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Old 01-21-2010, 01:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Fork Stiction.

I noticed that my forks seems to not compress when i move it from sitting on its side stand to upright. It will compress once i put a little bit of pressure on it and it will slide down normally. When I grab the brakes and pull the front end up, it settles down fine. Also when I grab the brakes and push down on the front end, the suspension moves back up into position fine also. It only seems to stick when I move it from sitting on the side stand to upright. Is this normal?
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Old 01-21-2010, 05:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I just checked mine and it definity drops, probably1/2-3/8".
of course temperture may have an affect on oil viscosity and I'm guessing its a bit warmer here, at 9am its 86 f soon to be 110 f.
Could loosen the fork axle clamp and bounce the forks a few times before tightening the clamp again to make sure the forks are aligned properly.

Just thought,mines not standard suspension though,I've got he straight weight springs for my 210lbs and emulators, but for the stiction your getting I doubt my setup would make much difference.

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Old 01-21-2010, 07:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Seems normal to me

Nearly every bike I have owned
does what your talking about...
I've only had 40 or so bikes...
but it seems normal.
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