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I have a 2005 Stumpjumper FSR Expert 120 with a Fox septune shock in back and a Fox Talas RL 130 fork in front. I am wondering what options I have for replacing the rear shock. I basically don't like how much bobbing I get when pedeling hard even when I turn the Propedel all the way up. Thanks
 

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Does anyone know if a fox RP23 1.75x2.0 will fit without clearance issues? Is there a way to shorten the stroke to the factory 1.75''?
 

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chopper10 said:
I forgot to mention that the 7.50" X 2.00" shock will not work unless you shorten the stroke to 1.75".
Is the RP23 field serviceable? Is there some procedure out there to do this ourselves? Also, is this something that Fox service would do for a fee (hopefully for less than PUSH)?
 

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I also would like to know if it's possible to shorten the stroke ourselves?? I believe push charges $135 to shorten the stroke on a RP23.
 

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jjyoung said:
I also would like to know if it's possible to shorten the stroke ourselves?? I believe push charges $135 to shorten the stroke on a RP23.
Way too much...hopefully the supplies are less than $10, and takes less than a half hour to do it yourself!
 

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Fox won't do it so I think it's safe to say they won't sell you parts. Push quoted me $189.00 for the facotry tuning sytem plus stroke reduction. That is $30.00 higher than the tuning system alone.
 

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jjyoung, please keep in mind that Fox recommends service for their shocks every 100 hours. Due to the nitrogen charge, this is really not a do it yourself thing. The Push factory tuning system can be a major improvement and is not much more expensive than having Fox sevice the shock.

This is a 4 year old shock we are talking about.
 

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The shock on my bike has around 50 hours on it. I am now thinking I will get the septune shock PUSHED because the cost of a RP23 and Tuning is close to $500. If I still don't like the septune shock I guess i will just sell the bike and upgrade to a newer model.
 

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Talk to Push on the phone and find out exactly what they can do for your shock. Tell them exactly what you are looking for. They seem to believe they can do more with the Septune than any other Fox shock.
 

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I have an '05 FSR Stumpy and had the Septune PUSHED. It works great! I don't have a RP 23 to compare it to but it is a pretty sweet setup that will run you under $200.00. I recently raced in the 24 Hours of Adrenaline(Hurkey Creek) and I would hate to think how it would have handled the race conditions in standard trim. I also put on a '08TALAS RL(unPUSHED) up front that helped immensely as well.
 
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