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    Curnutt setup, help.

    Hi folks. I got hold of an older FXR (05) at the end of last year and I'm having a hell of a time getting the shock set up. I weigh about 210 with all of my gear and am running the shock on the 5.75" setting with a 500# spring on it. My problem is that it is either super soft or super stiff. I have experimented with pressure from 70-100# and the platform through the whole 4 turns. It always seems to be really stiff or wollows in the mid range then blows through whats left of the travel.
    I called foes and they said that they would email me setup help but I have never gotten it. I asked about changing to an air shock but those puppies are $950!!. How dose the FXR respond with a Fox shock like the DHX air? Any ideas where I could find one of the adapters to use a standard shock? Thanks for anyhelp. Sanspeur
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    Hi sanspeir
    I had a 03 fxr with a romic shock on it and it worked very well, but with the curnutt in the 5.75 setting it would do the same as yours, i am roughly the same weight as you, in ridin gear, but if i put it in the 5inch setting and put 80 to 90 psi in the shock,i had a 500lb ti spring, it worked very well, and also i felt that it was a bit more nimble on singletrack and general xc in the 5inch setting. I have sold it now, and have the 07 model with 400lb ti spring and rarely get full travel, but its a great bike on any trail.
    I still have the romic shock tho.?

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    I will try the 5" setting.

    I'll give the five inch setting a try this afternoon. I honestly got the bike and put it straight into the longer setting. Hopefully that will give it a better feel. What kind of Romic did you use, are you willing to part with it and where are you? I am in Scotland. Did you have to use the little adapter for the shock to make the eye to eye length shorter? thanks sanspeur
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    Hello sanspeur, im in England, yes i am willing to part with, no it does not need adapter as its the correct length, i think the shock is called romic d, 235mm eye to eye, 55mm stroke.and i weigh 15 stone ish without my ridin gear, shock has the suitable spring.
    Whats your email or phone no?
    Thanks.

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    I'm interested.

    I just sent you a PM. I'll be in all night my details are in the message.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sanspeur
    Hi folks. I got hold of an older FXR (05) at the end of last year and I'm having a hell of a time getting the shock set up. I weigh about 210 with all of my gear and am running the shock on the 5.75" setting with a 500# spring on it. My problem is that it is either super soft or super stiff. I have experimented with pressure from 70-100# and the platform through the whole 4 turns. It always seems to be really stiff or wollows in the mid range then blows through whats left of the travel.
    I called foes and they said that they would email me setup help but I have never gotten it. I asked about changing to an air shock but those puppies are $950!!. How dose the FXR respond with a Fox shock like the DHX air? Any ideas where I could find one of the adapters to use a standard shock? Thanks for anyhelp. Sanspeur
    At 210 lbs, you should be running about 80-85lbs in the shock, 4 turns of preload on the spring. The big red knob is not platform - it is bottom out adjust. You might turn this up a bit as well.
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