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Offline Mo

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Sagging forks.
« on: June 07, 2010, 02:29:00 pm »
It appears the front forks on my 2005 C-10 are sagging a little too much. They are also a little bouncy. I'm not sure about this but it appears so.  I know they are much softer than those on the C-14.  How do I correct this?  Change the oil? change the springs? Any suggestions?  I've already set the spring pre-load to the tightest setting.  Thanks...............Mo  
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Sagging forks.
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2010, 06:56:00 pm »
This is a common complaint. You need new stiffer springs, 15 wt oil at the minimum. There are other upgrades (cartridge emulators) but not required. Sonic makes good springs in 3 different stiffness settings.Also progressive sells springs for the concours. Increasing the preload will not make up for under sprung forks. This only changes sag or ride height. Good luck, Mark  
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Sagging forks.
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2010, 12:48:00 pm »
I run 15wt and progressive springs.  I have not been unhappy with that over all.  So much depends on your load and riding style it may not be good enough for you.  Photos[/url]
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