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November 8th, 2016, 06:17 PM   #1
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KTM suspension swap compatibility?

Hey guys. Picking up my first Berg this weekend. It's a 2011 Fe570. I have several KTM Rfs bikes in Supermoto trim and I plan to swap the dirt suspension and wheel set up to my 525exc and the Smr suspension off my 525 onto the 570.
I know the forks and wheels are a direct swap. But will the triples from the KTM fit? Seems like im finding a few different answers in my searches. What about the rear shock? I'm hoping my 11-14 X-trig's and race suspension will swap right over and this will be my new track bike with minimal headaches and tuning. Thanks in advance for all help and advice.
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Hey guys. Picking up my first Berg this weekend. It's a 2011 Fe570. I have several KTM Rfs bikes in Supermoto trim and I plan to swap the dirt suspension and wheel set up to my 525exc and the Smr suspension off my 525 onto the 570.
I know the forks and wheels are a direct swap. But will the triples from the KTM fit? Seems like im finding a few different answers in my searches. What about the rear shock? I'm hoping my 11-14 X-trig's and race suspension will swap right over and this will be my new track bike with minimal headaches and tuning. Thanks in advance for all help and advice.
No go on the shock. The reservoir on a Husaberg mounts on the left and a KTM on the right.
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I'm interested to see if them triples fit though. I'd like to run a reduced offset triple clamp on mine (even though mines a pre 70deg model). Is the steering stem on the Xtrigs a press in or does it have a pinch bolt? You maybe be able to press them out and swap the stems if it's not a direct fit? I've done this between Kawasaki ZX7R to ZX10R clamps but not sure of the dimensions between the Bergs and KTM. Keep us posted. I'll be looking into it soon though myself.

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November 17th, 2016, 08:33 PM   #4
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Got the 11/14mm Xtrig's on the bike today. I'm gonna change it later but they are on there for now. The KTM stem on my x-trigs seems to be a few mm shorter than the Berg. So to be 100% right I would need a few mm longer stem. Or im probably going to machine the top triple clamp down a few mm to make up for the shorter stem. So the nut gets fully threaded on. Then if I want to put them back on my KTM then I can just add a spacer to the area that was machined down.
I still got 5.5 turns of thread on the steering head nut on to the stem. It torqued down fine. And I don't really see an issue with it how it is. But im going to do what I mentioned above just so I know it's right.
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