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    add more rebound to old fork

    how do i add more rebound to a recon gold rl 2011 fork ? i overhauled it and would like abit more rebound can i just add more oil than the values from sram?
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    Heavier weight oil. Used to be more common in the open bath days.

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    heavier in the compression chamber? i added 5w to it and 15w to rest

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    More oil won't increase damping. Heavier weight oil will. The oil in question is in the damper, not on the air spring side. The recommend volumes should be adhered to. If open bath, remove the lowers, drain out the oil, cycle the damper to purge existing oil. If a cartridge damper, you gotta purge, fill and bleed the damper, which you would have done if you overhauled it.
    Do the math.

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    If using fork oil pay attention to the actual viscosity with a chart like this.

    https://transmoto.com.au/comparative-oil-weights-table/

    *I'd also add that increasing oil volume could potentially require more rebound, especially on big hits.
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