Hate to have to resurrect a very old thread, but I'm having problems almost exactly as the original poster has described with one of my forks.
The first time I did it the damper rod would extend only 3/4 (which was what it was like initially before the fresh oil...the other fork inner chamber has the rod extending to its full length). The second time the same thing, the 3rd time would only extend back 1/4, and when pushed in there wasn't much resistance. And I did the same thing each time I did it. Whats up here? I have not tried the bleed technique the second poster has described, I didn't have time to try it but I will give it a shot next chance I get. But if after that I still don't get full extension, is it safe to assume that its the seal in the floating piston?
Anyone else run into this problem?
Also, am I correct in assuming that the inner cartridge seal is found inside the actual (inner) cartridge, and that the floating piston seal is found on the fork cap assembly (that threads into the inner chamber)?
O yea, I should mention that the spring on the cap assembly had about a 1/4" of up and down play in it, is this normal? I looked in the Clymer manual and there is no mention of this. I haven't dived into the other inner chamber yet so I can' compare, but if I can get an answer here, even better!
I realize that this is the reason there are pro's for suspension tuning and service, but I'm trying to save a bit of coin by doing the forks myself, I wouldn't dare touch the rear.