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    Adjustable ride height Monarch

    I took some time out yesterday to make a little gimmick for my Monarch.

    I wanted to be able to adjust the ride height, and didn't feel like having yet another cable to maintain.
    I made it electrical instead, which actually turned out lighter than making it cable pull style.
    I calculated the power consumption to allow for approximately 3 months of frequent use, on a pair of AAA cells. With LiPo that allows for a very small cell.

    Anyhow, it seems to work well.


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    dang ya should go into business making custom parts
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    I feel like half the things I enjoy on this website come from you. Well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deke505 View Post
    dang ya should go into business making custom parts
    I already am, just for the medical industry


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Magura View Post
    I already am, just for the medical industry


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    me thinks it is time to expand or deversify your self
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    how does it work?

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    Yes, please elaborate on how it works.

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    Dropper post, want


    Coo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deerhill View Post
    Dropper post, want


    Coo!
    And that's in fact exactly how this toy is gonna end up, built into a frame as a dropper post

    It seems though that I may make another one for my FS.


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    Quote Originally Posted by beanbag View Post
    how does it work?
    With an electric valve, allowing to move air from one side of the air piston to the other.
    It's real simple in fact.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Magura View Post
    I already am, just for the medical industry


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    Lookin good, Maggie. It's starting to look like a cross between the new "Autosag" Fox shock and the Fox iCD system.

    hehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by shibiwan View Post


    Lookin good, Maggie. It's starting to look like a cross between the new "Autosag" Fox shock and the Fox iCD system.

    hehe

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    Well, my point in this, was rather to be able to lower and stiffen up the rear for climbing and gravel roads, as opposed to Fox just stiffening up the rear, but still leaving the rider hanging 100mm too high to be ideal for the situation.
    I think I will attempt something similar for my Revelation. It could be rather neat to lower the bike like 100mm in both ends.

    This mod is relatively simple to do on the Monarch, but I still haven't figured the solution for the Revelation.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Magura View Post
    And that's in fact exactly how this toy is gonna end up, built into a frame as a dropper post

    It seems though that I may make another one for my FS.


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    Pics of it mounted up w/ power supply?

    About travel adjust on the fork, have you look at how Kowa is doing this w/ their fork? From what I read, it's very simple and may work well w/ an electric switch like you've got going on the Monarch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pau11y View Post
    Pics of it mounted up w/ power supply?

    About travel adjust on the fork, have you look at how Kowa is doing this w/ their fork? From what I read, it's very simple and may work well w/ an electric switch like you've got going on the Monarch.
    Currently the power supply is of no interest, as it's just two AAA rechargeable batteries.
    I have ordered LiPo cells today though.

    Do you have a link to the Kowa system? I don't think I've ever stumbled on it.


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    EDIT: I just found the Kowa solution you told about. It is along the lines of what I'm on about. Making it work with an electric valve, is a bit more complicated than it seems, due to space constraints. As I recall, the Revelation is 28mm internal upper leg diameter.
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    I kinda expected this topic to be a good base for some collective brain storming, and helping some of you guys doing a bit of DIY?

    Loads of people seem to take a look at this thread, to just wander off?
    Does it look too complicated (it's not)?
    Or just general lack of interest in something like this?


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    I find it interesting and applaud your creativeness. Would like to see you apply this to a dropper post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calhoun View Post
    Would like to see you apply this to a dropper post
    Making this work for a dropper post, would be fairly simple.
    The bad news is, that I have no need for a dropper post, as I will use the Monarch for that duty
    It could be a future project though, if none of the big boys get it sorted soon, and make something that actually works.

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    After sending it in twice, RS sent me out a Monarch RT3. Now I have a Monarch R sitting in a box. Tastefully, the RT3 also leaks-just not as aggressively. Things to do with my Monarch R-I wonder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ehigh View Post
    After sending it in twice, RS sent me out a Monarch RT3. Now I have a Monarch R sitting in a box. Tastefully, the RT3 also leaks-just not as aggressively. Things to do with my Monarch R-I wonder.
    It would be a good candidate.

    If there is enough interest, I'm sure we could talk a machine shop into making the machined parts. Fitting them to the shock is pretty much kitchen table work.


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    Playing the guinea pig could be fun, what do you propose?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ehigh View Post
    Playing the guinea pig could be fun, what do you propose?
    Let's give it a couple of days, and see if there's enough interest.
    If so, I'll make a back o' napkin for this, and see if I can make somebody make a few kits.


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    I'll stay posted then, it's wasting space for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Magura View Post
    And that's in fact exactly how this toy is gonna end up, built into a frame as a dropper post

    It seems though that I may make another one for my FS.


    Magura

    Dropper Electro-clamp/frame integration you say..hmm internal wiring?



    DYAD shock vs Mr. Magura switched monarch...

    Electro-Monarch ftw (smaller, prob has awesome blow-off sound plus EASY to service push style)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deerhill View Post
    Dropper Electro-clamp/frame integration you say..hmm internal wiring?



    DYAD shock vs Mr. Magura switched monarch...

    Electro-Monarch ftw (smaller, prob has awesome blow-off sound plus EASY to service push style)
    In my case, semi internal wiring, but for a couple of small wires, you're pretty much free to do anything.

    .....and yes, it sounds like a waste gate blow-off


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    ...rolling hills- hammer hammer, PSSS bomb dh hub spools up PSHH LOL

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