Afternoon gents, ok, changed my fork oil to 2.5 w oil.
I have a few stats and figures for those interested and a few observations.
Firstly the fork cap with pin fitting is easy to undo, they are not on tight which makes life easy to undo, tech tip is to loosen them off PRIOR removing from the triples.
I did battle with one fork protector fastener but I won.
We drained the majority of the oil through the compression damping adjuster (say 98%) and drained the balance when we tipped the stanchions upside down overnight to ensure full drainage.
Refilled each leg with exactly 480 mls of 2.5 w oil, I have adjusted the rebound damping up and thus far it has had taken a lot more turns in to achieve similar rebound to before which indicates the damping will be much more in my range, I have not touched the compression damping but first impressions are good.
I note at this stage I have not ridden it, will head out shortly when the wind settles down and prior the rain as we have a severe weather warning for 220 mm (8.80 inches) of rain tomorrow
So pics as follows, the Tardis looked like one of those start wars flying fighter
Spring Wire Diameter = 4.95 mm, supposed to be 095 nm sping
Spring free length = 270 mm
Top of spring outside diameter = 37.08 mm
Inside diameter of spring = 27.18 mm
2010 KTM 950 Super Enduro R
2004 Designa Yello DR650
I did ride (and race) bikes a lot before last year (working on a helth issues for now). I have a Rocky Mt TO set up for xc racing as well as a Specialized M2 hardtail. The Rocky is really sweet, weighs in at 22.5# with the race wheel set on it & climbs like a goat!! It's hard to ride the hardtail after getting off the boinger ;-)