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Help me make my fork work

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by pnj, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. pnj

    pnj Turbo Monkey till the fat lady sings

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    Long time bmx guy, suspension messes with me really bad.

    I have a brand new Fox Float something. 5.5 inches of travel (or six, not sure but more than 4)


    I weigh 150 pounds. I have the air pressure set for a 200 pound person, based on this chart.
    http://www.foxracingshox.com/fox_te...als/07/eng/oe_custom_products/float_120rl.htm

    If the fork is 5.5 inches, I go through about 3-4 inches just going over a basic jump. going UP the lip, not landing.

    What I want is the fork to feel stiffer. or something. I don't know, but for the cost of this thing I should be able to get it exactly how I want it, no?

    Not stoked on this fork at all. lil' help?
     
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  2. Da Peach

    Da Peach Outwitted by a rodent

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    Add moar airs?
     
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  3. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

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    It would help to know what model you have.
    What you described sounds like the fork is diving. IF you have a low speed compression adjustment (ie: Float RC or RLC) you should add enough damping to offset the dive you feel.

    If you have the actual fork in the link you posted, the lockout threshold will act in a similar manner. Close the lockout, and dial in/out the threshold to add the amount of 'firmness' you like.
     
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  4. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    So basically what you're asking, is for one of us to read that for you, then tell you what do ?
     
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  5. pnj

    pnj Turbo Monkey till the fat lady sings

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    I don't think I have that exact fork (from the chart listed). My bike is not near me but I know it's 5.5 or bigger.

    I just find it weird that I have it set for a fat guy, air wise, and it still seems crazy soft.

    I can adjust the lock out so that it 'just about' locks out but still isn't fully locked. I don't want to break this damn expensive thing because I set some adjustment wrong.
     
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  6. CrabJoe StretchPants

    CrabJoe StretchPants Reincarnated Crab Walking Head Spinning Bruce Dick

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    All these pnj "help me" threads are getting annoying. Figure sh1t out on your own, noob.


    ;)
     
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  7. GiantRider

    GiantRider Monkey

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    It might need moar shimz.
     
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    X3pilot Texans fan - LOL

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