Re: Fox Rp2 Problems

Postby Demis on Fri 30/Sep/11 1:47pm

Bit of an update;

The LBS called me yesterday to inform me that Blue Shark could not work out what was wrong with my shock so have decided to replace it with a new one. Apparently my origonal shock will be sent to fox USA for further test as thay have not come accross this problem before.

I was pushing for a new one as I did not want a shock that has been striped down several times due to a fult it has since new.

The LBS have been really good with keeping me informed and have made sure the bike is for me to pick up this afternoon. =}

I will let you know how the new shock goes :satan:

Thanks for your help and advice everyone!
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Re: Fox Rp2 Problems

Postby METZ on Fri 30/Sep/11 11:52pm

it kind of sounds like a valving issue maybe, was it topping out at all?
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Re: Fox Rp2 Problems

Postby Demis on Sun 2/Oct/11 5:55pm

Yes the first shock was topping out a bit,
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Re: Fox Rp2 Problems

Postby Demis on Sun 2/Oct/11 6:00pm

I tested the new shock on a short 15km ride yesterday, Feels heaps better :)

However, it seems to be leaking oil out of the top of the can, just below the rebound adjuster and pro pedal lever as you can see in the photo :satan:

What a joke!

Back to the shop for the 4th time :huh:

If I hadnt swaped parts on the bike and didnt like the rest of the bike as much as I do then I would be taking the whole bike back demanding a refund.
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Re: Fox Rp2 Problems

Postby ThingOne on Mon 3/Oct/11 7:07am

Really! 2 busted shocks..you have some bad luck,

your'e not like 180kgs right?
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Re: Fox Rp2 Problems

Postby danose on Mon 3/Oct/11 7:36am

Demis wrote:However, it seems to be leaking oil out of the top of the can, just below the rebound adjuster and pro pedal lever as you can see in the photo :satan:


looks to me like they've just been a bit overly generous lubing the aircan/body seal/thread - I'd wipe it off and see if any more comes out before bothering
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Re: Fox Rp2 Problems

Postby Demis on Mon 3/Oct/11 1:59pm

Took it back to the LBS,

Turns out it was just the air can coming lose from the body of the shock. Apparently Blue shark had used the one of my origonal shock and failed to tighten it up properally, Great job Blue shark!

So LBS replaced lost oil and thightened it up properally.
I thought it might be somthing as simple as this but I did not want to play around with it and risk voiding the warranty.

I certinally wont be using Blue shark for any of my servicing needs in the future! :blink: :crazy: :sneaky: :sly:
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Re: Fox Rp2 Problems

Postby Astoria Paranoia on Mon 3/Oct/11 5:38pm

Demis wrote:I certinally wont be using Blue shark for any of my servicing needs in the future! :blink: :crazy: :sneaky: :sly:


Good luck with that!
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Re: Fox Rp2 Problems

Postby Demis on Thu 6/Oct/11 2:46pm

I am pleased to report that I now have a shock that works correctly,


In the future I will just have too service it my self like I used to with my previous DHX5 coil and VAN 36 forks. :)



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