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Old 02-09-2013, 09:00 AM   #952
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Originally Posted by manfromthestix View Post
It's been a few years since I messed with my old KLR250 (miss that bike! ) but if I remember correctly it had air/oil forks and the air pressure made a much bigger difference to the damping and rebound than a minimal change to the oil viscosity. If your bike has air/oil damping you might want to try just pumping up the air a bit and see if that helps. Get yourself a low-pressure guage to check and REMEMBER - it only takes a few PSI so I always used a bicycle pump rather than a compressor which could blow your seals if you hit it too hard DAMHIK .

I had my compressor set for 125# when I added the air. Friggin' instant back flip!

I've tried different amounts of air and have found 5# to be about right. I think the biggest issue is I'm trying to make this bike perform over its capabilities (it couldn't be its rider)
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