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    Problem accessing shock on X-5

    I bought an x5 not too long ago (it was an older model) and finally after building it up, I noticed one problem. I can't access the shock to add/release air without removing one of the bolts of the shock. Is there a different rocker that I can purchase to remedy this problem?

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    If you have an older shock that doesn't have the forward-facing air valve, then you generally have to choose between easy access to the air valve and easy access to the platform lever. Newer shocks have the forward-facing air valve, or IIRC you can send it in to Fox or Push and get a new valve installed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Okayfine View Post
    If you have an older shock that doesn't have the forward-facing air valve, then you generally have to choose between easy access to the air valve and easy access to the platform lever. Newer shocks have the forward-facing air valve, or IIRC you can send it in to Fox or Push and get a new valve installed.
    Didn't Fox make a noodle that could be added to older shocks? Looked like a on old V brake noodle, but but obviously made for high air pressure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ciclistagonzo View Post
    Didn't Fox make a noodle that could be added to older shocks? Looked like a on old V brake noodle, but but obviously made for high air pressure.

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    I think it was called the Gizmo or something like that.

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    FOX GONZO VALVE.

    Problem solved.
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    The Gonzo valve isn't going to work being that I can't even take my cap off because the rocker is in the way. When I unscrew the cap it runs into the rocker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scaryfast View Post
    The Gonzo valve isn't going to work being that I can't even take my cap off because the rocker is in the way. When I unscrew the cap it runs into the rocker.
    ?? Take a pic and post, but I do believe the Gonzo Valve replaces the schrader valve on there now.

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    This is a top down view of my issue.

    The blue is my frame, under is my shock(unseen)

    The black part is my rocker.

    I've already unscrewed as much of my cap as possible. You will notice that it backs up all the way to the rocker.

    I don't think the Fox tool will work if I can't even get the cap off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scaryfast View Post


    This is a top down view of my issue.

    The blue is my frame, under is my shock(unseen)

    The black part is my rocker.

    I've already unscrewed as much of my cap as possible. You will notice that it backs up all the way to the rocker.

    I don't think the Fox tool will work if I can't even get the cap off.
    Here is a step by step.

    1. Buy Fox Gonzo Valve
    2. Remove shock from frame
    3. Release air from shock
    4. Remove air valve block from shock
    5. Install Gonzo Valve.
    6. Install shock to frame
    7. Inflate shock

    If you have problems with any of these steps take you bike to a shop.


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    Quote Originally Posted by scaryfast View Post


    This is a top down view of my issue.

    The blue is my frame, under is my shock(unseen)

    The black part is my rocker.

    I've already unscrewed as much of my cap as possible. You will notice that it backs up all the way to the rocker.

    I don't think the Fox tool will work if I can't even get the cap off.
    Gotcha, I'd forgetten about this issue. Just remove the upper shock bolt, the rocker will slide up and out of the way and you can adjust the air as needed. But, yeah get the gonzo valve, it will clear the rocker and save you some headaches later.
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    Ah, that diagram makes things way more understandable to comprehend. Thanks for hooking that up guys, much appreciate! It looks like the gonzo tool will help after all. I'll go order one of these soon. Cheers!

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