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    Pike 454 air sitting at 110 mm

    I just bought a used bike with a Pike 454 air that had a PUSH rebuild. This is my first
    experience with a Pike. I noticed yesterday that it sits at 110mm with no weight on the bike. I tried pulling it out by hand, adding more air pressure to the positive side and no luck. The travel adjust is turned all of the way out. Any ideas? Any chance the previous owner had PUSH add a spacer internally to limit travel?

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    Just heard back from the previous owner, no internal mods were done.

    So any ideas how to get it up??

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    figured it out

    let some air out of the negative air spring and she came back up to 140mm!

    Funny I read a forum from the pr!cks over at Socal TR and they were expessing their SoCal holier than god attitude that there is no way to f-Up a U-Turn Pike. Hmmm my pressures were correct...No I remember why I left SoCal....

    Anyway all is right with the world now! Hope this helps someone else....
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    if the negative is pumped up first it will tend to stick the fork down for some reason. I have seen the same thing on my reba. Not sure what is happening there.
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    That is exactly what I did......

    I think the manual says to pump the positive side first, what I get for not reading!
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    Quote Originally Posted by birddog99
    let some air out of the negative air spring and she came back up to 140mm!
    I try to keep mine set to 140, but I notice that it'll often be somewhat less after a ride. It appears that there's some migration of air from the positive to the negative chamber. Not sure if this'll be an issue for you, but it's something to watch for.

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