You seem to be the resident expert about disassembling things so I figure you could answer my question.
I just bought a Fox vanilla R to put on my 2004 Burner. I was wondering if I can use the same bushings and bolts from the Fox Float that came with the bike? If so, how should I go about removing the bushings from the float and installing them on the Vanilla?
If anybody else has attempted to do this, please chime in.
Thanks in advance,
All you need to do is remove the two bolts holding the shock on the bike (5mm allen bolt with a 10mm nut), and then slide the shock out of the frame and rocker. Each end of the shock will have two aluminum spacers which are lightly pressed into the shock's eyelets (the part the bolt went through). Just try to twist/pull on these to get them out. They should just pop right out. If they are in tight, use a pair of pliers covered in cloth (so you don't gouge the aluminum).
Once you have them out, just push them into the naked eyelets of the other shock. Fox fits Fox so they should go right in, and then you can bolt the shock back on the bike.
Did you get a Propedal or not? What was the current Float? It will be interesting to know what you think...
tscheezy, that sounds like a simple enough process. I bought the Burner at Supergo so it came with a 2003 Float RL, and I'm replacing it with a 2003 Vanilla RC. Nothing fancy. I figure I've been doing just fine without the propedal (or SPV) technology. I'd like to wait until I hear a few more things on the shocks equipped with the new technology. Perhaps I'll see somebody with one of these shocks on the trail and they'll let me take their bike for a spin.
Have you tried the vanilla propedal shock? To be honest, I'm not really sure what it does different. I'm sure you could enlighten me though. Maybe I could sell the Float and invest in the Vanilla RC propedal (like the one in your picture).
Anyway, thanks for the info. Please tell me a little about the propedal shocks when you get a chance.
I would have.....
loved to try out yours. For some reason I'm thinking you from the New Jersy region, is this correct? You have a Burner, right? Thanks for the info, I think I made a mistake buying the Vanilla RC without doing a little more reseach on the Propedal technology.
Originally Posted by steve3
I've heard people mention this Push modification. What is it all about?
Sorry about all the stupid questions. I've been without a bike since around September and I didn't really read up on all the new Technology. I rode an XCE all last summer and I sold it because my fiance and I bought a house. I put the extra money from the bike toward the down payment,,,blah blah blah...we all know where that goes. Actually, I bought a spring from tscheezy about a year ago for my old XCE. I had a differend screen name on this board. Perhaps tscheezy will remember.....Edub. Ring a bell?
Anyway, thanks for all the help. This site is the first place I turn anytime I have a question.
good bro. I'm taking a week off from work on the first week in July. Maybe we can set something up, maybe get a few other interested people to come. I would love to spend the 4th of July in NYC. Give me a holler if you ever plan on coming to Ohio. I'd be glad to show you around.
Originally Posted by steve3
Does this Derren have a website where I can read a little more about what he does? Any idea on price? I am very interested. I just realized that I said I bought a vanilla RC. I actually bought a Vanilla R. Does he still do his thing with Vanilla R's? Or does he only do work on Float's?
My bike isn't quite built up yet. Actually, the rest of the stuff will arrive tomorrow. So hopefully I'll be able to get out this weekend. In case you're interested here's whats on it.
Frame: 2004 Burner (Black w/charcoal decals)
Fork:2004 Fox Vanilla 125 R
Headset: King (silver)
Bar: Easton EA-90 sl riser
Front Der: XT
Crankset: XT Hollowtech
Shifters: XT dual control
Brakes Avid Mechanical
Wheels: Mavic Crossmax XL UST Disc
Tires: Continental Explorer Pro (I'm running tubes for now)
Pedals: Egg Beaters
It's looking pretty sweet, I'll try to get some pictures up sometime.
By the way, I have to give huge props to Bill Larson (email@example.com). He ownes Cycle Path in Portland Oregon. He is an awesome guy to work with. He hooked me up with everything.
Exactly, the lower spring support ring has a slot in it. You back the preload collar way off so that you can lift the spring up a bit, then you raise the spring support ring off a little pedestal and slide it off via the split.
Originally Posted by steve3
Yeah I do. That's funny. I sold 2 or 3 springs last winter that I didn't need. When I was riding up Amasa Back on our Moab trip this weekend I ran into Biker40X. He recognized me by my bike which I had posted pics of here, and I had sent him one of the other springs. We really are an inbred bunch...
Originally Posted by buckeye_nut
And no, I have not tried any of the ProPedal shocks. I'd like to, but I think I will just get my Vanilla RC off the XCE "Pushed" this fall. If the Swinger Air works out on the Spot, I may get one for the XCE also, but I would rather stick with the 1.75" stroke for leverage reasons and I don't like the long looks of the XR rockers.
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