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    Upset how do i adjust the travel on my 888??

    so this fork should be adjustable 170-200 mm of travel according to the tech manual and the fork description. i have a 2006 specialized bighit with this fork_Bomber 888rc and im getting almost 170 mm of travel. i cannot figure out how to increase it any more and the fork is super soft how can i tighten it up?

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    You probably need firmer springs. How much do you weigh?

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    thats the funny thing i only weigh 135

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    How much sag is there with you on the bike? Are you bottoming harshly? I would check oil levels. Marzocchi is notorious for improper oil heights.

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    my sag is about 20% which is where i want it. but for instance if i bunny hop off of the curb and pull up as hard as i can which is probally a total of like 2-3 feet, the fork uses like 80% of the travel or more

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    If you have a compression adjuster, you can play with that.

    You really should check oil height though.

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    I have a 888rc but mine is only a 170mm there is no option for 200mm. The 200 is a different fork all together. If you have an adjustable travel 888 that's cool but if you do have the same 888 as me your not gonna find more than 170mm.
    JRA

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    yah i will thanks i just spent an hour taking this fork apart and going through the tech manual and all i ended up doing was losing half my oil all over the ground because it said there is a knob on the bottom of the fork that adjust it so i played with it and it went everywhere ha oh well hopefully its the oil

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    ?? really?? wow that sucks haha you have the duel-crown fork right?

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    888 only came in DC... And he's right about the 170 and 200mm being different forks.

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    alrite that cleared alot up thanks. gotta get some oil then

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    Make sure it's Golden Spectro 7.5wt. Though another brand may also be labeled as 7.5wt, the actual viscosity may differ significantly.

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    I suggest pro honda, 5 wt. much plusher feel than the stock 7.5

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    You can convert it to 200mm if you get the longer dampening rods from marzocchi, my friend just did it to his.

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