Originally Posted by Airhead Wrangler
They come up fine for me. Thanks for the explanation. I've never seen that shim material before. Cool. After some more reading around the interwebs apparently the '09 and later forks have lower sliders that are made by showa and are much better quality (slipperier) than the previous WP tubes. Everyone seems to agree that the later lowers as well as the SKF seals are both big improvements.
Its really a lot of work. The feeler gauge cost's about 8€ a roll of 4 meter. Not that bad.
My tubes have the gold colored coating. That should be slippery...
I have these drawings for the people who like them.... Sorry for the bad quality.