I just got full travel on my float 2 days ago
I have a 2008 Talas 100/120/140, and not really having the funds to send it in to Push for servicing, I just did the oil/seal/wiper change myself. I was not getting beyond the last 1" of travel on my Talas either. And I thought that maybe something was wrong with the fork. But after spending so much money getting a new 5 Spot, I felt I had to wait on sending the fork in.
So after replacing the oil with the newer 10 Wt stuff from Torco, I found that I was still not getting the last 1" of travel, and also that with the new oil my old settings for preload, and low speed compression were no longer to my liking. So before my ride last friday I re-adjusted the sag and set it to the full plush 35mm setting according to Fox. I decided to leave the low speed compression and rebound alone since its smart to change only one thing at a time. Well sure enough, on my ride that day the fork was really active on the small stuff, and I got full travel.
Now as it turns out 35mm of sag is too much for my liking. It wasn't an especially tough downhill run and I really shouldn't have used all the travel on my fork that day. Not to mention that at that setting the fork was not evenly matched to the RP23 in the rear. So I'm gonna reduce the sag to 31mm for tomorrow's ride and see how that works.
Just because you often see people saying that Float's never get their last inch of travel doesn't mean it's true. Verify it for yourself, experiment with your fork's adjustments, and if you have to go beyond the maximum suggested sag to get full travel then you know something is probably wrong with your fork.
i have a 36float with kashima coat. whoever says kashima makes it buttery smooth is full of crap. its one benefit over the standard fox anodizing is its durability. for that alone, its a worthy upgrade over the old fox coating which was crap. kashima has proven itself in the moto world as a durable coating. yes, a coil will be more supple but the one issue is making sure you get the correct spring rate. sometimes you can ne a tweener weight and miss out on all the benefits. i like the option of adding or removing air pressure easily to change the spring rate. its true you will never get full travel on a float.