Spring pre-load for my ktm400exc

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Hi guys! My KTM400exc is being delivered today but I am not sure how to go about setting up my spring pre-load / compression/rebound. I intend to use the bike mostly on road. :confused: I weighted 85kg. Your help and advice is most appreciated!!:) BTW do any of you know about the amount of gas in the rear shock of the bike. I heard that the amount is reduced to a miminum for bikes that are shipped overseas to lower the cost of the shipping insurance. :p
 
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Servus,

If you plan on using the bike mostly on the street, pre-load will be your smallest problem. Besides the manual will tell you all the numbers you need; over here in Europe 6mm of pre-load is stock, but I'm running a little more. For SuperMoto (on the street ;-) heavier springs are recommended up front.

Michael
 
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thanks!

thanks Micheal. I've just got my ktm400exc today and set it according to the manual. I'll be going into super motard so the investment of the spring is a must.:D