Hi new here. I was wondering if anyone could give me advice on my 2005 ZX-10 track bike? I purchased it set up for the track. I had it shipped from California to Florida. I think the shipper tightened tie down straps to tight, because I noticed that the fork seals were blown. I purchased new ones removed forks and brought them down to a mechanic friends workbench so I could access his tools. Took fork caps off and could not get to the lock nut on top of damping rod because the white plastic spring guard would not go down far enough down to get at bolt. I had to remove the springs and for tubes by removing them from the bottom of the fork. I then tried to empty out the oil as much as I could by shaking them and compressing them. I replaced oil with recommended amount and weight ( which I forgotten now).
After re-installing them on the bike I noticed that They were very stiff. They may have been that stiff before, but I don't know if the springs and valve are stock or not. I now have about 2 1/2 inches of travel even after I do a small stoppie. Is that normal? Is it possible that I put too much oil back in? I put a tie wrap on fork leg to measure it, and can not make it go lower than about 1 1/2 to 2 inches above the fork stop. Why could I not remove the tubes, but from the bottom? Can any one please help me? Should I not worry about it and track day it? Thank You in advance...Mike