Need someone who has a 690SMC.
Posted 26 May 2012 - 07:07 PM
The reason: I have a 2008 KTM 690E but the rear shock is horrific offroad. I think the previous owner may have swapped it for an SMC shock. So I want to compare what the factory number of adjustments are to be sure. It seems my rear shock has alot less clicks available than what my manual says it should have.
Posted 07 June 2012 - 07:01 AM
I've found that the manual settings are brutally harsh. Mine was set with the 'Sport' settings of 10 clicks for fork and shock rebound and compression which was so stiff that it reduced the effectiveness of braking on pavement. The 'Standard' settings are more along the lines of what's needed for sporting road riding (on 17" wheels) and I'd expect further softening (more clicks out) would be needed for real off road
Posted 11 June 2012 - 08:10 AM