm from the base. If the zip tie makes it down there, your springs are to soft.


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Re: Full Akra set up minus a bit

Post by muckweed » Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:22 pm

Thanks for the tip. I’ll try that. I suppose with kit on I’m about 92kg (just over 14stones). Would that be too heavy for stock springs?

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