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36 Float R model dropped to 140 travel. Post-service I need to drop the forks a good 20psi below my usual for my weight (220lbs) as at the recommended psi the forks react very stifly on the trail. Low psi equals VERY linear travel of course.

Never had an issue of course with the damping and lack of compression control- loved it coming from a lyrik previously however now the forks behave like they really need compression!

Other points to note; all air out the forks fully compress and these are the 09 open bath forks.

Ps. Could it be damper rod is bawked? The rebound control works though.
 

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bad mechanic said:
Did you drain the oil from the damper during the rebuild?

How much oil did you add to the air chamber? Did you drain it first?
Further info: before I sent the forks off I attempted just a travel change but in a rush (night before the ride) I opened up and emptied the damper leg- overfilled and rode. Then decided to get a professional to sort.

They fully serviced- replaced seals (wiper etc) and replaced the damper oil with the correct weight (I hope) etc.

One thing I did notice after I received the forks back was around the top of the left leg was some blue oil that had weeped out around the large bolt (not sure of its correct name).
 

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2009's (pre-FIT). Not sure if they are OEM's.

Another issue when tight turning the forks can suddenly become very linear and 'spike' suddenly leading to a quick re-positioning on the bike to save a fall forward/front/downwards!

They weren't like this before. I don't know if this is a figment of my imagination as the forks are quite basic internally aren't they? Maybe I'm just imagining stuff when really its my lack of rider-talent :cool:
 

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Back from the service centre:


I re-built them using 7.5wt oil rather than the stock 10wt. This will make the forks feel plusher on compression without compromising rebound damping range.

(I think he felt this would help with 'compression' as he couldnt find anything at fault in the previous service etc).
 
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