well im sitting here watching the rain and thinking about how much riding sucks with a bike that saps all of your energy before you even get to the jumps, because you've got a killer front fork with a **** heap of a rear shock.
Welcome to an 08 kona stinky.
Friggen wicked 66 RCV upfront,
**** heap roco coil r out back.
Anyway im in the process of buying a dhx 5 coil, but its a ***** to buy anything here in australia (well were i live anyway). So im sitting there trying to think of ways to make the bike have less travel, without a expensive shock upgrade, fancy adjustments or buying a new bike. i was trying to think of a way of stopping the travel at about 2 to 4 inch's, but not blow up the frame if i case it.
And then an idea hit me after looking at the rockshox vivid bumper stopper's, why not make some big ones of rubber? but the problem of possibly blowing up the frame if i land wrong came bac.
then it hit me foam!
i took a stress ball that was rather hard to squeeze cut it up and stuck it on the shaft of the shock under the brown rubber stopper. my first thought was "wow this is gonna be a waste of time"
i couldnt belive how wrong i was
the bike felt bloody great! the rear end felt so much more predictable and controllable. it shortens the travel considerably but wont blow up the frame if the landing goes wrong.
now before people start flaming me saying
it looks like ****
and the foam will wear out quick
well it looks like **** caus it was 10 at night and i only quickly cut them out to try
and it probably will wear out quick
but on moday im going to buy some nice hard long wearing foam an will properly cut it out this time.
Anyway here are some pics of my little project, plz tell me wat you think but dont flame if you thinks its stupid
ps (sorry for the long post, i like to rant )
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