Track Day Rider
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: South Florida...
>> Bottoming Out Forks <<
So I had OEM forks & shock rebuilt with RaceTech springs to my weight, and I just got them installed. I have yet to tune them or even set sag, and I know I need more preload in the front as I've bottomed them out twice while braking over a bump in the middle of the same corner entrance. I'll be coming in on the brakes, and as soon as I hit this bump, I felt the incredibly unsettling thud of the already loaded forks bottoming out while absorbing said bump.
My question is this: Is this damaging the forks? Does bottoming out your fork damage them?
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