Safe cracker: A zip-tie will keep
KTM’s plastic clip from sliding down
the wire retainer.
THE CLIP SLIPS
The plastic clip on my 2014
KTM’s air filter retainer keeps
slipping down. This loosens the
tension on the filter. Is there a
Yes. Simply wrap a zip-tie
around the middle of the plastic
clip so that it cannot slip. o
Link: Linkage pull rods have loose
needle bearings, not bushings.
GET YOUR BEARINGS
How do I install a longer KTM
450SXF shock linkage? I read that
KTM doesn’t use roller bearings in
their bikes, but instead they use
bushings. Will these fit in an
aftermarket shock linkage?
You are confused. The stock
KTM link uses the same loose needle bearings as longer
aftermarket shock linkages. KTM’s
big-end and top-end bearings are
plain bearings, but the shock
linkage uses uncaged needles.