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    Stiction is a fork seal / bushing / installation issue. Going to XP-1 or Sphere will have zero effect on stiction. I rate XP-1 is more than enough for enduro riding. If you are hitting the fast offroad races then maybe Sphere is worth looking at
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tman21 View Post
    Maar nou ja, as die perd by die water staan en jyt hom klaar met 'n stok gepoes en 'n klip of twee gegooi om te drink gaan hy heel moontlik eerder vrek van die dors.

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    Clearly stiction is distinct from damping architecture...if I do go with an upgrade to damping architecture I'll have the forks apart and understand there are things to do to improve the friction...low friction seals - brands?... & Have seen 45deg hatching to lower legs with Scotch-brite slow turned in a lathe...

    What can I look for as to why my forks (45hrs) are so sticky.

    Front 'aligned & relaxed' before tightening... triple clamps torqued to spec. In fact no difference when lower clamps are completely loose.

    Any tips are appreciated. Suspect either tight bushes or seals.

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    Try popping the dust seals and putting a few drops of fork oil or a squirt of Wynflon or a similar lube on the fork legs and in the inside lip of the dust seal. Replace the dust seals and go for a ride. If it still isn't right maybe the bushes or seals are not installed correctly or are faulty
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tman21 View Post
    Maar nou ja, as die perd by die water staan en jyt hom klaar met 'n stok gepoes en 'n klip of twee gegooi om te drink gaan hy heel moontlik eerder vrek van die dors.

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    I agree with The Bob, more than likely something not quite right with seals or bushes etc. We do many Xplor forks and haven't seen any issues as yet with higher than normal amounts of friction or stiction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin W View Post
    I agree with The Bob, more than likely something not quite right with seals or bushes etc. We do many Xplor forks and haven't seen any issues as yet with higher than normal amounts of friction or stiction.
    I've been riding the XP1 kit a while now and it is much better controlled, as generally reported, but is (for me) too stiff for local loose eroded rocky terrain. Have removed one of two 24mm base shims (per side) for a more supple comp action but want to go further.

    Plan to put a say 12 or 14mm behind the remaining 24mm shim to let it move more easily. If not happy then I'll back off the mid valve a bit. Any tips would be gratefully received.

    Can anyone advise: Can remove the base valve only without other disassembly? I looks possible to me???

    Coincidentally, stiction has reduced since dis-assembly. I did fit one KYB seal to fix a damaged one.

    Also, Trap for Young Players: Don't use the 50mm cap hex to loosen/tighten the external pre-load caps from the rod. I was lucky not to damage parts and 'only' had to disassemble and trouble shoot a malfunctioning comp damping adjuster.

    Last edited by Ethosguy; 25th April 2018 at 07:22 AM.

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