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Old 09 July 2017, 11:17   #81
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will see how it holds up, it is a normal winch as i'm too cheap to buy the pukka one you did



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I'm sure it'll be fine Paul it'll help your back also. Listen I can't afford your luxury seats mate you'll have to keep me posted as I might save up my pension for a pair.
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if you are ever about then you are welcome to give them a go next outing dude
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Old 09 July 2017, 14:14   #84
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How often do you need to service the Fox shock?
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I think they said 10 years but don't quote me on it.

They have a lot of shocks at the factory they showed me and not many make the grade.
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I think they said 10 years but don't quote me on it.

They have a lot of shocks at the factory they showed me and not many make the grade.


10 years? Fox recommend servicing mountain bike shocks every year.
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These are a different animal to any bike shocks, much bigger affair with more seals due to pressure and sweeper seals, I think they say 300psi rate on them but we use about 40.

I believe they originated from snow mobiles and tweaked to suit this app.

I will ask during week though.
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10 years? Fox recommend servicing mountain bike shocks every year.
That's because of the amount of dirt grinding away at the seals & ram probably
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That's because of the amount of dirt grinding away at the seals & ram probably

Possibly, but salt and sand hardly seem like the best bedfellows of moving parts either. It's more likely if they didn't come from a bike that weight wasn't quite so high up the list of design priorities, so they have actually made something robust! By marine standards servicing is not too expensive, but for Fox its not usually a simple DIY job so could be a pita if you have to send them off at the wrong time in the season. Will be interesting to hear what is recommended, and if they are happy being left for 6 months of the year unused.
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The kit to rebuild them is 36 dollars from a quick Google and fox have a rebuild guide pdf on their website and plenty of vids on YouTube so doesn't look a massive deal tbh.

Fox suggest a rebuild every 3000-5000 miles on a snow mobile according to the blurb for a rebuild, that is what they were originally made for. I don't know how much tweaking was made for the suspension seats though, probably very little if any.

I have already ordered shock socks for them to keep salt out as best possible but I'm confident it wouldn't be a massive issue anyway due to the massive sweeper seal on it. It is actually for clearing ice off according to the manual.

https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&so...9jOBNUgF5MPJyA


https://www.carverperformance.com/pr...cat=313&page=1

Anyways, I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.

I won't treat it any different to my hydraulic steering ram, keep it as clean as possible and that is all you can do.
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