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I pulled my front end to install the All Balls. Bearings are installed.
I am going to change fork fluid. I noticed the right shock doesn't seem to have the rebound that the left does. The left springs back hard and the right seems to drag a bit.
Will the fluid change help this or should I let my service tech look at it?
Or is this normal since the left has the anti dive valve?
Thanks for any help you can give me.
 

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Can you tell me what you mean by the left "springs back hard"?

Are you somehow compressing the forks individually with the springs in them and the wheel removed? Or do you have the springs removed from the forks?

The right and left fork legs are designed differently. The right fork is a cartridge fork and it provides more damping. The left fork is an old style damper rod fork and doesn't damp nearly as much. That may be what you are feeling.

If you have over 16K miles on your forks, you should consider changing the oil. I guarantee you it will need it.
 

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Fred, I guess I'm feeling the damper action. I removed the forks for the steering head bearing replacement and decided to change fork oil.
The left fork rebounds right away when compressed by hand, the right one
has some rebounds slower. After removing the top nut I found the damper rod.
 
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