I *thought* I pumped up the Float shock to 180psi when I got it on Thursday. Went out riding today, and in the parking lot, it seemed like something was wrong. *Thought* I pumped it up again to 180psi. Hit the trail. Rode 2.5hrs.
Am now home and on the FOXHelp site, it states that it takes 6 turns to engage the pump to the schrader valve.
First question...6 FULL turns? Maybe that seems obvious, but whatever.
Next, the help site states that the gauge will register an air pressure in the shock when connected. I am pretty sure that this never occurred either time I went to pump it up. I didn't think it was a big deal, because I thought (and tend to still believe) that there is a check valve in the pump with the gauge being on the upstream side of it. SO...when connected, air would back fill up to the check but not register on the valve.
Second question, am I somehow being very "dunce-ical" and not even connecting the pump right to register the initial shock pressure on the gauge, OR are FOX's instructions somehow wrong/different than what actually happens? Are you seeing shock pressure register on your gauges???
I'm now worried that I rode around for 2.5hrs with little or no pressure back there. My friend that I rode with doesn't know a thing about FS or air shocks, so he was no help to me in the parking lot. Yes, when I set it up the SAG measurement looked to be about 1/2" (10-15mm for my weight) and @ what I *thought* I had pumped up to 180psi. I know it needs to be measured and not just what it "looked to be", but I couldn't find my tape measure the other day and I'm confident that I wasn't underestimating. Next, if I did, in fact, pump it up to 180psi and then somehow lost pressure, I guess that means the shock is pretty much F'd to start with, or is it somehow common for them to need a wearing in period where they will leak air initially but then effectively maintain seal over the life time?
Still, my main questions are revolving around the actuall pump connection. Will greatly appreciate the help.
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