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Offline ktmpilot

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Rider "sag" on 2014 690 Enduro R?
« on: August 19, 2014, 04:22:16 pm »
On page 68 to 71 of the 2014 690's manual it does contemplate that rider "sag" needs to be adjusted - I know on my 300 dirt bike this did need to be set for my body weight when I bought the bike, but one of the guys I spoke to at RAD advised me that because the 690 is intended to be carried with a pillion static sag does not need to be set and the factory setting is fine. Does anyone maybe have any advice on this?
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Re: Rider "sag" on 2014 690 Enduro R?
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2014, 04:23:33 pm »
Sorry, should have included my body weight is 95 kg's - if this is relevant to the answer?
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Re: Rider "sag" on 2014 690 Enduro R?
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2014, 05:24:54 pm »
 :patch: my brother had his 690 set up for his weight also about 95 kg and it made a worlds difference! Ping Sting he'd be able to tell you what he did
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Re: Rider "sag" on 2014 690 Enduro R?
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2014, 05:48:42 pm »
You will only get the correct answer when and if you check it?I would check it.
 

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Re: Rider "sag" on 2014 690 Enduro R?
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2014, 07:16:51 pm »
Set it as per the owners manual.  Its the only departure point for KTM set-up
 

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Re: Rider "sag" on 2014 690 Enduro R?
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2014, 10:20:22 am »
Rider sag on a DS is a very interresting topic. To find a happy medium would be great with standard springs but there are so many scenarios. Rider only / Rider plus luggage/ rider + pillion / rider + luggage + pillion. If you want to get the most out of your suspension you would have to adjust every single time. It is almost impossible to get static sag and rider sag spot on. I agree with Bill. Start with the settings in the manual and test the bike. Then start playing with the spring preload in the back and the front. Always after adjusting step on the footpeg with some force. The front and the rear suspension should compress equal amounts. If the front dips first or more then put more preload on the fork springs and vice versa if the rear dips first or more. If you are still not achieving the desired result, progressive springs are available with variable spring force is the stroke increases or decreases.
 

Offline The_Boats

Re: Rider "sag" on 2014 690 Enduro R?
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2014, 06:38:37 am »
Where would you get the progressive springs from?  I am setting up a 690 for my wife, she is short and weighs a lot less than us okes usually riding these, even with a lowering link and min preload on the standard 80N springs there is too little race sag.