inevitable clank at the end of the stroke—sweet stuff
when mixed with the proper spring rate and valving on
the rear shock. Hook-up was improved in tricky situations
at both the front and rear wheels.
We like what Dick did. We like that Dick’s KTM and
Husqvarna knowledge didn’t start three years ago when
the bikes became popular. We especially like that Dick
Wilk’s 2016 Husqvarna FC450 project bike is a no-fluff
deal. Dick fixed the forks, re-valved the shock and only
made mods to the engine that made a difference. We
didn’t need more than that. To learn more about Dicks
Racing, go to www.dicksracing.com or call (916) 705-3193.
For MX1 Suspension, go to www.mx1suspension.com
or call (916) 741-8767. ❏
MX1 Suspension changed the plastic clickers to anodized
aluminum and added an STR air bleeder valve.
Dick Wilk at Dicks Racing sent the shock to MX1 Suspension
where Dick Wilk revalved it and sent it back to Dick Wilk. WP’s 4CS forks have potential, but they need help on bottom-
ing and when hitting consecutive bumps at high speed.
The Quad Flow throttle body winglet and FMF exhaust
system made the power delivery amazingly manageable.
You have to get air in to get horsepower out of the 2016
Husky FC450. Dicks Racing used Twin Air vents.