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Anyone have a problem with the bushing for a Fox RP3 (where shock connects with upper pivot, not the top tube) wearing out quickly. I replaced the original one about a month and a half ago along with all the bearings and bushings (Blur Pro Pack). Now it appears that is it wore out again. there is a lot of play. Anyone have the same problem.

Sorry if this question has been address in this forum before. I am new here. D!
 

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Be careful here, you might be replacing perfectly good parts. A very common problem with the Blur is that the axles are too long for the linkage and frame bits and can't pinch it all together properly. This will result in your du bushing "feeling" worn out. Take the pivot axle out and file it down 1mm, grease it, and re-install.
 

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You da man

Dusty Bottoms said:
Be careful here, you might be replacing perfectly good parts. A very common problem with the Blur is that the axles are too long for the linkage and frame bits and can't pinch it all together properly. This will result in your du bushing "feeling" worn out. Take the pivot axle out and file it down 1mm, grease it, and re-install.
Wholy christ Dusty Bottoms, you are the man! Thanks for the info!!
 

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Dusty Bottoms said:
Be careful here, you might be replacing perfectly good parts. A very common problem with the Blur is that the axles are too long for the linkage and frame bits and can't pinch it all together properly. This will result in your du bushing "feeling" worn out. Take the pivot axle out and file it down 1mm, grease it, and re-install.
Hi, I'm having exactly the same problem with my shox bushing (I replaced it month and a half ago). Could you please help me and explain in deep how to do it, I'd really appreciate it.

Thanks a lot
 

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it's all true

I've just had a good experience with this. Had annoying suspension clunk, which fitted the symptoms of worn DU bushing (lift rear of seat, feel clunk). But I knew the bushing was OK. On closer investigation, the movement seemed to be in the lower link area.

Removed bottom front pivot shaft (the one attached to the front triangle, next to the bottom bracket), shortened it by about 0.8mm with a hand-held file, re-assembled, perfection! The suspension feels as smooth as when it was new. This clunk had been bugging me for about 6 months so I'm a very happy camper. So happy that I went out and cleaned a few things that I hadn't got up for a while, whether the bike is working better or it's all in my head, I don't care :)

grum

edit: oh yeah, bike is a 04 Blur Classic
 

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grum said:
Removed bottom front pivot shaft (the one attached to the front triangle, next to the bottom bracket), shortened it by about 0.8mm with a hand-held file, re-assembled, perfection! The suspension feels as smooth as when it was new.
Great, good to hear that this annoying feeling have a solution. My next question is, how do you shortened the pivot?. Is it hard to do?. If you could post some photos it could help a lot.

Thank you very much.
 

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I was told the newer 06 Pro Pack pivot shafts are slightly shorter than pervious versions.:thumbsup: True?
How about the CTS Pivot kit, are the shafts slightly shorter too?
 

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more info

valenjimeno said:
My next question is, how do you shortened the pivot?. Is it hard to do?
I just held it in a bench vise and took to it with a hand-held file. It took all of about 5 minutes to file down - the shaft material is pretty soft.

I realised last night it was actually the rear lower shaft that I shortened (the one attached to the bottom of the rear triangle, not the front one as I originally said).

grum
 
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