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    Which RP23 bottom connector do you have

    Hey I was wondering which connection system do people have for their bottom bolt on the RP23? I have the one on the left.
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    My wife's mojo has the setup on the right shock.

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    my connector looks like the right one

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    On the right

    Is that something new?
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    I'm having trouble imagining what the extra pivot (?) is for.

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    Interesting,I have the one on the right.Is your bike older or newer?
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    p-jet - you have the original design '06 mount. About early '07 Ibis changed the lower shock mount. When you order from Fox, they only know of the newer model. You get the whole conversion pieces, shaft, bushing, and reducers with o-rings. It's a little more expensive when replacing bushings but replacing shock bushings is a more rare occurrence compared to my previous bikes. I guess there's less bushing rotation than most others.

    I replaced my early model bushing and mount late last spring without really needing to. I had ordered new bushings just to be prepared because my previous bikes would wear one end out every 6 months or less. When I got the new version I emailed Ibis to find out if it was correct. It's kind of uglier but looks better sealed and Ibis says it's supposed to be stiffer. So I replaced the old bushings and mount before they needed it saving the original for back up if needed.

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    Where can I get the newer Fox Bushings? Does Ibis sell them, or do they have to be ordered from a Fox Dealer? If so, what is the size spec for fornt and rear?

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    Quote Originally Posted by buggymancan
    Where can I get the newer Fox Bushings? Does Ibis sell them, or do they have to be ordered from a Fox Dealer? If so, what is the size spec for fornt and rear?
    they are on Ibis' site

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    Where are the bushings listed on the site? I do not see them for sale at the store?

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    you are right, only the upper shock mount/w/bolts and lower bolts are there, not lower bushings....sorry... give them a call or email.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buggymancan
    Where can I get the newer Fox Bushings? Does Ibis sell them, or do they have to be ordered from a Fox Dealer? If so, what is the size spec for fornt and rear?
    If not in the Ibis on-line store, you can order direct from Fox thay also ship the same day or next, or wait longer for your dealer to order it. The Fox CS phone number is on the website, www.foxracingshox.com

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    I'm trying to pull off the bottom connector on the right, as I want to service the rp23 (it's been over 2 years of hard riding, and due time)

    Does anyone have experience removing those reducers? I can't seem to get them to move for the life of me. Is it as simple as a good clamp in a vice and pulling out, then later pressing in w/ same vice?

    Any input would be helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 24elsinore
    I'm trying to pull off the bottom connector on the right, as I want to service the rp23 (it's been over 2 years of hard riding, and due time)

    Does anyone have experience removing those reducers? I can't seem to get them to move for the life of me. Is it as simple as a good clamp in a vice and pulling out, then later pressing in w/ same vice?

    Any input would be helpful.
    I also need to know...just got mine from Wheels and sprockets with bushing setup on right. I need to get the silver pieces out.
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    Somehow I was able to twist mine out with just a strong grip.

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    So are they in 2 pieces? How did you get the little reducers out? Damn I swear, always something when trying to ride..LOL
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    It's a three piece design. One pin that goes through the shock bushing, and two sleeves that fit over either end. They should twist out but sometimes they get stuck and you need to push them out with sockets. Use a small one to push the pin through and a second larger to accept the pin.

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    Got em out....damn what a pain in the arse. Shock is installed and rides pretty damn good. Triad what? HaHa
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