Fork Oil Height setting
Posted April 30, 2007 - 02:10 PM
Posted April 30, 2007 - 03:49 PM
Hey guys, im 250 pounds and just installed some new .50 ( i think or .49) front springs and I have some 7 weight fork oil, I have the springs out, forks compressed and all bled, what is a good starting point for me to set the oil level at? I called Mx-tech and they said they would return my call with the info and they never did, what do you guys suggest??
As a heavier rider, I have always used the top of the range - (highest oil level) - recommended in the manual but I typically run 5wt.
Posted May 01, 2007 - 05:26 AM
Posted May 01, 2007 - 08:24 AM
Setting the springs up to your weight is the first thing you should do, before playing around with oil heights, clicker settings etc. Riding off road there are so many differant types of terrain you probably wont even feel the differance if a rebound or a compression setting is out by a click, but you will feel the bike bottoming out on a jump or diving on you when braking because the springs are the wrong size.
Posted May 01, 2007 - 04:03 PM
Posted May 01, 2007 - 04:27 PM