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My shocks will not tighten up.what could be the problem. i have turned the screw from S to H and i do not see any change. this goes for the front and rear shocks.

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Hi, i have the same bike, and you cant really tighten it much, i tightened mine to the maximum and didnt really feel much difference, thats just the bike, you can get new shockies for like $200 wich would fix you problem, thanks

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Thanks for contacting FixYa. I was reviewing some of the older un-answered questions trying to ensure your issue has been resolved.

KTM Torque settings


  1. Collar screw, front wheel spindle Front axle nut 40Nm 30ft lbs
  2. Brake Caliper front Brake Caliper front Loctite 243 2 19ft lbs
  3. Brake Disk, front Brake disk front Loctite 243 1 11ft lbs
  4. Brake Disk, rear Brake disk rear Loctite 243 1 11ft lbs
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  13. Shock absorber bottom Shock absorber botton bolt 60Nm 44ft lbs
  14. Sprocket screws Rear sprocket bolts Loctite 243 3 25ft lbs
  15. Ball joint for push rod Rear brake pedal pivot Loctite 243 1 7ft lbs
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  17. Engine brace Engine brace 33Nm 24ft lbs
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  22. M10 45Nm 33ft lbs
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Thank you for contacting FixYa with your inquiry.
I have compiled a list of all the useful KTM torque setting that apply to your bike.

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