Hey MX. This is a one off that I am having a machine shop do for me.mxer said:I would like to have one for my inferno.Any chance of that?
The eye to eye on my 2009 is12.5" - so this adaptor will take up 3", allowing for a 9.5"x3" shock.slowrider said:Do you know how much length your adaptor adds?
I just need to find a machine shop i trust in my area.Looking forward to your finished product and ride report.:thumbsup:iheartbicycles said:Hey MX. This is a one off that I am having a machine shop do for me.
You can do the same - just buy a new shock with the appropriate stroke and bring the bike and shock to your local machine shope!:thumbsup:
Update - just picked it up from the machine shop. The bolts are still long and need to be cut down - but the mount looks good!Katana said:Did you see the modded Nomad on the SC forum? There was a machined adapter
made to run the bigger shock so the bikes would get 8" travel.
iheartbicycles said:Update - just picked it up from the machine shop. The bolts are still long and need to be cut down - but the mount looks good!
More than one way to skin the cat!slowrider said:Wont work for my FXR, not enough mounting holes in an 07. Might work for my 03 Fly though. Thanks for the pic and the insperation.
iheartbicycles said:More than one way to skin the cat!
The only reason for multiple bolts is to keep the mount from twisting. 3 bolts is really overkill.
You could drill a whole in yours to accept the second bolt - or you could machine a "shoulder" to hold the mount in place and keep it from twisting.
Check out the pictures pumkinbiter posted in the "show us your foes" thread. He has a 2006 FXR with home made mount. I hear he even has extra's!
Thanks. I finished the install and got one ride in on Saturday - but am ording a couple new springs to try out different weights. I wasn't able to get enough sag and suspension activity out of the 350 and therefore can't give a real good review right now.DrF035 said:Any update ?
Very interesting proyect !!!
Update. I got the new springs from Fox the other day and fitted the bike with the 250 pound one last night.iheartbicycles said:Thanks. I finished the install and got one ride in on Saturday - but am ording a couple new springs to try out different weights. I wasn't able to get enough sag and suspension activity out of the 350 and therefore can't give a real good review right now.
Currently the shock has a 350 pound spring - on a 2:1 leverage ratio bike you need really soft springs. So I ordered a 300 and 250 on Monday and am waiting for them to show up.
Will post an update soon as possible. Thanks!:thumbsup:
Update - I've gotten in a few more rides on the FXR and am really happy with the outcome.iheartbicycles said:Update. I got the new springs from Fox the other day and fitted the bike with the 250 pound one last night.
Fox screwed up and sent me 250x3.7" instead of 250x3.25", same for the 350.
I installed the 250 and it went on fine - even being 1/2" longer than expected.
based on the lighter spring rate and longer spring - I immediately turned the bottom out adjustment all the way up and increased the IFP chamber pressure from 125 to 160.
Added a couple turns of preload and a couple turns of Propedal and had a good ride.
Climbing is still fairly ok with this setup and the Propedal is fairly effective. Not sure where I am going to run the shock, with regard to Propedal. Towards the end of the ride I seemed to have found a happy medium setting - but still not sure.
On downhills the bike feels a little more playful - I was getting a lot more "pop" off of jumps than with the Curnutt.
The coil shock seems to use more of its available travel, more easily - meaning the bike is reeeeal squishy. But that's the whole point of this set up - more freeride/DH oriented - while the Curnutt air shock will serve for more XC stuff.
Overall, I don't have a strong opinion about which shock is "better" - only that the coil spring is more active on small bumps and jumps - but the Curnutt feels very stable at speed.
I guess I need to ride it some more!:thumbsup:
They are totally different shocks. I'll probably put the Curnutt back on to test it out again.danchapman said:Interesting stuff., we're always made to think that the Curnutt is streets ahead of anything else but it doesn't seem so from what you've said!
What's the difference in weight between the air curnutt and FOX DHX?