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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 2:43 pm 
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As I am keen to start building my 98 FSR Pro, I am tackling the last major job (I hope!) - the rear shock.

I had thought about getting the unit - a Fox Vanilla TC rebuilt but the prices are somewhat scary so I thought about a good used version from Fleabay.

I had thought that these bikes all used a 165mm eye to eye shock but I have just measured mine at 155mm.

This begs the questions is this correct or in the past has someone slid a different unit in? Will a 165mm fit?

As is to be expected there is play in the bushes - at what point will new spacers be required - and where other than BETD?

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:16 am 
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Can you extend the shock to 165mm? Pretty sure that it should be around 165mm.

If it is 155mm then the extra 10mm's will jack the back end up a little. These could be corrected with a BETD linkage though. Might have to run a slightly longer fork though to even out the front end.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:02 pm 
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No sorry it won't extend any further. A bit of a pita.

Just checked it - it does have a 38mm stroke thought :?


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GC FSRs of that era are defo a 165mm i2i.
unless you get an upgraded BED rear end in which case it'll be more.

did you buy it 2nd hand ?


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No - came on the frame. Having spoken to Mojo it is probably original and I should start by simply uprating the spring at present.

Anyone got a 1050 spring please?


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interesting, mine and alot of others came equiped with 165mm i2i rock shox deluxe. infact most ive seen came with the rock shox.

a 165 should fit without having issues.


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