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I have an 08 kx450f and feel the forks are killing me in the braking bumps.

I am 215lbs and went with .48 fronts and 5.6 rear.

I am at 14 out on comp and still feels harsh.

I have 5 wt in there now and was wondering if going to 2.5 wieght on the inner chamber will work.

I figure it will flow through the shims faster.

Does this sound logical?

And yes,I am saving up for a revalve.

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I have an 08 kx450f and feel the forks are killing me in the braking bumps.

I am 215lbs and went with .48 fronts and 5.6 rear.

I am at 14 out on comp and still feels harsh.

I have 5 wt in there now and was wondering if going to 2.5 wieght on the inner chamber will work.

I figure it will flow through the shims faster.

Does this sound logical?

And yes,I am saving up for a revalve.

I dont think the 2.5W would be worth the hassle. You might want to try lowering your oil level. Also put your rebound as light as you can stand it to prevent packing. Try adding some compression, I know it sounds crazy, but when you are running stiff springs like that. A light compression setting allows the forks to run into the stiff part of the stroke and get harsh quick.

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I have an 08 kx450f and feel the forks are killing me in the braking bumps.

will 2.5 wt make forks plusher?

lighter suspesion fluid will not make it plusher

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what are your sag numbers on the rear?

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lighter suspesion fluid will not make it plusher

Really? I have no explanantion why, but I assumed :busted: a lighter fluid would flow quicker and therefore help the suspension move a little easier...

If you could put me right I would appreciate the info.

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Really? I have no explanantion why, but I assumed :thumbsup: a lighter fluid would flow quicker and therefore help the suspension move a little easier...

Your suspension is deliberately designed to be less sensitive to oil viscosity so that its performance will be more consistent.

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?p=6475579#post6475579

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I assumed a lighter fluid would flow quicker and therefore help the suspension move a little easier...

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But would it move easier when and where you want it?

IMO, oil weight can not compensate for overly stiff valving. In ctg forks, we use a good oil and just stick with it.

Not sure what oil you are using, but if you have both a 5 wt and 2.5wt, you should try both and let us know what happens.

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I actually am getting a revalve within the next couple weeks.

I was just curious to try it because its so easy to change the oil.

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Your suspension is deliberately designed to be less sensitive to oil viscosity so that its performance will be more consistent.

But would it move easier when and where you want it?

IMO, oil weight can not compensate for overly stiff valving. In ctg forks, we use a good oil and just stick with it.

Well look at that! - in my case a little information was a dangerous thing! Thank you for puttin gme right gentlemen!

You gotta love TT :thumbsup:

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lighter suspesion fluid will not make it plusher

I never quite got the full jest of the whole thing. I'm not a petroleum engineer and fluid dynamics wasn't my strong point in college, but there appears to be a strong argument supporting the idea " ultra light " fluids make forks feel more harsh.

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