Posted February 13, 2015 - 06:23 PM
Posted February 13, 2015 - 07:35 PM
The top adjuster that you were turning is the rebound adjuster. I don't quite remember the total click count for compression and rebound on those, but a good place to start and adjust from is the middle of the range.
Tighten each adjuster, compression and rebound, left and right, until it's lightly seated. Then turn each out (left) carefully, counting each click - it'll most likely be around 22 +/- a couple clicks - until they lightly stop. Now turn them back in half that total number of clicks and you'll be in the middle of the adjustment range.
Go ride/do your thing, and see how it feels. If it bottoms out a lot, you need to turn the compression adjusters (the bottom ones) in. Go two clicks at a time on each side, go ride, and fine tune from there.
You're eventually going to want to have the correct springs for your weight if you don't already so the forks work like they should, but this will at least get you started with some basic suspension tuning. Try all sorts of different adjustments, keeping track of everything, until you find a setting that works best for your riding. It'll take some patience, but will pay off...even with those forks, which are generally regarded as not very good in stock form. Something as simple as Race Tech Gold Valves will do wonders for those forks as you progress.
Posted February 13, 2015 - 07:48 PM