I disagree, KTM dealers are struggling big-time to get stock of new off road bike and I know that for a fact, straight from the horses mouth.I don’t think it’s your XC, dealers don’t want to take bikes in as nothing is moving on the car/ bike front. The market is dead & dealers don’t want more used stock.
Are you supposed to bleed the fork legs on the XC bikes? On the EXC you do this when the fork action becomes harshForks are very harsh, the dealer I bought it from told me to covert it to a spring fork after 2 hours of riding, couldn’t have mentioned that before I bought it
Also I play around with MTB air forks a lot and an MTBers trick to make the spring rate more progressive is to add a few ml of fork oil to the air chamber to decrease its overall volume (i.e the spring rate ramps up quicker under compression). Sounds like this is what's happening so it may be too much fluid has been added at the factory (you need a little bit to lubricate the air seals). Have you taken them apart yet?I weigh about 85 kg with riding gear, the fork is good in the first 1/4 to 1/3 of the stroke, then becomes rock hard. Tried removing a bit of air, but this just dropped the fork in to the harsh zone straight away. If you watch stuff on Utube you would think they are the best forks in the world 😂.