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    RP3 on a Reign - Can't pump up the shock

    Anyone know what they did to make it fit on the 06?
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    Shock placement

    Maybe the shock is pointed more forward on the 06 reign models? Try mounting your shock 180. If you have clearance for the lever facing backward the valve will be accessable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lightplay
    Maybe the shock is pointed more forward on the 06 reign models? Try mounting your shock 180. If you have clearance for the lever facing backward the valve will be accessable.
    Trouble is if the shock is mounted 180, then I can't move the RP3's blue lever as the rocker gets in the way. I could always just leave the PP lever in the middle and mount the shock 180, then when I'm happy with the air pressure, mount it like is is now. There has to be a better way......
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    Maybe a valve extension like used by autos to get past the hub cap? Probably need one with male threads for the pump though. It can be removed once the pressure has been set.

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    Yep, check with a local tire supply store. You need a metal valve extension with a threaded tip. Try and find a good one, as some will not hold more than 60 psi.
    See these:

    http://automotive.gillroys.com/Tires...n-s581962.html

    http://doityourself.com/store/1283092.htm

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    hmmm... I didn't think the Maestro suspension required a stable platform shock like the RP3. How did you get air in it the first time or is this not your bike?
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    Quote Originally Posted by deoreo
    Yep, check with a local tire supply store. You need a metal valve extension with a threaded tip. Try and find a good one, as some will not hold more than 60 psi.
    See these:

    http://automotive.gillroys.com/Tires...n-s581962.html

    http://doityourself.com/store/1283092.htm
    Thanks! Hopefully that will do the trick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by upontwo
    hmmm... I didn't think the Maestro suspension required a stable platform shock like the RP3. How did you get air in it the first time or is this not your bike?
    Maestro suspension still bobs a little without any stable platform, at least on the Reign. It's kind of hard to pin down Maestro as it seems to use chain torque to counter bob, so the more you try to make it bob, the less it bobs.

    The cool thing about the RP3 is that it has three positions, one of which is no platform at all. The swinger has a minimum 50psi in the SPV so you can't run it sans SPV and the Fox float comes standard with the RP3's middle SPV position, so your stuck with a platform there too. So one of the reasons for the RP3 was to get rid of the platform all together for the DH, but have still have a little for the climbs - with the flick of a lever.

    At any rate the RP3 in the -'ve setting is ULTRA plush; I can move the suspension by pushing down on the seat with my thumb.

    Oh yeah and to answer your question, I put air in the shock before I put it on the bike
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve71
    The cool thing about the RP3 is that it has three positions, one of which is no platform at all. The swinger has a minimum 50psi in the SPV so you can't run it sans SPV and the Fox float comes standard with the RP3's middle SPV position, so your stuck with a platform there too. So one of the reasons for the RP3 was to get rid of the platform all together for the DH, but have still have a little for the climbs - with the flick of a lever.

    At any rate the RP3 in the -'ve setting is ULTA plush; I can move the suspension by pushing down on the seat with my thumb.
    Oh man...that sounds awesome!! I didn't know you could turn off the platform with the RP3.
    I have been thinking about fitting a non-propedal Vanilla R coil shock to my Reign for this very reason.

    Keep us updated on how that RP3 works for you. (I've got an 05 Reign, too)

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    Quote Originally Posted by deoreo
    Oh man...that sounds awesome!! I didn't know you could turn off the platform with the RP3.
    I have been thinking about fitting a non-propedal Vanilla R coil shock to my Reign for this very reason.

    Keep us updated on how that RP3 works for you. (I've got an 05 Reign, too)
    Some more info for you here:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve71
    Trouble is if the shock is mounted 180, then I can't move the RP3's blue lever as the rocker gets in the way. I could always just leave the PP lever in the middle and mount the shock 180, then when I'm happy with the air pressure, mount it like is is now. There has to be a better way......
    I had an extra pair of hands to help out this week-end so I tried mounting the shock 180 and there was no lever/rocker interference. Silly me.
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    Mine only mounts one way, so you can reach the rebound and lever. Call Fox. My RP3 has a long air valve. When I got the one I sent to Push back, I couldn't air it up. I pulled the valve off of the original one and swapped them out. It took a 10mm deep socket and 1 minute. That is, of course, once you have the right valve. It is about 15 - 20 mm longer. I'll try to get pics later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loco-gringo
    Mine only mounts one way, so you can reach the rebound and lever. Call Fox. My RP3 has a long air valve. When I got the one I sent to Push back, I couldn't air it up. I pulled the valve off of the original one and swapped them out. It took a 10mm deep socket and 1 minute. That is, of course, once you have the right valve. It is about 15 - 20 mm longer. I'll try to get pics later.
    This is just the info I was looking for, thanks!!!
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