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08 zx10 forks to soft?

How u all going ? I've been having trouble with my 08 zx10 forks my forks have 33mm sag .rebound is set at 7 clicks out from hard. compression is at 11 clicks out from full hard .These settings are for road riding on rough choppy roads any setting stiffer i am getting bad deflection of bumps with my q3 set at 30 psi which i wasn't getting with my front sportsmart . I put a cable tie around the fork to see how much travel i was using the cable tie was within 25mm of the bottom of the fork which i think is nearly bottomed out? I used this much travel braking hard from about 100klm which is slow are my springs to soft? The forks have a ssk piston kit installed and are supposed to have the correct spring for my weight .Just pushing on the front of the bike feels very soft and uses a lot of travel cheers shakey
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I believe the mechanical stop is 20mm from the bottom, so yes, you are close to bottoming out. Have you tried adding preload? How many lines do you have showing?

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4 lines showing . I will put a bit more preload into it tomorrow c how that goes.
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How much do you weigh? Stock springs? When were your forks last refreshed?

Hard to diagnose suspension issues online when you're not providing all the info.

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4 lines showing . I will put a bit more preload into it tomorrow c how that goes.
I was advised to go with about 38 rider sag (28mm free sag + 10mm when sat on the bike). I have 8 lines showing and 0.90N/mm fork springs. My forks work fine and my zip tie stops about 30mm from the bottom. With 33mm rider sag it is unlikely you will be bottoming out, or is that the free sag number?

Some recommend removing the top out springs. Its also possible you might need a heavier grade, or more oil in there. I have 110mm air gap.

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210 pounds . Ssk piston kit and sprung for my weight Ktech springs done 3 months ago.the zip tie goes down to 25 mm from bottom of fork tube easily
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All good everyone just put a few turns of preload into the forks and this has fixed my problem cheers for all the input
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I'm not sure how that would have fixed your problem. Adding preload does not make your forks any stiffer.

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Me and my wife measured my sag first than 1 of the boyz came over and measured sag the wife had measured the sag totally wrong I had way to much rider sag now I have 35mm of sag and forks are working much better cheers for overyones input .
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