Jump to content

honda crf 250l Fork Question

Recommended Posts

Hello, 

I have a 2014 Honda crf 250 l, I was putting on a new front tire and the bike fell off the jack :(. So after getting the bike up in the air again I was checking everything out and the brake side front fork is super stiff. Comparing this to the clutch side, it goes up with very little effort. there was no oil on the forks and everything looks straight. 

I was wondering if this is normal or is something wrong. 

Thank you.  

Edited by vbomp

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

thank you for the information, that just seems off to me to be set up that way.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, vbomp said:

thank you for the information, that just seems off to me to be set up that way.

 

Quite a few bikes only have one fork spring.  If you do the Racetech fork mods they include a spring which gets added to the other fork tube.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

and does adding an extra spring make that much on an improvement? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, vbomp said:

and does adding an extra spring make that much on an improvement? 

The spring helps but the big improvement cones with the Gold valves and the reshimming/revalving that gets done along with them.  Add their rear shock and it will totally the bikes suspension.

There is tons of info about this in this forum.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

typically separate function forks allow more adjustments, larger valve cartridges(especially if separate compression/rebound on each side), and often easier adjustment with an air pre-load chamber on one side.  This bike doesn't really have any of that, so it's probably just because it's cheaper and easier to produce.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Reply with:


×