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Offline DetourPhil

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Wtd; OE fork springs
on: October 27, 2013, 05:14:18 PM
A bit of a long shot....
Has anyone replaced the fork springs in their CR and have the originals surplus?
I'm in the UK.

Phil

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Re: Wtd; OE fork springs
Reply #1 on: October 28, 2013, 07:56:15 AM
Whats going on Phil? Did someone put hard ones in?

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Re: Wtd; OE fork springs
Reply #2 on: October 28, 2013, 09:18:43 AM
I'm really not sure, I still have a harsh ride at the front thats not like the other 3 CRs that I have ridden, or any other bike I've ridden for that matter.
Everything seems correct, all looks perfect inside the forks, tried lighter fork oil, sliders move freely when the spring is removed (not bent) everything else is perfect (steering/wheel bearings etc).
I'm at a loss as to what is causing the harsh ride....
Not sure if a PO fitted firmer springs so it is just a process of elimination..... :/

Phil
Last Edit: October 28, 2013, 09:20:20 AM by DetourPhil

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Re: Wtd; OE fork springs
Reply #3 on: October 28, 2013, 09:43:09 AM
what front tyre & pressure are you using?

or have we already been round this loop ...
Davy

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Re: Wtd; OE fork springs
Reply #4 on: October 28, 2013, 10:08:38 AM
*Originally Posted by crok [+]
what front tyre & pressure are you using?

or have we already been round this loop ...

Std pressures 33/36


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Re: Wtd; OE fork springs
Reply #5 on: October 28, 2013, 11:34:44 AM
I reckon the PO thing is it. ..like I said earlier. .mines fairly plush. Potholes and square edge bumps do resonate through cheapo steel bars a little...other than that smooooooth.

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Re: Wtd; OE fork springs
Reply #6 on: October 28, 2013, 12:11:46 PM
Yeah, I rode one back to back with mine then swapped back - we both agreed that mine feels crap in comparison to a 'normal'CR - I have no idea why as everything checks out perfect which only leaves the fork springs....

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Re: Wtd; OE fork springs
Reply #7 on: October 28, 2013, 07:20:47 PM
Maybe you accidently got a 'works' model bound for Paris-Dakar!

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Re: Wtd; OE fork springs
Reply #8 on: October 29, 2013, 08:42:19 AM
*Originally Posted by Jimbo675 [+]
Maybe you accidently got a 'works' model bound for Paris-Dakar!

It feels bad enough on road, wouldn't like to try it off road!

An update....
I have been intouch with the 2 previous owners. They didn't have a problem with ride quality, the bike hasn't been dropped, the fork springs are original.....

Phil

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Re: Wtd; OE fork springs
Reply #9 on: October 29, 2013, 10:12:16 AM
Loosen axle clamps....bounce forks a few times. Have some one sit on bike in vertical position so fork is compressed, not extended. Retighten. Might be some binding. Also triple check damping fluid level.

 



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