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 Post subject: Fox RP3 Rear Shock
PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:35 pm 
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As title.

Taken off a 2005/2006 Cove Hustler.
180mm eye to eye.
45mm stroke.

As you can see from the photos, it's in absolutely outstanding condition with barely a mark on it. In fact the only mark I could see was one to the decal, which I've pictured.

It all works as it should and holds air perfectly. However, I would suggest that it needs a service as I don't know when it was last done, and the shock sounds "squishy" which would suggest to me that a bit of air has got into the damping somehow, and it needs a bit of a makeover ;)

Like I said though, it still works perfectly as it is.

Please note that the bottom set of shock bushes will not be included - I just haven't got around to removing them :oops:

Just £55 posted to anywhere in the UK - or £60 posted anywhere in Europe.
I will also post Worldwide at cost.
Payment via Paypal Gift (or buyer pays fees).

Thanks :D

SOLD :D


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 Post subject: Re: Fox RP3 Rear Shock
PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:36 pm 
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More photos, because I can't seem to upload more than 2 at a time :evil:


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 Post subject: Re: Fox RP3 Rear Shock
PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:40 pm 
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I have more pictures, but I'm losing the will to live trying to upload them to the thread, and I can't access Photobucket in work to do it that way.

Just let me know if you want to see any more and I'll pm some over.


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 Post subject: Re: Fox RP3 Rear Shock
PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:48 pm 
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8th time lucky ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Fox RP3 Rear Shock
PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:56 pm 
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Hi there,

Are you sure of eye to eye and stroke. If a Hustler, then it should be a 190mm x50mm, in which case, I would be interested. Can you tell me if the rebound bit works properly though? My RP3 has just popped and only has rebound on the last 2 clicks. I presume the nitrogen has disappeared! Does the propedal feature all work too?
Cheers,

Simon


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 Post subject: Re: Fox RP3 Rear Shock
PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:10 pm 
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simesman wrote:
Hi there,

Are you sure of eye to eye and stroke. If a Hustler, then it should be a 190mm x50mm, in which case, I would be interested. Can you tell me if the rebound bit works properly though? My RP3 has just popped and only has rebound on the last 2 clicks. I presume the nitrogen has disappeared! Does the propedal feature all work too?
Cheers,

Simon



Hi Simon,
I measured it last night and got 180mm eye to eye and just over a 45mm stroke. Bear in mind that it came off a 1st generation Hustler, so could have been a slightly shorter shock?

The rebound all worked when it was ridden last although I have to confess that I only adjusted the pro pedal once when I first built the bike, just to check it - I haven't bothered with it since and it's remained in the middle position.

I'd be happy to send it to you for you to try out if you like - if you're satisfied with it, then you can pay me for it. If not, then you can just pop it back to me.

:)


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 Post subject: Re: Fox RP3 Rear Shock
PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:13 pm 
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I've just found this little snippet from MTBR (unfortunately I can't open the website to get the rest of it because my work computer won't let me!). This goes some way to supporting my theory that the shock had a shorter stroke on the early Hustlers:

"The original Hustler had 4.6in of travel but Cove tweaked the orientation of the rocker plates, increased the shock stroke and upped the chainstay length by 1/8in ...
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 Post subject: Re: Fox RP3 Rear Shock
PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:28 pm 
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That's a very kind offer Mr Ballbags, but I think you're right. A little research tells me that Cove did indeed fit a 185mm shock on the 2005 Hustlers. I never knew that, I thought it was just different linkage plates. Thanks anyway and good luck with the sale!

Simon


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 Post subject: Re: Fox RP3 Rear Shock
PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:06 pm 
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I am very interested in this. If still for sale.


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 Post subject: Re: Fox RP3 Rear Shock
PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:10 pm 
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Proflex 1982 wrote:
I am very interested in this. If still for sale.


Yep. Still here :)


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