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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 10:59 am 
Old School Hero
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Hi All,

Any ideas on this.

I feel like I'm a bit weighty (90kg) for great performance of this fork. Is there a way of making the ride a bit firmer?

Thanks

Rollo


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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 12:36 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Location: Sunny Glasgow
Change to 2 springs for a firmer ride much like any other sprung fork. Maybe also change the viscosity of the oil in the rebound control cartridges.

I rebuilt one and only having a single spring used an engineering company that makes springs. Try to find a small rough as a badgers arse type of place because the big companies charge stupid amounts and talk bollocks about new tooling none of which they need.
The small firm charged me £20 to do both and probably only took him an hour.

I had crazy quotes of over £100 EACH :shock: :lol:
I also have the instruction/service manual :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 2:40 pm 
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Have you tried Brion at Amp (brion@amp-research.com)?
They still have plenty of spare parts.

There are 3 different spring weights available for the BLT. 350/400/450Lbs.
Service Manual and Parts List at AMP.
New springs were only $11 back in 2009.

All the best,


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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 4:55 pm 
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Thanks for the advice. I'll contact brion

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Rollo


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