shock bushing condition

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  • 02-01-2013
    DLd
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    shock bushing condition
    Would you say this bushing is in fine condition, or needs to be replaced?Attachment 767384Attachment 767385

    Thanks in advance!
  • 02-01-2013
    Jeff in Bend
    I wouldn't say it's fine, was there any play? They are so cheap I would replace it.
  • 02-01-2013
    Dooms101
    You can also upgrade to a needle bearing instead of a new bushing. Lots of people claim that it's the best $30 they've ever spent. I plan on getting a set myself. I hooked up one of the eyelets on my bike and tried to rotate the shock around and there was a ton friction! You don't have to replace both eyelets, just the one with the most movement, but it really depends on the suspension design.
  • 02-01-2013
    keen
    If the reducers came out by hand they need to be replaced. If the reducers are 2 piece they should also be replaced - use a 3 piece design. Fox has a new design : http://forums.mtbr.com/shocks-suspen...re-795113.html
  • 02-02-2013
    DLd
    I don't know if the reducers came out by hand. I just bought it off eBay. It was listed as New in Box, that he just bought the wrong size, but apparently he tried to install it before he figured out it was the wrong size. From the pics I posted, it looks like a 2 piece reducer was pushed in. The other end looks unused. I'm assuming he put the reducers in this end, tried to fit it up and realized it was the wrong size. I'm just wondering if the bushing got messed up from that or not. Deciding whether I should dispute the sale and send it back. It's a Rock Shox Monarch XX, so can I even use the new fox mounting kit on it?
  • 02-02-2013
    keen
    Yes you can use fox hardware - check bushing fitment with the mounting hardware. Visually those look OK - they are only a few bucks if replacement is needed.
  • 02-02-2013
    dirtyjack
    shock bushing condition
    I went with the new nylon bushings, they work great
  • 02-02-2013
    DLd
    Re: shock bushing condition
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dirtyjack View Post
    I went with the new nylon bushings, they work great

    The fox ones? If I get one of the new fox kits, do I have to replace the du bushings to use their new 3 piece reducers?

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  • 02-02-2013
    DLd
    Re: shock bushing condition
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by keen View Post
    Yes you can use fox hardware - check bushing fitment with the mounting hardware. Visually those look OK - they are only a few bucks if replacement is needed.

    Cool. Thanks.

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  • 02-21-2013
    Jetta2010
    I just received my RP2 back from Fox and it came with the new hardware. The top goes in but having a little trouble fitting the bottom in the frame. Any tricks?

    Also have all new bearings to replace the eight in the frame associated with the rear travel. Just need a little time to do the work. Will post back as to how things turn out.