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PostSubject: Re: Reworking forks ...   Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:55 pm

Enough blah blah blah ... so how does it work?  Smile

I went out on a 20 minute test ride and hit every bump I could find.  Smile

I am super happy with the results!!

The jolt/jarring is dramatically reduced.  If you drive over a brick at 45 mph you'll still get a jolt, but normal-ish road imperfections don't have the harsh impact now.

In one turn there is a ~1 inch pavement ripple, just floated over that, no jolt, no wiggle, just absorbed it.  

And how much did this costs?
$6 usd - oil
$7.12 usd - shims

$13.12 total!!  

Well ... there were tools ... and the GRiSO stand.

But the fork specific tools:
$15 - ebay fork spring compressor thing
$20 - Motion Pro damping rod pull up thing (guys on youtube are using a zip tie)

I already had the impact wrench, and the vice soft jaws.  The $15 long allen wrench set, I'll call that generic tool.

So if I had paid a suspension shop $250-$350 for a suspension revalve, I would have been happy with these results.  

So ... what change did what?  I did 3 things ...
1. Different compression stack
2. Lighter weight oil
3. Less oil in the forks

I feel it is a combo of #2 & #1.  And the oil the left fork was super thick ... so #2 might be the biggest difference ... don't know.

But Round 1 was a major success!!  

Actually, not sure I need a Round II.   Will hopefully get some more rides in this week and test some more.
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PostSubject: Re: Reworking forks ...   Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:26 pm


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PostSubject: Re: Reworking forks ...   Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:48 pm

Winner indeed!
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PostSubject: Re: Reworking forks ...   Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:36 am


A good write up. Thumbs Up
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