Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Whitstable, Kent, UK
I've sorted it. A previous owner had reassembled the fork internals wrong (with the valve housing in the wrong place...), the mechanic replicated it, but left the valve housing out entirely to get the length right! Clymer to the rescue.
BTW For the motorworks springs, which are ground flat at the ends, you chuck out the oem spring end caps AND the nylon spacer. These end caps, which have a sort of thread on them, are required for the oem springs (which aren't ground flat) to give them flat ends, but obviously a flat-ended spring won't sit right on them.
Now all is in order, clunkiness completely gone, progressive springs a definite improvement. More springy, osscilation greatly reduced and moved higher up the mph range. Feels like a bike, rather than just a collection of parts...
Last edited by Dayglo; Sep 10th, 2010 at 3:31 am.