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    Fox RP 23 Refiting

    I have recently removed my Fox RP23 shock for a service and i noticed that the bottom bushes were a very tight fit and had to be almost prised out . On attempting to refit the shock i found that the bottom bush was approx .5 mm to big for the mounting eyes . As i have never done this job before can anyone give me advise on the best way to refit the shock with out damaging the frame etc .

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    Which bit is tight?



    Is it the width of the lower bushing...............>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>^ ^^^^^^

    In the frame.

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    What frame you refitting it to reckless rat?


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    Its the bottom bushes that seem too tight

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    It will be going back into my Cube Stereo hopefully.

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    They should be quite tight, difficult to say how tight exactly, but if the manifacturing tollarances were way out that frame would have been binned, everything loosens up over time, to a degree.

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    Aye, as League has said they sould be tight.

    When you are re-fitting, smear a slight film of grease onto the frame the bushings are designed to run dry, but you will get a little longer from them this way.


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    I was half wondering wether to try carefully grinding down the outside face of the bushes on a wet stone to get a better fit ?

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    Hi
    Have you tried pushing the reducers further into the shock, perhaps by clamping in a vice opr with mole grips but with some wood or plastic to protect the faces?

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    There are some forum members who earn their living fixing bikes, so it would be worthwhile waiting for one of them to respond. (Apologies to reboundsuspension if you are in that category, my post is not intended to imply your response is not valid).
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