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Front fork adjuster keeps spinning, with no click noise....help

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So I just picked up a 2001 cr 250. When I checked it out the rear shock seemed a little wet,but not to bad. The front forks didnt have any oil on them but they did have these dust covers that slid over them. I took it out riding this past week and the front suspension is STIFF. Ive ridden a few different bikes that have way nicer suspension. I figured i just needed to adjust the forks. When I turn the clickers on top of the forks I dont get any clicking noise and dont really feel any resistance. And it just keep spinning it doesnt stop. When I tried to adjust the rebound on bottom the clickers would go maybe half a turn then freeze up and not turn at all. I am a noob when it comes to suspension.I figure something is wrong in the front forks I juts have no idea what. I plan on maybe tearing into them in the next week or so. Just thought id throw it out there to see if anyone has any ideas. Thanks.

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Sounds bad like they have bern forced, the top adjusters are not cheap

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My o6 yz 250 had the same issue with the compression adjusters on the forks, I had no idea the adjusters didn't work when I bought it. They can be fixed if you cant find used ones cheap. The rebound adjusters work fine on mine tho so I know nothing about fixing them.

I took the forks to a local dealer that has a suspension/machine shop, he made me new adjusters for 150 bucks, it took him a few hours to figure it out, I cant post pics of whats inside the adjuster but the new ones work, they take a allen key now and turn 2 turns from full hard to full soft. He milled out the stock adjuster, threaded the cap and made a new adjuster to screw into the cap. Heres a pic of the adjuster.

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Edited by biglake
forgot some useful info.

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