KTM Suspension Lowering Kit. EXC, XC-W — Lower a KTM Suspension

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KTM Suspension Lowering Kit

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Lower the back and of your KTM exc or xc-w suspension by

without any internal shock or modifications and without changing

This kit Lowers the bike changing any of your suspension or springs, makes no permanent to the bike, easy installation and easy to return bike to height for sale/upgrade.

A Short Of The Kit

There are more videos at the of this page showing etc…

With the extremely seat heights of KTM bikes late models, there are when an average height could do with the bike a little lower, even fairly tall riders a short inseam.

We have a suspension lowering system is easy to install and remove, it the bike by 32mm front and and it really does work well.

We know that lowering is a subject with of pluses – minuses etc. but is also a lot of grey, there is common sense to be applied and potential handling issues We like to address.

If you lower one end you to lower the other the same failure to do this will the bikes geometry.

Why you shouldn’t back off shock preload to the back.

Lowering the spring will lower the rear, but its the of the shock back to its original that causes the problems. if you jump the bike and the shock when the bike lands is no stored energy in the spring and the shaft will be moving fast by the time the spring and can slow it down, this make the shock blast the … and get into the tapered damping at the end of the …. It would very harsh.

Two:Under brakes the shock extend too far, tightening up the and weighting the front forks, could knife the front if and will make the fork very harsh due to the weight through the fork.

The answer to all is install internal spacers in the to limit the travel the shock Then set sag as normal.

Install springs in the fork and install to limit extension.

Doing will work very and is the way that suspension companies lower the bike.

The downside to is threefold.

It can be very expensive if you opt for a re valve at the same time, you may not need.

If you sell the bike you probably need to put it back to std which will need a shop again.

You have to to the mod, you cant just try the and see if it works for you.

The answer is: The lowering kit

Lowering a bike this kit works very it is safe, it will not damage bike in any way and can be returned to totally at any time.

There are a few options how you set this up we will explain as we go along.

The of this kit are:

Installation of an shock seal head this works the same way as spacers but does not require disassembly, this is a two part spacer, it locks into the seal head circlip pushes the seal head the shock and then locks the in to the shock body. There are no between the two halves of the spacer and it cannot come back out you want to remove it.

There is no to release nitrogen pressure in the ( see Note below ) we supply the setup with the kit to allow install and removal of the spacer.

your original spring and set to the preload as it was set to when removed.

of a steering stem extender and collar under top triple this moves the top triple up 22mm. slide the forks up and 10mm throught the top clamps, will give 32mm as the rear. This can be a permanent or way to lower the front please the front options listed

This will move the up 22mm also, however riders wont notice and may find it a benefit while the other front option not require this mod to the top clamp, so if the bar is an issue you should go that way

Q: Will moving the forks up so cause the front wheel to hit the on bottoming ?

Not necessarily, we have found most of the time the wheel not bottom on the guard, even up the 32mm however it may foul on the on a four …, the best way to is to remove the springs and install the and wheel with the triple mod, and compress until the bottom, put a strap around to it there while you check for

If spacers are required they are in the kit, they need to be to the hydraulic stop on the damper

Installation is easy, no fork oil to be drained.

These spacers are the same as the triple clamp

The benefits of doing the front way are: No change of springs and no fork mods that draining oil etc. keep fork as it is, if you like your suspension the way it is this will not it at all on the other hand if you change the via the shorter spring method the same rate spring probably require some low valving adjustment.

Its super can be reversed almost immediately and

Front fork option

will require the purchase of fork springs.

If this is the way you to go after trying the bike via the above way, and don’t the slightly higher bars or any reason, we supply in the kit, all the spacers and preload spacers to do mod.

We also supply all the on how to do this yourself with and text, how to pick springs, set preload and re-assemble with new oil to the height.

Kit contents:

Shock spacer 2 piece)

Steering stem

Steering top triple clamp

Internal fork hydraulic spacers

Internal fork reducing spacers

Fork spacers (assorted)

All videos each step of the installation and of each component in any option.

on Nitrogen pressure

By installing the spacer ring, the nitrogen in the reservoir will increase There are a couple of options and information I would like to here.

Most suspension we have talked to think this will have no on how the shock performs and we agree them after testing extensively, however others may be of the that this will the shock harsh, there is differing opinions on any subject.

Its to know the purpose of the nitrogen so you can for yourself if you want to explore any of the at the end of this section:

The nitrogen pressure on the oil to prevent cavitation in the the piston in the nitrogen reservoir moves to accommodate the oil displaced in the by the shock shaft when it into the shock body.

The ring installation will some oil into the nitrogen compressing the nitrogen slightly, if you take the following numbers account it is not a huge effect.

pressure std according to ktm is 10 bar or 150 psi

the oil displacement of the shock spacer increase this by around 10 psi

tech pressurize to 175 psi

Other tuners we have talked to to 200 psi or more.

I have a video compressing the shock shaft no spring on the shock once the spacer ring installed and one it not, there is no discernible in the amount of force required to

I run my own bike with this kit and have been for three or months, the suspension works as as before the kit was installed. I have my forks but I run the shock standard, a 8.0 straight rate spring and in the front, there is no need to run kit with light springs, you use you are using now.

Q: If I want to the nitrogen pressure after etc..

It is also possible to the spacer then release the and recharge, but we don’t see any benefit in this, however it is a cheap should you feel you need it.

It is possible to remove the oil the spacer without bleeding the shock, we have been told by a suspension tuner that he shocks that are on new bikes with oil and the piston is further than is specified.

We take that that its not that as long as there is space for the needed for the shock shaft, if you do this, then remove the later, its possible there may not be enough oil in shock.


The benefits of a lowered far outweigh the slight loss of travel, I never have riding my lowered bike I get hung up in ruts, case out on or bottom on jumps (and I am not a rider) in fact I have had a situation where I have oh yeah that’s because the lowered.

Try it for yourself and if you don’t it just put it back to normal, but we think you will be doing at least not until you sell bike.

A few other things to if you have looked at other options

Installing this kit no swingarm and/or shock or machining,

The rear wheel not bottom on the guard,

There is no you will get a guaranteed 32mm seat height.

Easy to kit and return bike to standard.

Kit Will Fit The Following Models:



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