Questions abound here. I tried installing new fork springs today and dumping the fluid. The new springs are RaceTech straight rate, I think .95kg. (Got them from Sasquatch when he rebuilt my shock.) The replaced spring is some kind of progressive spring - from the pics it doesn't look stock, at any rate. New fork oil is 10wt, set at 135mm from the top of the fully compressed fork. I weigh about 220 today as I sit here on my couch. (Pounds, not kilos. Sheesh.)
What I can't figure is this. I can only get about 20mm dynamic sag (as in with me sitting on the bike dyamic.) Adjusting the preload changes it some, but the smallest I can get (preload all the way in) is about 15mm. I've tried two sizes of preload spacers, the second ones about 20mm larger than the first and a bitch to install, with no change in sag. :headbang:
Also, the bike seemingly experiences more fork dive now than it did with the progressive springs.
One thread on VSRI indicates I should be trying to get static sag of at least 40mm. I know it's all different with different bikes, but still. Half of that number doesn't seem right, and neither does the softness.
Any help out there? Am I just worrying about nothing here? :headbang: