- Coil recon won't get full travel – must be the damper?
I’ve serviced my coil recons a couple of times, but now they will not go to full travel 130mm. They used to. The coil is a red spring and I am 13 stone, so I should be getting full travel I think. The forks are plush, and the rebound is set fairly slow, so I think I either have too much oil in the motion control damper or the wrong weight oil. But I was very careful to use the correct weight oil!
Anyone got any other theories before I get the 24mm socket out?Posted 4 years agodannyhMember
Cheers for the advice. I just pulled the damper out a couple of times, wiped down to remove a small amount of oil and reinstalled. I can now get about four inches of travel just bouncing on the fork in the garden. Should mean I will get full travel if I hit something really hard, so about right, then.
I did notice that the piece that opens and closes the aperture at the bottom of the damper (when the adjuster is turned) waggles a little bit independently of the adjuster. I have made sure it was fully open when it went back in. I have also not bothered to put the adjuster cap back on. I never lock the fork anyway, and don’t want to close the damper via the adjuster then not be able to reopen it fully without having to get the damper out.
I might see if motion control dampers can be bought separately.Posted 4 years ago
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