Showa front fork problem
Brought the grand old lady to the Shanghai F-1 track yesterday, and she enjoyed it all over ... one problem though, with the front fork (all standard, 2002 SP-2).
It seems the forks bottoms out some 4 cm (1.5 inch) above the end of the travel.
I already noticed this during some test rides, but even on the track at hard braking it does not change.
I initially thought the oil level was too high and thick, and changed it out for new one.
Problem persists however.
Oil 10W, 498cc each leg
Pre-load: 10 turns clockwise
Rebound: 1 1/2 turn from full closed
Compression: 16 clicks from full closed
I am around 100kg full dressed