Suspension – Where Next?

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ATF contribution to the project could be short-lived

So far, I’ve changed the rear shock and replaced the fork oil with ATF. Forks now feel very smooth and easy to jog up and down at standstill and I’d say there’s some improvement riding over chattery surfaces but there’s still a lot left to be desired.

Manoeuvring and rolling off curbs, it’s going Shakin Stevens again which says underdamping somewhere. The new rear had gone soggy giving me instant concerns that we’ve shot another shock but no, there’s no fluid loss and another quarter arc of damping made it firm again. I’m thinking the new shock just needed running in.

If we’re still Shakin, I’m thinking the fork oil (ATF) is too light. After reading this
http://www.deleveld.dds.nl/forkoil.htm
I fancy trying some motor oil.

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