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    Possible to slam a Pike AIR u-turn???

    Just putting this out there, maybe catch a susp. guru here with more knowledge than I...
    Is it possible to slam a Pike 454 Air U-turn, say down to 65mm??? I don't know anything about the inner workings of the air u-turn action.
    I'm not getting my hopes up, but is it possible to do the higher negative air, or is that dual air only?

    If not, is it possible to drop in a Coil u-turn unit into the air u-turn fork? I know this is possible on the bigger Lyrik 2-step, over to coil u-turn conversion, but just wondering if anyone here has done this with a Pike air-u.

    Let's hear what'chu got. Any advice or info is much appreciated!
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    Isn't a Pike Air travel controlled by a negative spring as well? I sorta remember someone lowering them with a negative spring...but i could be really wrong.

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    yeah...you could pump up the negative...it will probably take a while to tune it as you like, but should work...

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    You can also swap in the coil or the all-travel unit.

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    I think if you get the 454 coil then you an slam it with a x-factor spring or whatever their called and it makes it pretty stiff as well. There was thread on RM about it.

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    i had my dual air 426 down to 80mm using negative pressure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by saturnine
    i had my dual air 426 down to 80mm using negative pressure.

    hmmm, ok, but I'm wondering if that trick really is limited to dual-air... just harder to set-up on air u-turn maybe? Like Crisillo mentioned.
    Have to give it a try, little trial and error. I just don't want to mess anything up.

    Nice to know I could always go w/ the Duke Coil u-turn swap too, if I wanted to make it dedicated slammer.

    I've already got the fork, and I've using it for mostly AM/4X duties, but was thinking about trying to swap it for a little bit of street & dj use as well, that's why I was wondering. Already have the fork on a MkIII, and would fit nicely onto Molly if I could easily slam it using only air pressure.

    It's too bad air u-turn is so limited in its travel range.
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    isn't uturn dual air as well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by saturnine
    isn't uturn dual air as well?
    Yes. It has schraeder valves to adjust positive and negative air pressure.

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    Wait, can you swap air chambers into Coil models? That would be sweet!

    Only...it still doesn't change the fact that my steerer is short.

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