Fork Spring spacers on top or bottom?
Posted August 01, 2012 - 09:15 PM
Posted August 02, 2012 - 02:36 AM
I don't think changing the oil height from 132mm to 110mm is too much. The stock forks need help, as you've figured out!!! Good luck!
Posted August 02, 2012 - 10:44 PM
Posted August 03, 2012 - 03:38 AM
Posted August 03, 2012 - 03:50 AM
this results in a higher oil level,
I run 90mm oil level in my 08 forks, measured using the race tech method way (as well as gold valves)
The stock forks are crap - my stock springs measured .41kg/mm where they should have been .46 (as per the stock spring rate in the WSM), so no wonder they felt soft
Get the gold valve as well, coz the stock compression damping set up in the 07-11 fork is awful (its not a proper shim stack, its 4 washers held against the valve by a big spring, and the spring looses tension resulting in no comrpession damping)
The gold valve kit converts it into a proper shim stack type set up which is easliy tuneable for more or less low and high speed compression damping (they supply all the parts including extra shims) - well worth the money