I almost never lock out my fork. I guess I must have flipped it over for some stretch of pavement. Anyway, I noticed it was in the locked position for "who knows how long". So, I unlocked it and went on with life.
Shortly thereafter, I noticed that I didn't really see any difference between locked and unlocked. I know that it should be nearly rigid in locked but be able to compress on a hard hit. I think the term is "blow-by" or something like that. I'm not that concerned since I really don't care if I have this function. I'm actually surprised I flipped it. Wondering if it might have been during cleaning or something.
Anyway, I don't know if that is related or not, but felt I should share. Here is the real issue I am after...
I noticed that my shock doesn't seem to compress anywhere near the 100mm. I weigh about 195 and usually ride with about 125 psi. I put a wire tie on there and gave it my all. But, at most it compressed between 40-50mm.
I proceeded to release all the air pressure (0 psi) to see if I could compress it. I would've expected to be able to come damn close to full compression with 0 psi. But it seems to bottom out at about 50mm.
Yes, the full 100mm stanchion is exposed when not compressed.
My logic says that there must be too much oil pressure in the bottom. i.e. overfilled. If so, its probably been like that for awhile. If that is the case can you walk me through the procedure to remove the oil and install the right amount?
Any other ideas?
Thanks in advance.
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