Springs came in today, so I started the front fork work.
Revalving your forks takes patience, common sense and a clean environment.
I made a spanner tool out of a wrench same diameter as the seal head of the cartridge. Cut notches in it.
Here's a few pics.
I'm using Ohlins Compression and rebound valve kit for my stock forks and Racetech .95kg springs, stock was 1.0kg, too stiff for my weight.
Here's an idea of how intracate the stock valving stack is, this is the rebound stack from inside the cartridge taken off
Rebound valve post minus shims, you have to grind the peened end off the remove the nut.
Then screw nut back on and taper grind the end then unscrew nut, so the new nut goes on easily with loctite.
This is the new stack, its on a plastic rod that you put the point into the end of your valve and simply slide all the shims on directly. (dont drop shims!)
This is how you know you're staying busy, crap everywhere lol
You also drill two 4mm holes on the seal head where the bottom out piston pushes in, this eliminates the loss of almost an inch of travel, helps utilize your full suspension, you can see the piston that travels into the seal head.
The compression valve is located on the side or your lower fork leg, it's unscrewed and stack replaced just like the rebound. Rebound is internal and compression is external so to speak.
My stock springs are 1/2 inch shorter than the racetechs. Im going to cut my top spring spacers to even the difference.
This kit recommends Ohlins oil by part number, but it's a 7.5wt oil, so I just ordered PJ1 7.5wt.
Hopefully I'll have this back together tonight and install rear shock tomorrow.
I'll have it serviced at the end of this season. Seller says shock has 2k miles on it.
I just posted this for the guys who havent seen any of this before.