Suggest Fork Settings for 180lb rider
Last week I replaced the fork seals, bushings, and oil, and I was wondering if anyone can give me some basic suspension settings for my weight. I did a careful job on the fork work, and I followed the directions in the how-to section closely, and I made sure I used Honda's SS8 10W fork oil, and set the level to 135mm.
After doing the work I reset the the fork dials to their previous places;
preload 7 turns clockwise
rebound 3 1/4 turns clockwise
compression 12 clicks clockwise.
I took a ride and put a zip-tie on the fork tube and noticed that without any hard breaking or crazy bumps by the end of the ride it was within 1/2 inch from bottoming out. This seems like too much travel to me, but what do you guys think? I am 180lb before gear, could you guys suggest moderately aggressive settings for my weight? I do track days a few times a year.