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    New question here. Vanilla 2005 travel adjustment dilemma

    The 2005 Fox Vanilla RLC comes stock set at 130mm travel. According to the manual this can be reduced to 100mm by popping off the spacer on top of the left leg and clipping it on the bottom of that leg and on the right leg by popping off the spacer on top of that leg and not replacing it.
    I want to change the travel to 115mm. There have been threads before on this topic, but on older Vanilla models.
    Is the correct procedure to grind down/modify the top spacers to 15mm each and then pop them back on top of both the right and left leg as before(like in the stock 130mm setting the fork comes in)??
    The other option would be to clip the 15mm modified spacer on the BOTTOM of the LEFT leg and leave the 15mm modified spacer on TOP of the RIGHT leg as before.
    Does Fox sell different size spacers, and will the pre 2005 ones fit the new shafts??
    It should be easy to modify a nylon bushing as a travel spacer if necessary.
    Please help, would really appreciate it if someone could go through this step by step.
    Would this adjustment void the warranty? Would the performance be altered in any way(unlikely)?
    Goatman
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    Quote Originally Posted by goatman
    The 2005 Fox Vanilla RLC comes stock set at 130mm travel. According to the manual this can be reduced to 100mm by popping off the spacer on top of the left leg and clipping it on the bottom of that leg and on the right leg by popping off the spacer on top of that leg and not replacing it.
    I want to change the travel to 115mm. There have been threads before on this topic, but on older Vanilla models.
    Is the correct procedure to grind down/modify the top spacers to 15mm each and then pop them back on top of both the right and left leg as before(like in the stock 130mm setting the fork comes in)??
    The other option would be to clip the 15mm modified spacer on the BOTTOM of the LEFT leg and leave the 15mm modified spacer on TOP of the RIGHT leg as before.
    Does Fox sell different size spacers, and will the pre 2005 ones fit the new shafts??
    It should be easy to modify a nylon bushing as a travel spacer if necessary.
    Please help, would really appreciate it if someone could go through this step by step.
    Would this adjustment void the warranty? Would the performance be altered in any way(unlikely)?
    Check out these instructions, specifically steps 31-33: http://www.enduroforkseals.com/id28.html . They are for the 125 Vanilla and show how spacer placement must be coordinated between three different locations. Once you look at the pics and understand how to balance out the spacers, you can make spacers of any height you want to reduce from the full 130mm. Nylon bushings with a slot cut into the center hole (just imitate the basic configuration of your existing spacer) will work fine. Reducing travel to a custom level will not affect performance or warranty.

    -Chris

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