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 Post subject: Sunn Xchox 97
PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:48 pm 
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Never done a build thread before so here goes:

Bought this ages ago and the guy was offering to deliver locally so I got him to drop it off at my Grandpa's. I've seen it a few times but it was never convenient to bring it home.

It'll need a fair bit of work. Full strip and rebuild probably. I don't think it'll need any parts apart from a seat-clamp bolt. Wanna get that soon so I can tell if it's big enough. I'm hoping to save the air-oil obsys55 forks but for now they're flat. I've found some user manuals online (with the help of some good old helpful retrobikers) and I have a mate who can't wait to get his hands on them. Me I've never touched a sus fork before.

This'll probably be a very slow burner - if I finish before next summer I'll be happy!

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 Post subject: Re: Sunn Xchox 97
PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:57 pm 
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Catalogue pages
http://www.le-jurassien.com/sunn/catalo ... mmes97.php

(click on the two Xchox pages)


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 Post subject: Re: Sunn Xchox 97
PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:04 pm 
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Lovely project.. Quite rare. Very similar to the giant atx of the same era.


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 Post subject: Re: Sunn Xchox 97
PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:12 pm 
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Cheers Coomber 8)

So it is, never heard of them before but a quick search reveals one on here. Main difference is this is cromo. Not sure how much difference that will make with the full-sus but it has a certain appeal. I also like the fact it looks like a hard-tail at first glance due to the rear shock being so discretely tucked in. All just appearance but the little I can find suggests people liked how these rode too.


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 Post subject: Re: Sunn Xchox 97
PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:27 pm 
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The forks are very low travel (65mm?) So imagine the rear is similar,and it should ride nicely like a hard tail almost? Either way take your time and report back, like seeing something different.


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 Post subject: Re: Sunn Xchox 97
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:06 am 
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Where's all these sunn's coming from :lol: they seem to be popping up everywhere now.


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 Post subject: Re: Sunn Xchox 97
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:14 am 
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Very welcome after a few rainy summers ;-)

The forks have even less travel - 55mm


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 Post subject: Re: Sunn Xchox 97
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:53 pm 
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How is this coming along then Jay ? looks a really interesting project :D
what happened with the Saracen in the end ?

Cheers Paul.


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 Post subject: Re: Sunn Xchox 97
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:35 pm 
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Been busy, not really thinking about the saracen - I'll bump it now!


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