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    New question here. Newbie Fork Question

    I have a question about my fork. When it was newer, the fork was very stiff. Now after a while of riding it seems that it has gotten softer and I blow through half the travel jumping off the curb. I did recently find out about preload, so now not as much of the rear shock takes up the hit. Would this affect how much the fork compresses. I can still push it further than a while ago just with my body weight if I push on the handlebars. MAIN QUESTION: does the spring of a fork become more plush as it is used. Did i just basically "break in the fork" so now it's softer or what has happened????
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    mmm... what fork? how much do you weigh?

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    hummm some forks just need breaking in so you may have just finished that. and it depends on the fork and its useage to how it will react off a curb

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    It's one of the high end RST downhill forks. The R1. I weigh 180. Does the fact that it's warmer now make a difference? also i'm wondering if the spring compression is not linear, could this also make a difference?
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    i didnt know rst made DH forks and there for i know nothing on this fork so sorry i cant help

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingofthemountain82
    It's one of the high end RST downhill forks. The R1. I weigh 180. Does the fact that it's warmer now make a difference? also i'm wondering if the spring compression is not linear, could this also make a difference?
    can make a difference.......I just think you broke it in....change ur oil and maybe add some more oil to it or put one firmer spring not 2 of them,,,,,,,heavy in one leg and regular one in other
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