Originally Posted by SpecializedMountainMoto
Wow that's a crazy looking springer, does it have dampening?
It has dampening now... originally these used one of those polymer spacers to absorb the shock etc, but those polymers wear out and melt like a rubbery waxy mess... What I did was order a go kart shock that's oil damped and then took the spring off in favor of a lighter tension spring made for this fork to replace the original polymer. I tried it out with just the spring and it was a little bouncy and bottomed out too easily so I had to find a shock that was the right length then open up the eyelet holes to fit the fork's hardware. End result is a very nice handling ride that's also very stable at higher speeds and can take the unsuspected potholes etc..