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Offline bluesman

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Soggy forks after last 15000 with no service
« on: May 16, 2018, 05:47:45 PM »
Hey Tigerers :)

Has anyone had case of not servicing firks for about 15000 and forks got real soggy. I know, i know. I usually do not abandon bike like that. But between work amd trips I had zero time to take forks apart, clean and change oil.
I just do not recall same level of degradation on other bikes I worked on.
12 tiger xc, about 40 000 on the clock. Miles.
I drives me nuts - bike stable high speed and in wider twisties but hit hairpin - and drops into corner as it has knees. You really feel forks going soggy ad bike just drops into leaning too fast and too deep. And takes time to go back to vertical.
Seals ok, bushings too. Before I panick and shell out for maxton cartridges I just want to see if I can get stock performance back and its really oil gone thin. Or springs saggin fast on Tigers. Or cartridges wear out. It worked 100% for me stock before it got soggy.

Offline Bladerunner99

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Re: Soggy forks after last 15000 with no service
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2018, 05:15:18 AM »
Check headrace bearings first, they could be too loose!
Ride to work. Work to ride

Offline bluesman

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Re: Soggy forks after last 15000 with no service
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2018, 09:38:55 AM »
Bearings ok, sliders in forks ok. Will measure springs tomorrow. The oil definitely not ok - too thin. Will rebuild forks on monday, fingers crossed.

 


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