the forks are inverted cartridge... kayaba.
well. i went back and looked at the shop manual. its been over a year, so i dont remember if i did this or not. the manual DOES say that the rebound adjuster is to be screwed in until it is 25mm from the bottom of the spring adjuster. that might be where i messed up. i dont remember measuring anything like this.
might be the problem.
when in doubt, read the damned manual...