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I have an AM1 on order, and was just reading the manual and it states that before proceeding with tha TAS adjustment to deflate the positive air chamber located in the right leg then re-establish the air pressure once adjustment is complete.

I can understand the need to reset the pressure as changing the travel is essentially changing the air volume as well, but how many people really deflate the air chamber before adjusting?
 

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No, you don't have to do that.

The problem is that you can't screw the travel adjust back in (for less travel) with the air-spring fighting the adjuster. You can let out the air pressure like the manual suggests, or the easy way to do this is to compress the fork and turn the adjuster. I usually find it's easiest to turn the bike upside down, push down on the fork and compress it about 20mm, and screw the travel adjuster in.
 

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Jayem said:
No, you don't have to do that.

The problem is that you can't screw the travel adjust back in (for less travel) with the air-spring fighting the adjuster. You can let out the air pressure like the manual suggests, or the easy way to do this is to compress the fork and turn the adjuster. I usually find it's easiest to turn the bike upside down, push down on the fork and compress it about 20mm, and screw the travel adjuster in.
Ahhh, that makes sense. Thanks for the heads up. Cant wait to install it on my spot.

TJ
 

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another method to adjust the travel

I engage the ETA, push the fork down and then proceed to twist the knob. Makes it easy to adjust with the fork locked down from the ETA. Enjoy the fork! It's a 'keeper':)
 

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If you are extending travel, you don't have to do anything. Just turn the knob, it turns easily when extending travel. No lock-downs or special proceedures needed.
 

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Jayem said:
If you are extending travel, you don't have to do anything. Just turn the knob, it turns easily when extending travel. No lock-downs or special proceedures needed.
If you change the travel do you usually adjust the air pressure as well? Or do you set the air pressure for the travel setting you normally use and just deal with the higher pressure (if you shorten for climbing?)

Does it use the same air pump that my 5th element/fox float uses, or a different adaptor aded to the pump? If the adaptor is it included with the fork (yeah right)....
 

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If you change the travel do you usually adjust the air pressure as well? Or do you set the air pressure for the travel setting you normally use and just deal with the higher pressure (if you shorten for climbing?)

Does it use the same air pump that my 5th element/fox float uses, or a different adaptor aded to the pump? If the adaptor is it included with the fork (yeah right)....
Same pump. Adaptor is included with the fork.

I don't usually change the pressure when I adjust the travel. The change in spring force is not great, and the fact that the 150mm setting seems to shift my weight more rearward seems to offset the fact that the increasing volume has slightly decreased the pressure.
 
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