forks slapping

95f150

Well-Known Member
Just got full revalve/rebuild of my forks and shock at Race Tech in Corona. Suspension felt really good, but anytime I would have the front end become decompressed (ie hit a jump), i would have the forks "slap" on the rebound. it didnt sound very good, but what do you guys think? maybe just break em in? thanks
 

dirtdudeaz

Well-Known Member
I dont know what a slap means? You are bottoming out? THey are hitting eachother? the fork tubes are moving in the triple clamps? explain a little more
 

95f150

Well-Known Member
I think he means as the fork rebound to full extension it sounds like the piston "slaps" the end of the fork?
Yes, when it rebounds the it sounds like the fork pistons slam against the fork body or something.
 

dirtdudeaz

Well-Known Member
If it's like Matt D says then you can always try adjusting the rebound settings. Adjust one click at a time and make it slower rebound. Take it out after 1 click and ride it and see if the sound or feeling goes away. If it doesn't do anything after 5 or 6 clicks and it is still just as "bad" as when you started, then something could be wrong.
 

95f150

Well-Known Member
Yeah I will take it out next week for Thanks giving and try that. Hopefully they didn't **
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The difference between good service and bad service is what they do after you have a problem. If they make it right then it is good service if they fix what is wrong........they can't do anything until you let them know there is a problem.
 

95f150

Well-Known Member
I completely agree with you on that one. I will call 'em up Monday and see whats up. I'll keep you guys tuned in on whats goin on
 

stgil888

Member
It sounds like something is allowing a hard top out. I don't know what brand/year of forks you have, but that's sometimes the result of something not being built/rebuilt correctly. When you call them you might want to say that the forks are topping out hard or some variant of that.
 

95f150

Well-Known Member
Its an 06 yz250. They felt really good, but the sound is what alarmed me that something isnt right
 

Kritter

Krittro Campbell
It sounds like something is allowing a hard top out. I don't know what brand/year of forks you have, but that's sometimes the result of something not being built/rebuilt correctly. When you call them you might want to say that the forks are topping out hard or some variant of that.

I agree with this post. Take them back to Race tech. You should never feel it top out or wors,e hear it.
 

95f150

Well-Known Member
Maybe its the rebound? Its valved/sprung for a 240 expert desert rider.
 
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