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this may be common knowledge to everyone but i read a 2 yr. old post about setting sag on cold vs. warm forks. i couldnt believe it was like a 8mm difference when setting from cold vs. warm.
 

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Theres more involved than just heat, but if the shocks have been through a lot of movements the fluid can get aerated (frothy) especially if the circuits are quite closed off and the ride has been pretty harsh.
Another thing to consider is jacking down , which is an anomoly caused by the rebound circuit overcoming the spring load and compression circuit , the shock will eventually return to its normal length after a short period.
Heat is usually a factor when the suspension has sustained heavy loading and unloading and normally the shock body is the first to expand allowing free movement and wider circuit tolerances.
It really is an art to keep consistancy unless you use quality shock fluids and keep as much air out of the shock as is humanly possible , but eventually shocks heat up (mainly the rear as it is out of the wind and directly behind the motor) and less damping is normally the end result.
 

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