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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-05-2005, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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My rear Fox Racing Shock Pics

I know some people wanted to see my fox racing shock setup on the SV, so here it is. Never mind the dirtyness...its from all the rain I was stuck in at the GAP.
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File Type: bmp Fox Racing Shock2.bmp (337.6 KB, 284 views)
File Type: bmp Fox Racing Shock3.bmp (337.6 KB, 198 views)
File Type: bmp Fox Racing Shock4.bmp (337.6 KB, 181 views)
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How much did that set you back? if you dont mind me asking...
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It ran about $700. I installed it myself to save on the labor.
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Cant wait to get a new shock for mine. The bike sure could use just a little ride height. Does the mudguard not fit with the shock or did you just take it off?
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Originally the mud flap fit, but I had to relocate the PSI canister when I lowered the bike with the coil over. Where I mounted the canister it hit the mud flap so I took it off.
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Yeah...how long has that been on there?




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Yeah...how long has that been on there?
How long has the shock been on there? hmm almost 4 years.
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OK that makes more sense... it looked like it!




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it just really needs to be cleaned up! Stupid aparment rules, No washing vehicles in the parking lot!
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Here is a Twisty "Did you know" Fox is no longer making sportbike shocks? They gave up because their shock failed under testing by many magazines. Just a little side note. Hope you didnt pay to much for it.

http://www.foxracingshox.com/website...?Market=MCycle
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Here is a Twisty "Did you know" Fox is no longer making sportbike shocks? They gave up because their shock failed under testing by many magazines. Just a little side note. Hope you didnt pay to much for it.

http://www.foxracingshox.com/website...?Market=MCycle
I saw that last week, I have not had any problems with the shock, and its so much better then the factory. Thanks for posting that twisty. I hope they get the engineering department on that and come back to the motorcycle side of things.
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They do just fine in the dirt!
May not have a need for the street market.

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Back in the day, fox was a very good shock ... you used to see a lot of very fast guys using them at the track. We ran them for years on FZR400's before Penske came along.

They just fell behind the curve as sporkbike chassis and tires changed, and didn't want to spend the R&D money to keep up (it is a much smaller market than dirt).

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Back in the day, fox was a very good shock ... you used to see a lot of very fast guys using them at the track. We ran them for years on FZR400's before Penske came along.

They just fell behind the curve as sporkbike chassis and tires changed, and didn't want to spend the R&D money to keep up (it is a much smaller market than dirt).

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yup i ran fox on my old hurricane and gsxr 750...they were a real good aftermarket rear shock.... tons of adjustments and when setup right, it was like they repaved the new NHIS track with its nasty bumbs going from the oval to the infield sections.....I also had the luxury of having Al Ludington (dave sadowskis old tuner and friend) help me set it up ........
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That's interesting...

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Dear Valued Motorcycle Customers,

Due to the rapid success of our new suspension products in several of the markets we support, FOX has decided to suspend the manufacturing and sales of our after-market line of shock absorbers for Motorcycle Road Racing applications at this time.

We have several new product development strategies underway that have the potential for the Motorcycle market in the future, so stay tuned to our website for the latest news and information on our products.

FOX Racing Shox will continue to support our products currently in the field for Motorcycle Road Racing with parts & service. Please feel free to contact our Customer Service Dept. at 1-800-FOX-SHOX to order parts or to receive technical assistance.

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I'm sure mine could use fine tuneing, but I'm no expert with ALL the settings on the shock.
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I'm sure mine could use fine tuneing, but I'm no expert with ALL the settings on the shock.
Its impossible to tune the suspension for the street.
There is to many variables to contend with.
Its a different story for the track.

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Its impossible to tune the suspension for the street.
There is to many variables to contend with.
Its a different story for the track.
I have it set as good as I'm going to get it then. If I need to make the ride harder or softer I can just turn the dial with my finger, but I just leave it alone for the most part.
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