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Pike 454 understanding cross compatibility

Sandwich

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I just picked up a pike 454 used that's in pretty decent shape outside of some solid bushing wear on the moco side. I'm planning on using it for a dirt jump fork, and I only paid $100 for it, so it's not the end of the world, but I'm interested in seeing what I can do to fix it up, since, well, I can.

The upper bushing looks pretty worn, and the stanchion has wear through to the ano. If I drop the fork to 110mm, or even utilize a spacer to drop it further to 95-110mm travel, the bushing wear area will be completely hidden below the seal, where it'll be less of an issue as it won't cross that barrier. I imagine I'll still get some wear, but will it be quick or serious?

The other half of the question is, what RS products are cross compatible? Can I buy new uppers from another fork? Would an argyle work, or are there certain parts that won't bolt in (ie damper and air spring)? A new bushing is relatively cheap at like $6, so I'd be OK doing that and keeping the lowers that I have, but the CSU is rather pricey at $90 for a steel steerer. Can I use coil pike parts on my dual air fork?

should I just ignore all this and run what I brung until it melts into a puddle? It's replacing a psylo that I traded a set of handlebars for, so I'm not TOO worried...
 

jonKranked

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what year is the fork? IIRC for a few years a lot of revelation parts were cross compatible. FWIW I'm running pike lowers (first gen) on an '08 revelation.
 

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No idea. I'll grab some pics when I get home. It's a 454 dual air uturn. 20mm maxle, 1 1/8th. Green lowers. I believe it has the hollow crown, which would be a shame to lose or replace with something steel, but if I can get a cheap reliable fix i might be tempted to fix it.
 

HardtailHack

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They usually only wear on the front of the stanchion so turn the lowers round and run reverse trail, 29er riders will be frothing and you get a bit more life from the bushings.
 
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Sandwich

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They usually only wear on the front of the stanchion so turn the lowers round and run reverse trail, 29er riders will be frothing and you get a bit more life from the bushings.
wouldn't it just be easier to rotate the stanchion?
 

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oh yeah no... he wants me to reverse the lowers so my 24" wheels handle better.