I just bought an '07 919 and am needing a little clarification on the "rebound damping" adjustment. I followed the owners manual instructions for resetting the suspension to the default state. If I am understanding the term correctly, rebound damping is controlling the rate at which the spring/shock extends back to its normal position after being compressed???
I turn the adj screw clockwise to the "H" setting, am I making it rebound faster or slower????
Also, I am noticing that the right fork adjustment screw does not stay in the position I put it in, it slowly creeps to the H setting during riding. I'd like to be able to still fine tune it from time to time. Any tips on making it stay where I set it other than locktite???
H = harder = more damping = slower
Some rebound rods bind inside the cartridge.
Sometimes one side is worse than the other.
So when you turn at the top, the entire rod does not turn the same amount, instead the rod twists, and ends up being a torsion spring.
Time and movement release the binding, which lets the rod relax, and this makes the top of rod seemingly magically turn a bit on its own in a counterclockwise direction.
You can over turn a bit, then back off a bit, if you are having this problem.
Undamaged rebound adjuster rods in 919s can exhibit this to some degree.
A bent rod really aggravates it.