Pulled my forks today and the coupler idea will not load the spring like i was thinking... It would only raise the top triple clamps and bars
But with them apart another Mod looked interesting ... So I tried It
I just flipped the bottoming stop and used a lock washer and standard washer to take the place of the OEM lock collar which lifted the bottoming stop . now instead of the circle clip doing the bottoming , the top cap does It . should be stronger than the circle clip !
I put the OEM circle clip back on so the bottoming stop dosent drop to far, but it wants to stay up top by itself anyways, The top 4 crimps is what keeps it from dropping the stock set up way
And It gave me 1" more of travel so instead of 3" there's 4" of actual compression travel
Plus the 1" top out counting the OEM way so 5" travel
without using up the Sag 1" or making the OEM spring any stiffer like the coupler idea
I still dont think the spring is going to coil bind with all the gap it has and length .
I can not bottom the forks by hand now on the bike !!!
I could barely do it with one fork off the bike , even then i could only get one of them to completely bottom at that
Everything felt good and normal .
Will take it out and hammer it hard and take it back apart and see whats / whats
If all looks good I'll might try 10wt oil and even a bottom 1" spacer under the springs.