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Anyone have any tricks, tips for making a CB fork functional? My current set-up is WAY too stiff. Switching to a lighter oil tomorrow, any other info or tips would be great.

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Do you mean a too stiff spring or too much compression damping? Or a combination of both?

What is your sag with you on the bike?

If it's less than 1/4 of your total travel or 1" or so, the spring rate is probably too high.

You could try a CB400F spring. Also, CB750f springs are softer than K springs, in my experience.

Or call racetech or wp and order one to your specs for $120 shipped or so.

If your sag is about right, then you probably have an issue with compression damping.

In that case, start drilling the compression (lower) holes in the damping rod. Just go gonzo and drill them out to .250 each if you're handy with a brazing rod to fill them back in if you go too far. You don't have to do both forks the same, btw.

OR, if you've got lots of cash, get a Racetech valve and forget it.
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