2004 888R Lack of compression adjust?
I have a 2004 888R and the compression knob does not seem to do a whole lot. I read the GoRide article and Marz used to make a sleeve to go around it that fixed some of the problems but I doubt I could find that piece. I would lust like some level of adjustment with the knob, anybody care to shed some light?
Is it low speed/initial stroke compression you want, or are you are looking for or end stroke?
The adjustment on those forks is subtle until you are at the extremes of the adjustment range, but it does do something-just maybe not enough for your preferences. That sleeve/shim mod is a fix, but it seemd to get talked about more often than it was actually put to use.
Are your running the stock oil volumes and weights?
You may notice a difference by increasing oil weight and volume.
Low speed compression may seem that not much changes, but you should notice a difference in end stroke compression with heavier oil and full oil volume.
The 2004 manuals are still available from Marzocchi's sites.
I was looking more for low speed since that is where I could use it to help dive somewhat. Maybe I will kick up the weight a little and see if that helps. I will have to play around at the extremes since I have been keeping it mostly in the middle of the range now.
Low speed adjustment is lacking on those forks.
They are famous for wallowing/diving early in their travel.
The end stroke compression only kicks in right near the end of travel.
Their is a natural progression to the stroke on that fork.
Closest you can come on the stock fork will be getting the right spring weight and oil volue and weight that still gives you full travel but good mid and end stroke support.
You may always get a bit more brake dive than you prefer until you are a little farther into the stroke, but you can get the fork to feel quite a bit different with changes to oil volume and weight.
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