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2013-16 KTM / Husky / Husaberg 4CS FORK MODS
(Stage 1 SFR $195) We have been working on these forks since 2012 when they first came on the 2013 HUSABERG. In fact, we did a magazine project on a 350 Husaberg featured in Dirt bike Magazine. Since then, they are being used on the 14 KTM XC's and now on 15/16 KTM XC/SX and Husqvarna Models. We have continued to develop the best possible set ups tailored for tight off road, fast off road, GP's or MX. We are leading the way in terms of modication of this new fork technology. If you are riding in a wide variety of terrains, or want an even higher level of performance, see Stages 2 & 3 & 4 below,
The biggest problem with the 4CS fork design is lack of adjustability and progression. Internaly, the forks can be set up for specific types of riding but lack the progression to cover a wide range. Then, when you try and make changes to compensate, the stock adjusters don't do much. Luckily, WE HAVE THE ANSWER, see below.
NEW (Stage 2 $350 / Includes stage1) In addition to the stage 1 revalve, we now have a new compression base valve with low speed adjuster that doubles the range compared to stock. This gives you 2 compression adjusters (high and low speed) + the original rebound adjuster. This allows controlled action through the stroke, yet still be plush. When filling out service order form, select SFR in fork services and at the bottom ask for optional compression adjuster (Stage 2) in the special request section.
NEW (Stage 3 $575 / Includes stages 1&2) In additioin to the revealve and additional compression adjuster, we also offer a bottoming control device that virtualy eliminates bottoming. If you want plush action in the technical stuff, contolled action through the stroke and no bottoming. Select (SFR) on the service order form and then request (Stage3) in the special request section at the bottom.
REALLY NEW (Stage 4 $395) (APS advanced progressive system) We have applied progressive damping technology to 4CS forks. The idea was to provide a more progressive damping curve without the need for a stage 2 adjuster to make it plush or a stage 3 bottoming control device to control bottoming (those could be used with this system for an additional $400). A simple all around performer that works great without multiple compression adjusters and hydraulic devices. Request (APS Stage 4) in the special requests section on the service order form.
Trust the EXPERTS at Dicks Racing for all of your suspension needs.
$195-575 + oil + springs if required
Finally, WP made some decent forks. Are they perfect, NO. They still need to be tuned for your specific parameters. Just because you can change spring rate does not mean that they work for all situations. In fact, because all dampening is in one fork leg and there is only one adjuster for each direction of travel, these forks really need to be spot on internally. We have the answers...from revalving($150) to increased air volume canister($195) air bleeders($49) no-loss air filling tool($30) and swivel air valve($50), we have you covered.
2017 KTM / HUSKY XPLOR FORK MODS
The NEW xplor forks are simple but lack sufficient damping to be taken seriously. Luckily, we have the answer. The internals are custom tuned to your skill and riding conditions and our proprietary compression valve is installed for more controlled action
$275 + oil and springs if required
SFR (STANDARD FORK REVALVE) - ALL BRANDS
(Option #1) Forks are completely disassembled, cleaned and revalved to match your terrain and skill level utilizing the stock pistons. Rebound valving is matched to the springs being used, then the forks are filled with the highest quality oil to the optimum height. No matter what you ride, we have proven/tested settings that are guaranteed to keep you satisfied. Beware of pretenders, trust Dicks Racing to deliver results you can count on.
$195 + Parts (oil, springs if req.)
HFP (HIGH FLOW PISTONS) FORK REVALVE - ALL BRANDS
This option (#2) includes everything in the standard revalve, plus (HFP) high flow compression pistons that provide a level of plushness not possible with the stock pistons. In addition, these pistons allow for stiffer valving to help keep the forks from blowing through the stroke and bottoming. This set-up works well in a wide variety of terrain, from MX to Off-Road. Each set of suspension is tuned based on your needs/requests. The standard revalve is good, this option is better.
$295 + Parts (oil,springs if req.)
This option (#4) labeled "APS" is a completely different design than current systems being used. The name refers to Advanced Progressive System which allows for multiple rates of compression damping. Super plush initial travel, yet gradually stiffer through the stroke with incredible resistance to bottoming. Of the 4 options for KTM open chamber forks, this set-up has the most range and does everything well. The end result is superior performance that utilizes 3 separate compression adjusters (low, mid and high) and one rebound adjuster. This not only allows for more specific adjustment, but also offers the ability to adjust compression and rebound while riding. This is the choice of serious trail riders and racers alike. Standard Revalve is Good, Revalve with HFP pistons is Better, Revalve + FBS is even better for gnarly off-road. The APS system is the most versatile by combining all of these technologies to provide the ultimate in off-road fork performance. Click on title for tuning info.
$395 + Parts (oil, springs if req.)
APS FORK MODS FOR BETA / GAS-GAS / HUSKY / BMW / MARZOCCHI OPEN CHAMBER FORKS
Now you can have the same fork system that up until now has only been available for KTM. This set-up was featured in Dirt Bike Magazine on a Beta 350, see the reviews section for that test. For an in depth explanation, please see the above APS KTM section.
$395 + springs(if required) + oil
FBS (FREE BLEED SYSTEM) FORK REVALVE - ALL BRANDS
This option (#3) utilizes the FBS (free bleed system) which works great for tight, gnarly off-road conditions. This set-up includes the (HFP) high flow compression pistons from above, complete revalving of all internals matched to your personal needs, FBS mods, and fluid refill to the proper setting. Ridiculous amounts of testing went into these mods to insure the best possible results. Please keep in mind that forks and shock need to work together and should be modified at the same time if possible.
$325 + Parts
This is a separate service from the modifications above. Rebuilding involves replacing leaking seals, worn out bushings and polishing away nicks on the fork tubes. If this hasn't been done recently, be sure to request it. To keep costs low, we don't just do it automatically.
$45 + Parts when done with above modifications / $95 + Parts (rebuild only) For the ultimate in performance, request "super low friction seals and scrapers" in the fork section of the "service order form"
$45.00 - 95.00 + Parts
The final step to high performance suspension mods. Diamond like coating applied to make fork action more responsive. Also makes tubes extremely scatch resistant, making seals last much longer.
$525 + shipping
For those who are verticaly challenged, Dicks Racing has the answer. Shortened suspension. As expected, we do it right. Special Travel limiting spacers are installed in your forks and shock, complete revalve service is performed, springs are shortened, and then reassembled with fresh oil. The most common height reductions are (1") (1-1/2") ( 2"). The reduction can be reversed when it comes time to sell it, no problem.
$495.00 + oil
SHOCK REVALVE - ALL BRANDS
When it comes to making your shock work better, trust Dicks Racing to do it right the first time. We have over 30 years of experience and do the testing required to achieve the best possible results. Your shock is taken apart, cleaned and revalved for your terrain and skill level. The correct spring rate is determined and matched rebound valving is installed. All air is removed from the system, which is absolutely critical for consistent/correct performance, and then pressurized with nitrogen to proper specs.
$195.00 + Parts (Showa/KYB) +25.00
A seperate service from revalving. All wear items are replaced and carefully reassembled. $25 + Parts with revalve service / $125 + Parts (rebuild only)
$25 / 125.00 +Parts
Be cool. If you are experiencing shock fade, this is the answer. Converts the stock piston set-up to a bladder with black reservoir. This upgrade drastically reduces heat by eliminating the piston movement inside the stock reservoir. If you are racing/riding for more than 30 minutes at a time, more than likely your shock is overheating and losing damping. Available when sending your shock in for modification or service. Fits all KTM shocks from 2003-2017.
2011-16 KTM Aluminum Shock Spring Adjuster
Replace the weak stock plastic adjuster on your 2011-17 KTM/Husqvarna with this much stronger aluminum replacement. Shock must be disassembled to install.
When a spring is initially compressed it's tendency is to twist, this piece lets that happen, resulting in smoother action. Can be used on top of the spring or in some cases on both ends.
Suspension Setup Tips