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Is it possible to break a fork spring?

I just rode from South Florida to Fort Worth. Passing through Shreveport at night, I hit a series of severe bumps on I-20. I'd guess that there were 30 in all. It was like riding over a succession of 2X4s. I guess the problem was pavement heaving of some type, creating vicious bumps that were difficult to see (and anticipate) at night.

Now that I'm in Fort Worth, I noticed that the bike tends to want to drift to the right under braking. When I park the bike and push down on the bars, it seems that the right fork has little resistance, while the left fork still resists being pushed down.

Do you think I broke the right fork spring?

Also, if anyone has recommendations for a bike shop in Fort Worth, preferably on the west side, I'm all ears.

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I personally have never heard of it but someone with more knowledge should be along soon..........I've been to DFW but only to visit. Good luck.
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Yes. However, check something else first...

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I just rode from South Florida to Fort Worth. Passing through Shreveport at night, I hit a series of severe bumps on I-20.<snip>
Makes you glad you pay all those federal road taxes, right?

ANYTHING with wheels can break anything. Including your wallet. and heart. However, I'd realign my forks first (loosen and retighten the triple trees) - if they got misaligned by the 2x4 O'Death Ride they'll stick and produce a similar result.
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is it possible to brake a fork spring.... yes.. but when you do the fork will sag and have no rebound. it to me sounds more like you might have blown a seal . do you have fork oil leaking out? if so your lucky and its the outer seal if not it could be internals messed up and id get it to a shop if you dont have a pace to work on it yourself

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