SuprHtr at columbus.rr.com
Thu Feb 28 04:11:45 PST 2008
Lighter oil will make for a plush ride, but you may pogo some or wallow in
fast corners. Heavier fork will, subjectively, be similar to stiffer
springs, with a more harsh but generally better controlled ride. All things
can be overdone, so some experimentation with maybe one moderate change at a
time is advised. Also note that Charles is running his "12.5" weight oil in
forks with Racetech cartridge emulators.
I installed the cartridge emulators, 10 weight oil, and 1.0 kg/mm springs
ALL AT ONCE and the change was too drastic. At the time I weighed about 175
and it beat ther crap out of me on highway expansion joints. I was on the
verge of going back to the stock springs and playing with preload when I met
my wife and started doing mostly 2-up riding. I jacked the rear preload up
to max and the bike is now perfect for riding 2-up on twisty backroads. If
I ride alone, it still rattles my bones.
Paul in Ohio
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jonathon Jay" <annihilator1100 at hotmail.com>
To: "Paul Landry" <p_landry at telus.net>; <gpzlist at micapeak.com>
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 11:23 PM
Subject: RE: fork oil
Now I'm completely tortured. You say:
"> Yes, thicker oil takes longer to move through the internal passageways
of> the forks, slowing down the compression and rebound, making things>
Let's assume I go the opposite route.
So if I go with a lighter oil, it speeds up compression and rebound, but
makes the bike "looser"?
I want fast response and don't care as much about cushioning.Regards-
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