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    2010 rp23 and custom valving?

    So 2 rides deep on my 2010 rip 9 the rear shox exploaded. Anyway they sent me a whole new canister and internals. (now it's none BV)
    So now I rode the new rebuilt shox, but seams the pro pedal isn't working, (I set the sag at 25% and when in propedal at the firmest setting sag is still 25%). feels like a regular float now. plus I was wondering about the valving, since niner's site said rip9 have custom valving.

    Thoughts or ideas ?

    lastly - It's still under warranty should I send it back to fox and try my luck again or send it to push and be done with it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob1208lv
    So 2 rides deep on my 2010 rip 9 the rear shox exploaded. Anyway they sent me a whole new canister and internals. (now it's none BV)
    So now I rode the new rebuilt shox, but seams the pro pedal isn't working, (I set the sag at 25% and when in propedal at the firmest setting sag is still 25%). feels like a regular float now. plus I was wondering about the valving, since niner's site said rip9 have custom valving.

    Thoughts or ideas ?

    lastly - It's still under warranty should I send it back to fox and try my luck again or send it to push and be done with it?
    I'd contact Fox and explain the issue. Maybe they could perform a Fox Pro Tune.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keen
    I'd contact Fox and explain the issue. Maybe they could perform a Fox Pro Tune.
    Great idea, I just sent them a email...

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    BTW Propedal settings won't affect the sag.
    Propedal affects only the initial stroke resistance!.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blcman
    BTW Propedal settings won't affect the sag.
    Propedal affects only the initial stroke resistance!.
    So if I put the propedal on it's firmest setting and mash down on the
    Seat, should it feel and do the same as when off propedal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob1208lv
    So if I put the propedal on it's firmest setting and mash down on the
    Seat, should it feel and do the same as when off propedal?
    If you mash down on the seat, it'll be harder to feel the effects of the Propedal.
    If you gently push on the seat you should feel more initial resistance in the firmest setting compared to the softest setting.
    Once past this beginning resistance the propedal has no affect on the rest of the stroke!.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blcman
    If you mash down on the seat, it'll be harder to feel the effects of the Propedal.
    If you gently push on the seat you should feel more initial resistance in the firmest setting compared to the softest setting.
    Once past this beginning resistance the propedal has no affect on the rest of the stroke!.
    No matter where the propedal is, it feels the same on or off.
    And still has bob on the trail. Any info on the custom valving
    Or BV. No longer have either? Rides like a float with a extra
    Lever and a different sticker on it.

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    Did you go into the shocks damper when rebuilt or just the air can "internals" from your OP?
    If the shock is still under warranty, send it back in. Sounds like it needs some professional love!
    If not under warranty, I'd try Push!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blcman
    Did you go into the shocks damper when rebuilt or just the air can "internals" from your OP?
    If the shock is still under warranty, send it back in. Sounds like it needs some professional love!
    If not under warranty, I'd try Push!
    is still under warranty, I 'm not sure what the local bike shop had to do extensively. I'll ask them when I bring it back today..

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob1208lv
    is still under warranty, I 'm not sure what the local bike shop had to do extensively. I'll ask them when I bring it back today..
    Best starting point IMO!.

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    I doubt the bike shop did anything to the internal valving. Unless they had the tools to pressurize the IFP, they might have just replaced the outer sleeve and seals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the-one1
    I doubt the bike shop did anything to the internal valving. Unless they had the tools to pressurize the IFP, they might have just replaced the outer sleeve and seals.
    Yes your right it was the sleeve and and new canister they sent out

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob1208lv
    is still under warranty, I 'm not sure what the local bike shop had to do extensively. I'll ask them when I bring it back today..
    When my Fox shock was under warranty I dealt directly w/ Fox - I didn't want the middleman confusion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob1208lv
    No matter where the propedal is, it feels the same on or off.
    And still has bob on the trail. Any info on the custom valving
    Or BV. No longer have either? Rides like a float with a extra
    Lever and a different sticker on it.
    I also have a 2010 RIP, the seal went also. The shock came back from FOX but the sleeve or sticker I should say notes RP23 but no Boost Valve. I discussed with my LBS and was told the shock still has the boost valve just a different sleeve. The sticker looks similar to the 2011 having no colour - fox logo is black but it also looks like a 2009 but again with no colour. Going for first ride today so will see, find the sticker thing odd though.
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