FAIL: fork compression
Somehow, I've lost all compression adjustment in my fork.
I was starting the Hwy 36 ride, got about 40 miles in, and as the road got tighter and slower, I noticed it was getting harder to hold my line thru the turn, it wanted to run wide. It got real bad, to where it wont hold any kind of lean without feeling like it's going to slip out wide. I ended up turning around and babying it back.
Yesterday, I checked the fork legs for responsiveness. I had the compression set at 8 clicks out. When I hold the brake and shove downwards, the fork makes a squeegee-type of noise, very loud, and the front is very bouncy. Using the ziptie, I measured 50mm of travel that I could get by bouncing the front.
Then I turned the compression knobs all the way closed. It made no difference, I could still bounce the front end, and still got 50mm of travel.
Then I opened the compression all the way up. 16 clicks open. Same thing.
There's no signs of leaking seals. Something must have happened internally. But what?
What would you guys do at this point?
I could take off the caps, remove the springs and check the oil level. I'll change it out anyway.
What more should I be looking for?