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 Post subject: Judy FSX questions
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:40 pm 
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hi guys
ive recently bought a couple of sets of FSX Judys, both of which seem to be in great nick after stripping them down.
i was thinking about swapping the braces on them as ive read they have a habit of going snap. can anyone remember what options there were for after market braces? i seem to remember its the same fitting as a normal judy - can anyone confirm this?
also ive been hunting around for some englund/risse cartridges but cant find anything - does anyone know how recently these stopped being made?
sorry for all the questions and thanks in advance!
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 Post subject: Re: Judy FSX questions
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:45 pm 
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Bear-Chan wrote:
hi guys
ive recently bought a couple of sets of FSX Judys, both of which seem to be in great nick after stripping them down.
i was thinking about swapping the braces on them as ive read they have a habit of going snap. can anyone remember what options there were for after market braces? i seem to remember its the same fitting as a normal judy - can anyone confirm this?
also ive been hunting around for some englund/risse cartridges but cant find anything - does anyone know how recently these stopped being made?
sorry for all the questions and thanks in advance!
BC


eBay might be your only option for them now.
Thats where I got mine at 1/4 of the cost of factory direct (when they were still online)

The braces on the first gen Judy's have a reputation for breaking, but I've not heard this of the FSX stuff.

Providing that the bolt locations are the same, which I'm pretty sure they are, you have several option.

Brodie and AC being two of them....though I don't think you'll need an aftermarket brace.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 11:28 pm 
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hi rumpfy
thanks a lot for the tips - i kinda guessed ebay would be the only option! ill put a post up in the wanted section as well just in case.
cheers!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 12:48 am 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 10:18 am 
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yup, standard judy & FSX braces are interchangeable. the FSX braces commonly crack near the mounting bolt (I've broken 2). styfe carbon shock bones is probs the nicest aftermarket judy fitting fork brace & looks cool on the FSX (check pics of carstens & alans yo eddy).

try contacting white bros suspension & hippie tech for arlo england kits. personally I'd go with coil springs, heavier but a lot more reliable!


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 Post subject: Tuning FSXs
PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 12:03 pm 
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I'm converting my two pairs of FSXs to run a Speed Spring in each leg and the existing air cartridge in the other. Felt that just air was a tad too spongy for the FSR...

Will report back when I know how they ride.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 12:14 pm 
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hi guys
thanks for the input - scant i dont suppose you still haev this do you?
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... 3ab671b372
wishful thinking i guess!
neil - that sounds like a pretty good plan. id be very interested to hear how you get on with them.


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 Post subject: Re: Tuning FSXs
PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 12:15 pm 
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mrkawasaki wrote:
I'm converting my two pairs of FSXs to run a Speed Spring in each leg and the existing air cartridge in the other. Felt that just air was a tad too spongy for the FSR...



thats possibly due to the rear shock being too long & placing more weight than normal on the front end.


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 Post subject: Fiddle
PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 2:08 pm 
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That was trying your FSX on a rigid M2 - the FSRs have DH or DHOs on at the minute. Yep, it's old ground about the length of the FSR rear shock - but as I have 3 lengths of shock to try I'm sure it'll be resolved to my satisfaction!

Fettling - don't ya just love it!


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 Post subject: Re: Fiddle
PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 3:12 pm 
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shorter original length shock is whats needed ;)


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