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    ProPedal lever restricted by brace... Design flaw?

    Hello community, this is my very first post to for forum, I have always found great help with my cycling quandaries here, so now its time to post my own question.

    My Rocky Mountain ETSX-50 has an RP-3 float with a propedal option. the little blue lever's action is restricted by the brace that holds the shock. I dont feel the lever "clicking" or resting into place when i move it back and forth, it just flops around between the limit of the brace. Is this a design flaw? do i need to modify the lever so it clears?

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    Can you flip the lever over the top (clockwise)?

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    I could remove the lever and then replace it above the bracket, but then I would only have access to the settings on that one area, eg. (stuck on or off)

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    That seems a little weird. Does the position change when you're sitting with your weight on the bike?

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    What model year frame? Was this the original shock? I Googled the Rocky Mountain ETSX-50 and saw many equipped w/ the Float R & RP23.

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    I dont think my posistion changes when i am sitting and i wiggle the lever

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    I am not sure if it is the original shock. perhaps it isnt. I just dont get how its supposed to work, or if it is or is not working.

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    why dont you just flip the shock over ... place the top of the shock up instead of down or would it hit the rocker arm
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    Quote Originally Posted by hamhockracer View Post
    Hello community, this is my very first post to for forum, I have always found great help with my cycling quandaries here, so now its time to post my own question.

    My Rocky Mountain ETSX-50 has an RP-3 float with a propedal option. the little blue lever's action is restricted by the brace that holds the shock. I dont feel the lever "clicking" or resting into place when i move it back and forth, it just flops around between the limit of the brace. Is this a design flaw? do i need to modify the lever so it clears?

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    Many thanks in advance
    You can fix this. Its a little bit complicated, but you seem like the kinda guy that might only slightly break everything in the attempt..

    1) Take some allen wrenches and unbolt/remove the lower shock bolts.
    2) The lower part of the shock will now be loose and you should be able to move it so that you can..
    3) Rotate the PP lever so that the lever points upwards towards the shock's shaft. Early RP3's will allow the lever to spin all the way around, but its only active when pointing towards the other end of the shock. I believe it needs to be turned clockwise as you look at it. Don't force it. It will be smooth and easy to move.
    4) With the lever in the right orientation, you should feel some noticeable clicks when PP is "on" and "off"
    5) re-attach the slower shock bolts

    Done!
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    Every picture I've seen of the ETSX-50's online show the pro-pedal lever in a different orientation to yours, so I'd assume that the shock on the bike is not the original unit.
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    Just do as ohpossum says, and you won't have any further issues.
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    I think you just need to un-bolt the shock and flip the lever facing up. If you now have 3 PP positions you have the older RP3.

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    Gosh everyone! thanks for the help, I flipped the lever over with success! I can now enjoy the fun that is pro-pedal. everyone who helped out has now won a prize...

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