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I just recently had my Honda Cr250f suspension rebuilt, re valved, and re sprung by race tech. Before a rode the bike if you pushed the forks down they were stiff but made noises and would kind of stick. As i rode the bike they seemed to break in. They are super plush now but when I get off the bike and push them in the still stick a little. Any advice. thank you

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Make sure that your R/S fork isn't bound up like this......

One of the most common fork problems I see is bound up forks due to improper installation of the front wheel. Its very easy to avoid this problem by taking these easy steps...

1.) Install both forks and set fork height using calipers or a ruler. It is important that fork height be exactly the same for both sides. Tighten pinch bolts to the proper specs (Top: 18 Ft-Lbs | Lower: 15 Ft-Lbs).

2.) Install the axle and tighten the axle nut to proper spec (75 Ft-Lbs). If the axle turns while tightening, tighten one right side axle pinch bolt to hold axle in place.

3.) Tighten both left side axle pinch bolts to spec (17 Ft-Lbs).

4.) With the left side axle pinch bolts and axle nut tightened, loosen the right side axle pinch bolts. Take a small flathead screwdriver and carefully tap it into the slot between the two right side axle pinch bolts. This will enlarge the axle hole. You will then be able to grab the bottom of the right side fork tube and push it in and pull it out freely. The fork will settle naturally into position on the axle without binding.

5.) Remove the screwdriver and tighten the right side axle pinch bolts to spec (17 Ft-Lbs).

If you're wondering if your forks are currently bound up, put your bike on a stand and start this procedure at Step 4.

Bound forks are a leading cause of premature bushing wear, air build-up, and fork harshness. All of which can be avoided by following these easy steps.

Worn bushings will also make them stick.

doc

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