After my suspension mods my only gripe was that the bike still picked up small bumps. I got my suspension guy to measure the stiction and it was 20mm.
He said that while it wasn't brilliant he'd seen worse and the way to fix it is to get the fork seal housing bored out slightly. I haven't heard this elsewhere and am a bit sceptical.
I've read that even 15mm stiction is unacceptable so last night I thought I'd see if the fork alignment procedure talked about by "the sages" would help.
I don't have a front stand of any sort so I just used the Dan Kyle "loosen pinch bolts and axle nut and squish up and down method". I've since measured the stiction at 9mm (twice) and the bike feels quite a lot less harsh at low speeds on bumpy suburban roads so that is an improvement. Thanks guys. What level of stiction should be the objective and is 0mm achievable?
Many people have talked about the anti stiction polishing that some suspension specialists do - eg DK. What exactly gets polished? My fork tubes themselves are almost mirror finish so I can't imagine they would contribute much stiction. Or at 9mm am I just about there?