@fasttimesinc was right – pump was off! my pump gauge does zero, but reads 120PSI when @ 90-92PSI … so i WAS within proper range, albeit a bit high.
Additionally Marc found that I had negative pressure (vacuum) on the air shaft side. Suspected it was from NOT cycling the fork at lower PSI’s to balance.
THANKS Marc for the help, tokens, and tune! Really really appreciate it and was nice to chat about your trip and bikes in general.
Finally starting to get my Fox 36 to feel as good as my old Pike RCT3, which is wonderful because every. single. person looks at me sideways when i claim pike over 36… lol
Current Tune – 92PSI, 12 clicks of rebound, minimal open mode adjust, 2 orange and 1 blue volume spacer.
Trail report – small bump compliance is wayyy better and like the ramp up of the air spring on big hits. g-out control was better too.