I know this belongs in the Lefty thread but I'm getting a little desperate so I thought I'd try here as well.

Thanks in advance.

After finishing a rough 70k race yesterday I noticed a strange feeling in my Lefty When compressed there was an inch or so or light resistance followed by firmer resistance through the rest of it's travel. I assumed it needed a bearing reset and so performed a quick one. After pressurizing the fork the feeling was still there. I slid the boot down to make sure things were clean and tidy and noticed that the marks left in the grease on one race seemed higher than the other three. I double checked the reset measurement and it is correct. I then cycled the fork a few times with no air pressure and the front inner race is higher by just under a cm than the other three.

So my questions are:

1. How do I align this bearing?
2. Would this be the causing of the soft then firm travel. If it isn't - what are potential causes?