Vanilla R noise- Mtbr.com
Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: Vanilla R noise

  1. #1
    tihgiB
    Reputation: McGyver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    11

    Vanilla R noise

    Just got a Fox Vanilla R rear shock and it makes a faint clinking sound while riding, mostly when in mid travel, like coming to the bottom of a hill. Other than that it works well. Any ideas?

  2. #2
    Are you talking to me?
    Reputation: damion's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Posts
    3,882

    Way too vague.

    Quote Originally Posted by McGyver
    Just got a Fox Vanilla R rear shock and it makes a faint clinking sound while riding, mostly when in mid travel, like coming to the bottom of a hill. Other than that it works well. Any ideas?
    Check att the hardware around it. If that is not it, remove the shock, Let the pressure out, and cycle it by hand.
    gfy

  3. #3
    tihgiB
    Reputation: McGyver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    11
    Quote Originally Posted by damion
    Check att the hardware around it. If that is not it, remove the shock, Let the pressure out, and cycle it by hand.
    I checked the mounting. It seems to be coming from inside. I was wondering if it was normal, maybe part of the Pro Pedal valving, but it's definately inside the shock. How do I depressurize it, and how do I refill it after? Thanks for the quick reply...

  4. #4
    Former Noob Herder
    Reputation: zedro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    5,261
    Quote Originally Posted by McGyver
    How do I depressurize it, and how do I refill it after? Thanks for the quick reply...
    somehow i think Damion has never done this, because you shouldn't. Unless you really know what you're doing, send it off for servicing.
    Quote Originally Posted by Gunslingger
    no doubt you must have majored in english or something rad!!!

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation: RobsterCraw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    1,417
    That must be the defunct fox poor pedal (pro pedal). The noise is a common complaint for pro pedal equiped shocks

  6. #6
    tihgiB
    Reputation: McGyver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    11
    Quote Originally Posted by zedro
    somehow i think Damion has never done this, because you shouldn't. Unless you really know what you're doing, send it off for servicing.
    I just got a message from the LBS and they said they talked to Fox and to send it in for warrantee inspection/repair. Thanks for the posts.

  7. #7
    Are you talking to me?
    Reputation: damion's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Posts
    3,882

    What The?

    Quote Originally Posted by zedro
    somehow i think Damion has never done this, because you shouldn't. Unless you really know what you're doing, send it off for servicing.

    What are YOU talking about? I was simply telling him to remove the shock, let the air out, and cycle it, to be sure that the noise was from the shock. What is wrong with that? What did you think I meant?


    Check out the name of the original poster. You dont think that someone with the name mcgyver can figure that one out?
    gfy

  8. #8
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    215
    He's got a Vanilla R, not an air sprung Float shock...

  9. #9
    Are you talking to me?
    Reputation: damion's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Posts
    3,882

    Duh... I am a dumbass.

    Quote Originally Posted by Enduro_506
    He's got a Vanilla R, not an air sprung Float shock...
    I was thinking Float the whole time. Sorry, Zed.
    gfy

  10. #10
    tihgiB
    Reputation: McGyver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    11
    Quote Originally Posted by damion
    I was thinking Float the whole time. Sorry, Zed.
    Too funny! Yeah, I tried to find the valve to let the air out of the coil but couldn't find it... LOL... Thanks for the help, I'll be taking it in tomorrow. I'll let you know what it was when I get it back. Later...

  11. #11
    tihgiB
    Reputation: McGyver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    11
    Well, I found three more brand new bikes with the "R" and they all make the same sound. Another LBS mechanic told me they all do it, nothing wrong, just noisy valving/piston... It works good, so I'll keep it 'til I can afford somthing better. Thanks for the input. Later...

Similar Threads

  1. Fox Vanilla Forx - noise coming from damper knob... anyone?
    By frank n. beans in forum Shocks and Suspension
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 09-03-2006, 06:55 PM
  2. Strange noise when riding
    By some_guy282 in forum Beginner's Corner
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10-29-2004, 08:31 AM
  3. Pushed Vanilla RC for XCE: Yuck.
    By tscheezy in forum Turner
    Replies: 33
    Last Post: 10-12-2004, 11:33 PM
  4. _ILLOGICAL_ drivetrain noise
    By Vic in forum Drivetrain - shifters, derailleurs, cranks
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-07-2004, 12:43 AM
  5. SID rear shock noise
    By dgangi in forum Shocks and Suspension
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-26-2004, 09:01 PM

Members who have read this thread: 0

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2019 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.