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Just put some of the correct rate fork springs in a 2018 250 tip, for a friend, the compression leg appeared to have no discernible compression damping at all when I received them. 40 hours from new. Thought I would find no oil in it, but got about the right amount out. New oil in , damper rod did bugger all. Rush job so no time to look at shim stack. Guessing that a shim has bent ?

Will investigate further when time and availability permits, anyone any experience of this , xplor 48 forks with separate rebound and compression legs, standard not 6 days.
 

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It’s how they are. It’s the funny 1950s fixed orifice piston. It’ll allow flow through it at low speeds but restricts movement at high speed. It’s utterly brilliant if this is a feel you like. Completely the other way if not.
 
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Surely oil should be pumped up into the adjuster at the top of the fork ? I get it is high speed damping but no matter how quickly I moved the damper rod nothing at all !
 

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You won’t be able to move it fast enough and with enough weight behind it. Anyone who’s done an oil change on them comes across this. It doesn’t work like a normal for. The shim stack will be for another region of damping not the bit you are looking at by moving the rod.
 
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Pindie is right, there's no damping by hand.....
 
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