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    Flite Shock Orientation

    I wasn't able to mount the Monarch shock in the upright orientation. The air valve was hitting the swing arms. I wasn't even able to to return the valve to the closed position.

    I have mounted the shock upside side with the valve face the chainring direction.

    Anyone able to mount the shock upright?

    How do you have your shock mounted?

    pics would be welcomed too.

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    Which travel setting

    Quote Originally Posted by Dictatorsaurus
    I wasn't able to mount the Monarch shock in the upright orientation. The air valve was hitting the swing arms. I wasn't even able to to return the valve to the closed position.

    I have mounted the shock upside side with the valve face the chainring direction.

    Anyone able to mount the shock upright?

    How do you have your shock mounted?

    pics would be welcomed too.
    5 or 6"?
    Wait,who did he tell you that?....

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    I'm using the 5" position.

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    Check Buzz Cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by Dictatorsaurus
    I'm using the 5" position.
    Sure he's at 5" reg orientation w/ Monarch. Deralin_Palin I believe has his upside down, but maybe at 6" and not using the Monarch though.

    I recalled a similar post to yours that someone had the clearence problem but had it at 6" setting.
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    Yeah there's a clearance issue with my RS MC3.3, so I have to mount it upside down with the FG and lockout knobs facing the seat tube because they touch the downtube if the shock is upside down and facing the downtube. A bit annoying to reach down there and flick the knob. This is in the 6" position.

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    yah, not sure why the prob

    Quote Originally Posted by derailin_palin
    Yeah there's a clearance issue with my RS MC3.3, so I have to mount it upside down with the FG and lockout knobs facing the seat tube because they touch the downtube if the shock is upside down and facing the downtube. A bit annoying to reach down there and flick the knob. This is in the 6" position.
    on the 5" setting.
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    Does moving the swivel valve to the closed position form a seal?

    I'm wondering if its ok to leave it in the open position. I'd like to have the shock mounted upright for easy lock out access.

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    Lockout?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dictatorsaurus
    Does moving the swivel valve to the closed position form a seal?

    I'm wondering if its ok to leave it in the open position. I'd like to have the shock mounted upright for easy lock out access.
    What shock did they send you?? Was it the 4.2?? I didn't think the 3.1 had it.
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    They sent a 3.1. I went ahead and bought a 4.2.

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    Right I remember now

    Quote Originally Posted by Dictatorsaurus
    They sent a 3.1. I went ahead and bought a 4.2.
    You had the shock sent back to be 'worked' on and it came back 'worked over'!

    So on the 4.2 mounting it vert puts the lockout lever facing in towards seat tube? Interesting. Makes sense I guess since the installs I've seen on the 4.2 have been on a more horizontal plane in line with seat stays basically there would be more clearence in the void below top tube.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JMac47
    You had the shock sent back to be 'worked' on and it came back 'worked over'!

    So on the 4.2 mounting it vert puts the lockout lever facing in towards seat tube? Interesting. Makes sense I guess since the installs I've seen on the 4.2 have been on a more horizontal plane in line with seat stays basically there would be more clearence in the void below top tube.
    Here's how I have it mounted. I was wondering if it's ok to leave the valve in the "open" position since I can't close it due to the swing arms being in the way.


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    you can do what ever you want
    BTW, it's 'rockers' ;not 'swingarm:
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll
    you can do what ever you want
    BTW, it's 'rockers' ;not 'swingarm:
    Just be happy I called them "swingarms" and not something like "those black thingies!"

    My bike anatomy terminology is horrible.

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    [QUOTE=highdelll]you can do what ever you want
    BTW, it's 'rockers'
    I do whatever i want...
    I do a Rocker

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    I got my answer from SRAM.

    The position of the valve has no effect whatsoever. It doesn't form a seal and the only purpose for moving it is to move it away from the suspension.

    I'm going to leave the shock as it is. Works fine that way.

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