Author Topic: Fork oil to use with Sonic 1.2kg springs  (Read 2709 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline connie_rider

  • "OtP" {retired/assistant} Slave Labor
  • I Need a Life
  • ******
  • Posts: 9981
  • Help us make "OtP" possible! "AGAIN"
  • AREA: South Central Area
  • COG#: 4154
  • Membership Level: Asst. Area Director
Re: Fork oil to use with Sonic 1.2kg springs
« Reply #25 on: December 25, 2018, 07:56:42 pm »
Thanks Mike. My assumption was the greater force of the stronger spring,,, {pushing the shock back up}, took higher weight oil to control that movement??

Sad to say but I'm just learning about Damping.   :-[
After all these years of riding, I thought I knew how to set the damping/sag...
Recent reading/study and experiments with my C-10- have been enlightening.
ie; Boy was I dumb..

For one, after a shock install, I set the sag on the rear and thought it better.
Last week I checked the rebound, and it was way off. {too much damping}
It was very slow to move up.

Took 1 full turn open to get it close to right, and I realize I'm only close.
{NOTE: My C-10 has a C-14 shock and Norm's Lowering Rocker}

Currently installing an Emulator in the forks after cutting 4" out of a Progressive {brand} spring.
With that mod, decent Sag settings are now possible.
Will find out if I'm close to the correct damping settings, after the holidays.

I have no idea what I'm doing, but I'm having fun trying...

Ride safe, Ted

PS: I still have no aftermarket suspension for the C-14. {Remember, I'm poor}.
      After I play more with the C-10,  I'll see if I can get any improvement on the C-14 from doing adjustments.

« Last Edit: December 27, 2018, 02:10:52 pm by connie_rider »
14 Connie (Traveler II) / 03 Connie (Buddy)
Gone but not forgotten; 87 and 00 Connies..

If your not already a COGger, "consider becoming one".
Help us make "OtP" possible again!!

Offline Lee

  • Road Bike
  • ***
  • Posts: 339
  • AREA: South Central Area
  • COG#: 12558
  • Membership Level: Active
Re: Fork oil to use with Sonic 1.2kg springs
« Reply #26 on: January 30, 2019, 09:16:59 pm »
Luv these exchanges! Thanks to all on COG site. Experimenting myself with a C10. Every time I turn around am getting little pieces of the suspension puzzle. Wealth of info here. In both past and present posts.

Have a request to all who post their preferred suspension settings if I may? Please if you would always post your weight and whether you ride leisurely or aggressive. It gives the rest of us a reference in comparison of our settings. If you weigh 150 lbs and I am at 290, we will not use the same settings beyond an adjusted sag spec would think.