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January 24th, 2015, 01:56 AM   #11
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nice pictures!

just FWIW with preload generally if you need more than 6mm preload (spring free length minus installed length) you will benefit from changing to stiffer springs

I try to have about 3mm preload, zero is nicest but it takes some trickery to get the rebound to work properly for small bumps

the air gap depends on so many subjective variables its impossible to say where any one person will end up.
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January 24th, 2015, 12:56 PM   #12
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My preloads were also around 1mm different, didn't think it would matter enough to care about it.
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January 25th, 2015, 09:32 PM   #13
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I pulled the compression holder and cleaned it out with some kerosene and compressed air. Clicks nicely now.

Thanks for the tip on compressing the fork to get it in/out, I probably would have struggled with that for a while otherwise.

I'm not going to sweat the preload right now. It might not be optimal (I'm not even sure how big the guy who set it up was) but it's good enough for me and I can worry about that later.

Thanks for humouring me while I turned a 2 hour oil change into a several day suspension lesson!

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