My front forks are quite soft. Is there any way to make them stiffer? There is probably a post or someone who has the knowledge on this topic. I believe that I have read about putting heavier weight oil in them. If so, what weight and how much? Heavier springs? Please give me some insight into this. Thanks.
I know it's not exactly an easy answer, but that link will take you into the accumulated knowledge of this board
Often an answer can lead to another question, so it's easier to introduce you to the whole thing at once. Pick your way through that lot, then, if you have any remaining questions just shout, and we'll take it from there ....
Sure, I will do that. I am sure there is more than enough info, probably an overwhelming amount. Thanks again.
As you can see GNolan you are not the first to wish for better fork performance. Your weight and how hard you attack your riding terrain help determine just how much change to make for satisfaction. For the average member here often simply adding sufficient 10w or ATF to pump oil rather than air through the fork orifices suffices.
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Make sure the oil level is about 125mm to 130mm before you spend any "big" money and that might solve your problem.
When I checked mine it was at 157mm and would bottom out on the smallest of bumps. Now with the oil level at 130mm I really have to try to get them to bottom out and then it just barely does it.
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All Balls seems to have fork conversion bearings. There is a conversion table to fill out. This may be worth checking into for anyone interested in fork swaps. Has anyone looked into this before?
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