Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:58 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 6:32 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:08 pm
Posts: 1939
Location: East Lothian
Hi there I am trying to sort out a potential replacement spring (and may be shock) for my FSR Pro which I think is a 98 or may be 99 model in any case this one:

The spring shock seems to be a Fox Vanilla TC but the spring has some of the markings rubbed away but seems to say 650 # *7*. Does this mean the spring is 1.75" travel? would a 1.5 or 1.6" fit? The Shock measures 160mm eye to eye would a 165 mm fit ok?

Many thanks


Attachments:
FSR PRO.jpg
FSR PRO.jpg [ 61.75 KiB | Viewed 448 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 6:37 pm 
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:26 am
Posts: 16165
Location: Rurally close.
i always thought they were 165mm anyway?!
maybe just get an air shock?

165x38 is a pretty common shock
i guess the 38 would denote 1.5'' :? so not sure about the 7

i cant see there being any problems with a 168x38 though


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:06 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:08 pm
Posts: 1939
Location: East Lothian
Thanks very much


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:22 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Tue May 06, 2008 4:24 am
Posts: 713
Location: Edinburgh
if you buy a new shock you may also need new spacers to fit it

iirc they are about £15 per set


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:05 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:08 pm
Posts: 1939
Location: East Lothian
Thanks Mick


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:26 pm 
Gold Trader / Special
Gold Trader / Special
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:48 pm
Posts: 3169
Location: Leicestershire
http://www.tftunedshox.com/info/spring_calculator.aspx

will help you get the right spring rate required, then find one elsewhere.

i use a 165mm i2i on my FSR the old RS deluxe which was fitted as standard was also a 165mm i2i.

kind of odd that yours is 160mm :/

and yes the mounting kits from TFTuned are approx £15 per mount and you need 2.
not cheap but worth it, i run TFTuned mount kits on both my GC FSR & my Enduro.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group