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Old 29-01-2015
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2012 350 XC-F vs 2015 300EXC (TE300) Fork swap

Hi Guys - looking for a little help.

Just purchased a 2015 Husq TE 300 fitted with the 4CS forks.
Replacing a 2012 KTM 350 XC-F with re sprung and revalved CC forks - they work well.
Numerous people have suggested i'm better to retain the XCF forks and fit to the new bike as they are better performing than the 4CS forks?

What are your thoughts?

Also, what is the situation with the axles, I think the new axle will be a different size - what is involved in fitting the new wheel and axle to the old forks, should I want to go this way? Is it as simple as retaining the old spacers?

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probably find the 350 forks would be valved heavier than if they were to suit a 300.
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Old 30-01-2015
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I think you would either need to swap the axle lugs over or swap the cartridges. So you either end up with the new model lugs on your old forks or your CC cartridges in your new forks and vice versa (the outer tubes are the same) FWIW if I was in your position, that is what I would be doing. A mate of mine spent money on his 4CS and is now getting CC cartridges put in....

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The "15 Husky TE" still has the older axle, ie just like your 2012 XCF. Only the 15 model TC's and FC's get the new axle design, like the 15 model ktm SX/SXF's.
So the forks off your XCF will fit straight on, with either wheel. Just keep in mind they are a bit longer than the 4CS forks your replacing so you will need to run them through the fork clamps a bit further.
I would just bolt them in, as is, and try them on the TE and see if you like them.
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Awesome- sounds straightforward. Will take a look. Thanks for your help!
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Slotted straight in - no dramas - thanks guys!
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I've tried both 4CS and CC's on my XCF's and found the following:
-CC's are plusher and handle big hits better.
-4CS are better when you go from flat out gas to full brakes, they don't dive as much as the CC's so they give you confidence to hold the gas on longer and brake harder. Eaisier to grab a hand-full at speed and back it in with the 4CS.

Most XC-F riders that I know prefer the CC's in general but IMHO (which is not shared by many) the 4CS are better on a grass-track or on fire trails.

Just something to think about when you are comparing the 2.

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Owen are you referring to 4CS with standard XC-F settings or (Chads I assume) revalved ?
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