Help on setting up too soft stock forks.
Posted April 12, 2003 - 02:06 PM
Posted April 12, 2003 - 04:46 PM
I am 6' and 185lbs and they actually recommended SOFTER fork springs and a stiffer rear spring. I am doing the rear spring stiffer, but I am going to wait until I can get everything revalved with Gold Valves before I consider different front springs.
Posted April 13, 2003 - 01:01 AM
W/ the heavier springs, you can lower your oil height for plushness, but still have bottoming resistance.
I weigh 172 (I told FC 165), ride mild MX stuff (told them casual trail riding). >> I want plushness for these eastern conditions >> rocks/roots.
Pro Action did my first re-valve ($350.00!!!!!!) and the forks were brutally stiff off the top. They were so stiff, I could not ride Moab one day due to the swelling in my forearms. The sheathing that surrounds the tendons swelled after being beaten to a pulp by the SOLID ROCK rippling in the slickrock of Moab.
I DO KNOW Pro Action has done good work, but w/ them being in PA, and me in NH, the R&D is just too pricey for me to ship my forks back and forth, that and the down time of my Thumper is unacceptible.
Go local if you can for re-valves/any suspension work.
Posted April 13, 2003 - 05:22 PM
Posted April 14, 2003 - 03:26 AM
Fork: I put in Factory Connection (800-221-7560) FC .49 kg Oil Ht.= 4.8" Bottomed too much, Oil level = 3.15" worked OK for me. Rebound= 8 clicks out, Compression 13 clicks out.
FC 5.8 kg Set spring 10.375" preload. (Do not exceed .6" preload!) Rebound = 7 clicks out, Low compression 6 clicks out, High compression 1-1/8 turns out.