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bugsinteeth

1ton, if I really HAMMER the brakes, I have about 1 inch of travel left.....that's about what I want so I think the travel is about right......reason I'm changing the oil is that I'm not happy with the Spectro...I think it's too temp sensitive....I have some Redline Yellow coming,  and according to the oil chart,

http://mahonkin.com/~milktree/motorcycle/fork-oil.html

the redline is a bunch better, and just about 1.5 heavier to begin with.....which shouldn't change the compression damping much, but it should impact the rebound after it warms up  more....  (I hope anyhow)....we'll see next week...I'll keep ya

posted....I also weigh 235 with gear so that may impact your thinkin' a bit if you're significantly lighter....

EDITED TO ADD :

I did quite a ride today 60 miles or so, and the front IS some better  ...  I'm thinkin' the oil will fix it...

if it doesn't  I'll call Tod and have him send me a shim to add to the stack....

you might wait on the cartridges til I get this sorted...I think it's agonna work....

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41 minutes ago, bugsinteeth said:

1ton, if I really HAMMER the brakes, I have about 1 inch of travel left.....that's about what I want so I think the travel is about right......reason I'm changing the oil is that I'm not happy with the Spectro...I think it's too temp sensitive....I have some Redline Yellow coming,  and according to the oil chart,

http://mahonkin.com/~milktree/motorcycle/fork-oil.html

the redline is a bunch better, and just about 1.5 heavier to begin with.....which shouldn't change the compression damping much, but it should impact the rebound after it warms up  more....  (I hope anyhow)....we'll see next week...I'll keep ya

posted....I also weigh 235 with gear so that may impact your thinkin' a bit if you're significantly lighter....

EDITED TO ADD :

I did quite a ride today 60 miles or so, and the front IS some better  ...  I'm thinkin' the oil will fix it...

if it doesn't  I'll call Tod and have him send me a shim to add to the stack....

you might wait on the cartridges til I get this sorted...I think it's agonna work....

Thanks for the update and what your doing makes sense to me. I am about 35lbs lighter so yea. 
Did you ride again before installing your shock? Shock is a game changer for sure. 
I am holding off on cartridges as I really want this set up to be really good without the added expense. My riding season is coming to an abrupt halt soon anyway so not rushing into anything. 
Thanks for keeping me posted. I am really interested in how the new oil is going to impact everything. 🤞

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