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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 3:22 pm 
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I know there's been much chat about this in the past on this forum and on idriders.com but I'm starting a new thread because there seems to be no easy way of tracking down a really nice diagram with dimensions and pics to manufacture a cone to fit a 165mm Fox Float shock to fit a Proflex Beast, I'm pretty certain it has been done a few times and would be really grateful if somebody could help me out, it really would mean a lot.
I have a mate with a metal lathe that owes me a favor so should have no trouble in getting one made.

Thanks in advance.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:50 am 
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Don't just get one, pretty please :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:31 pm 
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I'd be more than happy to get a handful made as soon as I get a suitable drawing/template and measurements :)


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:18 pm 
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Well....thanks to a fellow forum member, I got the drawings I needed but so much for friends owing me a favour, he still wanted £40 for machining one :/

Guess I'll have to go see if I can get some better quotes from other engineering companies.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:17 am 
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for a one-off part i don'r think £40 is too bad a price, its about tge same as I paid.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:41 am 
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A least two-off, probably three please :wink: hope that helps with the quotes?


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:47 pm 
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im up for one if you get a few made :D


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:36 pm 
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I have had an adapter made to do this, here is hte link once more: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=152885&hilit=xp8

I had 3 made up, I know an old geezer with lathe and milling machine who knocked these out for me, and the bushes for the shock. I sold this at cost, for around £ 30, so £ 40 is not that bad.

ALternative is Risse shcock, and these would cost at least £ 120 from the US.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:48 am 
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Is this the drawing you used? It's for a specific shock as I recall, although I'm sure that it could work with others...

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