Enough blah blah blah ... so how does it work?
I went out on a 20 minute test ride and hit every bump I could find.
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
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.